U.S. — Shipments (not including imports, 1,988-2,313*-1,186) — The top shipping areas, in order, were Idaho; Wisconsin; Colorado; Red River Valley (Minnesota/North Dakota) and Columbia Basin, Wash./Umatilla Basin, Ore. *revised.

UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO — Shipments (636-829-497, includes export of 2-2-1) — Movement was expected to remain about the same the week of Dec. 30 and increase slightly the week of Jan. 6 as normal shipping schedules resume. Trading moderate. Prices russet burbank cartons higher, others generally unchanged. Russet burbank U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound nonsize A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-100s $9-9.50. Russet norkotah U.S. 1 baled 5 10-pound film bags nonsize A mostly $6.50, 50-pound cartons 40-100s $8-8.50.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (206-292-137) — Movement expected to increase after New Year. Trading fairly slow. Prices 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.

SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLO. — Shipments (344-346-122, including exports 22-31-**) — Movement expected to remain about the same. 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 40s $8-10, 50-70s mostly $11, 80-100s mostly $10. U.S. commercial bulk per cwt. $9.50-11.50. **unavailable.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (173-176-184, includes export of 40-40-21) — Movement was expected to remain about the same the week of Dec. 30 and increase slightly the week of Jan. 6 as normal shipping schedules resume. 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 (129-121-85) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. 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 is severely limiting movement.

HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO — Shipments (77-80-45) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-SOUTHERN OREGON) — Shipments (63-70-42, including export 2-0-1) — Movement expected to remain about the same. 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.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, MAINE — Shipments (81-94*-37) — Movement was expected about the same the week of Dec. 30, increase the week of Jan. 6. Trading 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.

NEBRASKA DISTRICT — Shipments (70-95*-34) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices cartons slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Russet norkotah U.S. 1, baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly $7.50, 50-pound cartons 40s $8-11, 50-70s mostly $11, 80s mostly $10.50, 90-100s $10. Truck shortage limits movement. *revised.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (46-63-33) — Movement was expected to be about the same the week of Dec. 30 and to increase the week of Jan. 6. Trading 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.

NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON — Shipments (45-36-24, including exports 8-7-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. 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 (31-27-20, including exports 4-0-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

NORTHERN COLORADO — Shipments (48-13-14) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

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

EASTERN LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Shipments (11-16-7) — Movement expected about the same. 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. Supplies fairly light.

NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS) — Shipments light — Movement was expected to be about the same the week of Dec. 30 and to increase slightly the week of Jan. 6. 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.

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

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, December 29, 2013 to Saturday, January 11, 2014

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