U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,888-1,988*-2,308) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Colorado; Wisconsin; Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore.; and Red River Valley (Minnesota/North Dakota). *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (721-636-829, includes export of 3-2-2) — Movement expected to decrease slightly because of holiday shipping schedules. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly $9, 60-100s $9. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-100s $8-8.50.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (337-344*-346, including exports 32-22*-**) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A $7.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $8-10, 50-70s mostly $11, 80-100s mostly $10. U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. $9.50-11.50. Truck shortage continues to severely limit movement. *revised. **unavailable.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (178-206-292) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices round red size B slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $8, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $11-12, 80s mostly $10.50, 90s mostly $10, 100s mostly $9.50-10. Round red U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $9.50-10, 50-pound cartons size A mostly $9.50-10.50, size B mostly $19-20, 50-pound sacks size A mostly $8.50-9.50, size B mostly $18-19.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (133-173-176, includes export of 27-31-36) — Movement expected to decrease slightly because of holiday shipping schedules. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotahs U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A $7, 50-pound cartons 40s $8-10, 50-100s $9-10.

RED RIVER VALLEY (MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA) — Shipments (106-129-121) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly $9.50, tote bags size A mostly $15 per cwt. Truck shortage severely limits movement.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (55-70*-98) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1, baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $7.50, 50-pound cartons 40-70s mostly $11, 80s $10-11, 90-100s mostly $10. Truck shortage limits movement. *revised.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (52-81*-89) — Movement was expected to decrease the week of Dec. 23 and to increase slightly the week of Dec. 30. Trading opened moderate, closed slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. 1 round white baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch minimum $9-9.50, russet norkotah baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum $8.75-9. *revised.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (55-46-63) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. 1 round white size A 10-pound open window sacks loose $1.70-2.20, russet norkotah 10-pound film bags loose $1.75-2.35.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (71-77*-80) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. *revised.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (49-63-70, including export 1-2-0) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged, russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $7-7.50, 50-pound cartons 40-100s mostly $10-11.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (32-45-36, including exports 11-8-7) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading slow. Prices generally unchanged. Round red U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $16-18; yellow-type U.S. 1 50-pound cartons size A mostly $18-20.

KERN COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (14-31-27) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (11-**-**) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. **unavailable.

EASTERN LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (10-11-16) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. 1 round white 50-pound sacks size A mostly $8.50-9, large mostly $9.50-10, baled 10 5-pound sacks mostly $11-11.50.

BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL, MINN. — Shipments (6-12-16) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHERN COLORADO — Shipments (24-48*-13) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments light — Movement was expected to decrease slightly the week of Dec. 23 and to increase slightly the week of Dec. 30. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. U.S. No. 1 or Canada No. 1 baled 10 5-pound film bags 2-inch or 4-ounce minimum $8-9, tote bags approximately 2,000 pounds per cwt. $11-11.50.

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, December 22, 2013 to Friday, January 4, 2013

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