U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,865-1,820*-1,744) — 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 (714-734-692, includes export of 8-8-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading cartons very active, baled fairly slow. Prices baled slightly lower, burbank cartons 70-100s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $6-6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-60s $22-23, 70s mostly $21-22, 80s $16-17, 90s mostly $12.50-13, 100s mostly $11.50-12. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum remaining supplies in too few hands to establish a market.



SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (355-338-307) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading cartons active, others moderate. Prices baled and carton 40s and 90-100s higher, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $9-9.50, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly $15, 50-70s $17, 80s mostly $14, 90-100s mostly $12, U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. mostly $12-13.



COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (148-140-138, includes export of 25-22-28) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices slightly higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum baled 5 10-pound film bag nonsize A $6.50-7.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $16-18, 50-70s $17-18, 80s mostly $15, 90s mostly $13, 100s mostly $12.



RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (112-100-131) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading very active. Prices higher. Round red U.S. 1 tote bags size A per cwt. mostly $18, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $11.50, size B mostly $16-17.



CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (136-113-113) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 size A baled 5 10-pound film bag $9.50-11, 50-pound cartons 40-70s $17-19, 80s mostly $14-16, 90s $12-14, 100s $11-12. Industry sources report that available offerings are limited for open-market sales as shippers are fulfilling prior contractual commitments.



FLORIDA — Shipments (29-55-74) — Movement expected to increase as harvest continues. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A $15.75-16.50, size B $20.50-20.75, creamers $35-35.75; round white U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A $25.50-25.75, size B $20.50-20.75, creamers $40.75-50; yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound sacks size A $25.50-25.75, size B $10.50-12.50, creamers $40.75-50.

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, March 6, 2011 to Saturday, March 19, 2011

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