U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,920-1,889*-1,788) — The top shipping states, in order, were Idaho; Kern District, Calif.; San Luis Valley, Colo.; Hereford-High Plains, Texas; and Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore. *revised.
UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS, BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (732-708-730, includes export of 18-12-11) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices cartons 40-70s generally unchanged, others higher. Russet burbank U.S. One two-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $4-4.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $11-11.50, 80s $8-8.50, 90s mostly $6.50-7, 100s mostly $5.50-6.
KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (400-366-348, includes export of 59*-50*-59) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading round reds very active, others moderate. Prices round red higher, russet baled and sacks slightly higher, russet carton 50-60s and long white size A cartons slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound carton size A $14.45, size A tote bags (2,000 pound) mostly $26 per cwt.; long white U.S. 1 50-pound carton size A mostly $10.45-12.45, yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound carton size A mostly $12.45, size A tote bags mostly $16 per cwt. Russets U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $5.45, 50-pound carton 50-60s mostly $15.45, 70s mostly $14.45, 80s $12.45, 90s $10.45, 100s $8.45; 100-pound sacks 5 9-ounce $12.45, size A mostly $9.45. *revised.
SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (323-317-231) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading very active. Prices higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $5.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $10.50-11, 80s mostly $9, 90s mostly $7-7.50, 100s mostly $7.
HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS DISTRICT, TEXAS — (21-60-92) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — 2009 season shipments (125-127*-89, includes export of 29-35*-22) — Movement expected decline as more shippers finish for the season. Trading fairly active. Prices baled and cartons 90-100s higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $5-5.50; 50-pound cartons 40s $9-10, 50-70s $10-11, 80s $9-10, 90s mostly $8-9, 100s $7.50-9. *revised.
EASTERN SHORE, VA. — Shipments (22-41-77) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading round red active, others moderate. Round red size B higher, others generally unchanged. 50-pound sacks round white U.S. 1 size A $8, chef $12; 50-pound sacks round red U.S. 1 size A $16, size B $20; 50-pound sacks yellow-type size A $12-14; 50-pound sacks russet norkotah and goldrush U.S. 1 size A mostly $8.