U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 1,042*-896-1,011) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; Idaho and Malheur County, Ore.; Mexico; Nevada and Peru.
COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (283-275-302, includes export of 96-95-97) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading yellow export moderate, others slow. Prices yellow export, whites and jumbo red generally unchanged, others lower. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal $7-8, jumbo mostly $6.50-7, export jumbo $8.50-10, medium mostly $8, export medium mostly $10, white 50-pound sacks jumbo $11-12, medium $8-10, red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly $5, medium $4-5.
IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, ORE. — Shipments (299-270-278) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices yellow lower, others generally unchanged. Yellow spanish hybrid U.S. 1 50-pound sacks supercolossal mostly $9, colossal $7, jumbo $6, medium mostly $6.50-7, white 50-pound sacks large $10-11, medium $10-11, red globe-type 25-pound sacks large mostly $6, medium $4-5.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS — Crossings (139-109-176) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices yellow carton jumbo and medium higher, yellow carton jumbo and whites lower, yellow colossal generally unchanged. Yellow grano 50-pound sacks colossal mostly $8, jumbo $7-8, medium $9-10, yellow grano marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo $10-11, white 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $10, medium mostly $10.
NEVADA — Shipments (49-43-58) — Movement expected to remain about the same. No prices reported.
PERU IMPORTS (REPACKED AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS) — Imports (57-55-42) — Movement was expected to decrease slightly as a couple of more shippers finished for the season the week of Feb. 14. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Yellow granex marked sweet 40-pound cartons colossal and jumbo mostly $14-15.
NEW YORK DISTRICT — Shipments (36-39-41) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Yellow globe-type 50-pound sacks medium 2¼-inch minimum $11-12, 2-inch minimum $10-11, master container 16 3-pound mesh sacks medium 2¼-inch minimum $13-14, 2-inch minimum $12-13. Quality variable.
NORTH AND EAST POINTS, COLO. — Shipments (37-26-19) — Movement expected to continue to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
WISCONSIN — Shipments (4-2-2) — Movement was expected to decrease as some shippers expected to finish for the season the week of Feb. 14. Trading fairly slow. Unofficial prices for Feb. 14, yellow globe-type 16 3-pound mesh sacks medium mostly $11.50-14.