U.S. — Shipments (not including imports), 1,738*-1,828*-1,849) — 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 (612-669-714, includes export of 8-5-8) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading cartons very active, baled active at lower prices. Prices baled lower, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $7-7.50, 50-pound cartons 40-60s $21-22, 70s $19-20, 80s $13.50-15, 90s $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 $6.50-7.50, 50-pound cartons 40-60s $19-20, 70s $18-19, 80s $13-14, 90s $11-12, 100s $10-11.



SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (338-358*-337) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading cartons active, others fairly active. Prices baled generally unchanged, others higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $9, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $14-15, 50-70s $16-17, 80s mostly $14, 90-100s mostly $11-12, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $11.50.



COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (143-142-148, includes export of 30-29-25) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading 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 $6-7, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $16-17, 50-70s $17-18, 80s mostly $14-15, 90s $12-13, 100s mostly $12.



CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (146-150-136) — 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 $9.50-9.75, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $15.50-16.50, 80s mostly $13-13.50, 90s mostly $12, 100s $11.



RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (86-110-112) — 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.



KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (55-56-60) — Movement expected to decrease. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Unofficial prices for Feb. 22: long white U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A $24.45, size B $14.45.



AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (77-76*-71) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices 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.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011 to Saturday, March 5, 2011

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