U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,857*-1,846*-1,756) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; Big Lake, Minn.; San Luis Valley, Colo.; and Kansas. *revised.



UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS, BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — 2009 crop shipments (814-831-712, includes export of 9-11-9) — Movement was expected to decrease slightly as a few sheds expected to be done running by the end of the week of Aug. 16-22. Trading baled slow, cartons fairly active. Prices baled lower, cartons generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $5.50-6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $13.50, 80s mostly $11.50, 90s mostly $9.50, 100s mostly $8.50.



TWIN FALLS, BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — 2010 season shipments (0-0-0) — Movement was expected to increase as western Idaho and the Twin Falls-Burley district expected to begin russet norkotah harvest by the end of the week of Aug. 9 or beginning of the week of Aug. 16. Light harvest of round red potatoes began the week of Aug. 9. FIRST REPORT.



COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — 2010 season shipments (31-133-260, includes export of 6-20-47) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices yellow size A slightly higher, others slightly lower. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bag nonsize A $5-6, 50-pound cartons 40-50s $14, 60-70s mostly $14, 80s mostly $11-12, 90s $10-11, 100s $9-10. Round red U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $11-14, 50-pound cartons size A $10-13, size B $14. Yellow-type U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $12-13, 50-pound cartons size A $12, size B $10.



BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (16-119-153) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices round red lower, others unchanged. Prices round red U.S. 1 tote bags size A per cwt. mostly $20, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $11.50-12.50; yellow-type U.S. 1 tote bags size A per cwt. mostly $24, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $14-14.25. All shippers are now harvesting and packing local supplies.



SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (235-156-147) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.



KANSAS — Shipments (0-57*-136) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.



STOCKTON-DELTA DISTRICT — Shipments (104*-73-82) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, August 8, 2010 to Saturday, August 21, 2010

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