U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 1,059*-934-999) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were Idaho and Malheur County, Ore.; Mexico; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; New York and Nevada. *revised.
IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, ORE. — Shipments (298-318-321) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading yellow medium moderate, others slow. Prices lower. Yellow spanish hybrid U.S. 1 50-pound sacks supercolossal $6-8, colossal $5.50-6, jumbo mostly $4.50, medium mostly $6, white 50-pound sacks large $8-9, medium $8-9, red globe-type 25-pound sacks large $4-5, medium $3-4.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS — Crossings (205-208-275) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices yellow supercolossal and jumbo slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Yellow grano 50-pound sacks supercolossal mostly $8, colossal $7, jumbo $7, medium $10, yellow grano marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $10, white 50-pound sacks jumbo $5-6, medium mostly $6, red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $5-6, medium mostly $5-6.
COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (281-244-249, includes export of 102-71-67) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal mostly $6, jumbo mostly $5-5.50, export jumbo mostly $8, medium mostly $6.50-7, export medium mostly $9, white 50-pound sacks jumbo $8-10, medium $7-9, red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly $3.50-4, medium $3.50-4.
NEVADA — Shipments (64-38-41) — Movement expected to remain about the same. No prices reported.
PERU IMPORTS (REPACKED AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS) — Imports (32-24-14) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
WISCONSIN — Shipments (2-4-3) — Movement expected to decrease as shippers finish for the season. Trading fairly slow. Unofficial prices for March 7, yellow globe-type 16 3-pound mesh sacks medium mostly $7.50. LAST REPORT.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase as very light shipments were expected to start the of week March 7. Growers report that growing conditions have been mostly ideal. The effect of the freezing temperatures that hit the growing area in February has yet to be determined. FIRST REPORT.