U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,798-1,942*-1,758) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Kern District, Calif.; San Luis Valley, Colo.; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; and Stockton-Delta, Calif. *revised.
UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS, BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (730-866-814, includes export of 11-11-9) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading very active. Prices higher. Russet burbank U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $13, 80s mostly $11, 90s $9-9.50, 100s mostly $8.
KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (348-325-241, includes export of 59-56-31) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Light shipments are expected to continue into the first week of August.
SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (243-257*-235) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading very active. Prices higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $7.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $12, 80s mostly $10, 90s mostly $8.50, 100s mostly $8. Supplies are now in few hands. Shippers are metering remaining supplies to their customers. *revised.
COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — 2009 season shipments (88-102*-90, includes export of 22-25-18) — Movement expected decline as more shippers finish for the season. Supplies insufficient to establish a market.
STOCKTON-DELTA DISTRICT — Shipments (0-24-91) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS DISTRICT, TEXAS — (92-97-89) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Harvest of russet and yellow-type varieties began the week of July 19.