U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,824*-1,928*-2,056) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; San Luis Valley, Colo.; Wisconsin; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; and Red River Valley. *revised.



UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (571-617-821, includes export of 4-7-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading cartons very active, baled moderate. Prices cartons higher, baled generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $5.50, 50-pound cartons 40-50s $17-18.50, 60s $16-17, 70s $16-17, 80s mostly $11.50-12, 90s $10-10.50, 100s $9-9.50. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $5.50, 50-pound cartons 40-60s $16-17, 70s $15-15.50, 80s mostly $11-11.50, 90s $9.50-10, 100s $9-9.50.



SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (341-403*-364) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading cartons fairly active, others fairly slow. Prices baled and cartons 40-80s higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $8-9, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $11, 50-60s mostly $12-13, 70s $12-13, 80s mostly $11, 90-100s mostly $10, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. $10-10.50. Yellow-type U.S. 1 baled 10-5-pound film bags size A $14-14.50.



CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (158-187-204) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading russets moderate, others fairly slow. Prices russet cartons higher, round red size A lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 size A baled 5 10-pound film bag $8.50-9, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $12.50-13, 80s mostly $11, 90s mostly $10.50, 100s mostly $10; round red U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $9-11, 50-pound cartons size A $11-12, size B mostly $16-19, creamers $30.



COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (141-139-132, includes export of 30-30-28) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading cartons very active, baled moderate. Prices cartons generally unchanged, baled slightly higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bag nonsize A $5.50-6, 50-pound cartons 40s $12-14, 50-70s mostly $13-14, 80s $10-11, 90s $9-10, 100s $8-9.



RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (162-144*-114) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading size A fairly active, others fairly slow. Prices size A higher, size B lower. Round red U.S. 1 tote bags size A per cwt. mostly $16-17, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $10.50-11, size B mostly $14-15. *revised.



AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (86-91*-76) — Movement expected abut the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch minimum $8.50-9, 2¼-inch minimum mostly $9.50-10, russet norkotah 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 10 5-pound film bags $8.50-9, baled 5 10-pound film bags $8-8.50. *revised.



KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (54-58-57) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Unofficial prices for Jan. 24: Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $16.45, size B $20.45; long white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $20.45, size B $10.45; yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $20.45, size B $12.45.

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, January 23, 2011 to Saturday, February 5, 2011

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