U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,941*-2,074*-1,864) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; San Luis Valley, Colo.; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; Wisconsin and Red River Valley. *revised.



UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (617-821-774, includes export of 7-5-8) — Movement was expected to decrease slightly the week of Jan. 31. Trading cartons very active, baled active. 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 40-60s mostly $19, 70s mostly $17, 80s mostly $12-12.50, 90s $10.50-11, 100s $9.50-10. 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 $17, 70s mostly $16, 80s mostly $12, 90s mostly $10-11, 100s $9-10.



SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (403-364-325) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading cartons fairly active, others fairly slow. Prices cartons higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $8-9, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $12, 50-70s mostly $13, 80s mostly $12, 90-100s mostly $10, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $10.50-11. Yellow-type U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $14-14.50.



COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (139-132-154, includes export of 30-28-41) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading cartons very active, baled 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 $5.50-6, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $14-15, 50-60s $15-16, 70s $14-16, 80s $11-12, 90s $10-11, 100s mostly $10.



CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (187-204-147) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 size A baled 5 10-pound film bag mostly $9, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $13-14, 80s mostly $12-12.50, 90s mostly $11, 100s $10-11.



RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (144-114-108) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices size A higher, others generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 tote bags size A per cwt. mostly $17-17.50, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $11-11.25, size B mostly $14-15.



AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (91-89*-87) — Movement expected about the same. Trading opened moderate, closed fairly slow. Prices slightly higher. Round white U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch minimum mostly $8.75-9, 2¼-inch minimum mostly $10.50-11, russet norkotah baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum $9-10, baled 5 10-pound film bags $8.50-9.50. Russet norkotah supplies fairly light and in few hands. *revised.



KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (58-57-48) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Unofficial prices for Jan. 31: Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $14.45, size B $16.45; long white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $20.45, size B $12.45; yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $20.45, size B $10.45.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011 to Saturday, February 12, 2011

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