U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,925*-1,638*-1,527) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; Wisconsin; Big Lake, Minn.; and Nebraska. *revised.
UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — 2009 season shipments (672*-349-102, includes export of 4-9-0) — Movement expected to decrease as most sheds are now finished running 2009 crop potatoes. *revised.



UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — 2010 season shipments (15-157-332, includes export of 2-0-3) — Movement was expected to increase as harvest continued to move into the Upper Valley the week of Sept. 5. Trading very active. Prices higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $5, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $17-17.50, 80s $13-14, 90s mostly $11, 100s mostly $10.



COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (308-331*-375, includes export of 54-39*-63) — Movement was expected to decrease the week of Sept. 6 and then increase Sept. 13-19 as normal shipping schedules resume. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bag nonsize A mostly $4-4.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $13-14, 80s $10, 90s $8-9, 100s $7-8.



CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (116-135-160) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin harvest. Trading moderate. Prices round red size A cartons slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 nonsize A baled 5 10-pound film bag nonsize A $7.50-8, 50-pound cartons 50-70s $15, 80s mostly $12, 90s mostly $11, 100s $9-10. Round red U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $9, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $9, size B $10-11, creamers $30. Round white U.S. 1 50-pound sack $6-7.50. Yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $13-14.



BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (195-192-144) — Movement was expected to decrease the week of Sept. 6 and then increase Sept. 13-19 as normal shipping schedules resume. Trading moderate. Prices round red size B higher, norkotah carton 40-80s generally unchanged, others lower. Prices round red U.S. 1 tote bags size A per cwt. mostly $15-16, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $10, size B mostly $13.50-15; russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $14, 80s $11-12.50, 90s $9-10, 100s $8, 2,000-pound tote bags per cwt. mostly $10. Harvest and shipments of peat soil potatoes started with unofficial prices on Tuesday, Sept. 7: Round red U.S. 1 tote bags size A per cwt. $20. Supplies of round red in the Big Lake-Long Prairie area are in few hands.



SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (10-50-90) — Movement expected to increase seasonally as new crop harvest has begun. Trading fairly slow. Prices russet baled and carton 80-90s lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $7, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $16, 80s mostly $13, 90s mostly $11, 100s mostly $10-11, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $11-12.

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, September 5, 2010 to Saturday, September 18, 2010

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