U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,919*-1,723*-1,810) — 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 (774-612-669, includes export of 8-8-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices higher. Russet burbank U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $7-8, 50-pound cartons 40-60s $21-22, 70s mostly $19.50-20, 80s $13-14, 90s mostly $11.50-12, 100s mostly $10.50-11. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $7-8, 50-pound cartons 40-60s $19-20, 70s $18-19, 80s $13-14, 90s $11-12, 100s $10-11.



SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (334-338-347) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading cartons active, others fairly active. Prices slightly higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $9, 50-pound cartons 40s $13-14, 50-70s mostly $16, 80s mostly $13, 90-100s mostly $15-11, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $11. Yellow-type U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A $14-15.



CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (147-146-150) — 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 $9-9.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $15-16, 80s mostly $12.50-13.50, 90s mostly $11.50-12, 100s $10.50-11.



COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (154-143-142, includes export of 41-30-29) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices cartons 70-100s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bag nonsize A $6-6.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $16-17, 50-70s $16-17, 80s mostly $13-14, 90s $11-13, 100s mostly $11-12.



RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (108-86-110) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices slightly higher. Round red U.S. 1 tote bags size A per cwt. mostly $17.50, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $11.25, size B mostly $15. By the end of March most shippers expect to be finished for the season.



AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (100-77*-73) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate on round whites, others fairly slow. Prices round white baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch minimum slightly higher, others unchanged. Round white U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch minimum mostly $8.75-9.50, 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 (48-55-56) — Movement expected to decrease. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Unofficial prices for Feb. 14: Long white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $22.45, size B $12.45.



MICHIGAN — Shipments (60*-59*-53) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices round whites unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 size A 10-pound film bags loose mostly $1.80-2, round white 10-pound open window sacks loose mostly $2-2. *revised.



KLAMATH BASIN, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND OREGON — Shipments (44-52-39) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $17, 80s mostly $13, 90s mostly $11-12, 100s $10-11.



NEBRASKA — Shipments (33*-36-35) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

Sections The Packer: 
Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, February 13, 2011 to Saturday, February 26, 2011

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