EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (74-81-65) — Movement expected to begin decreasing as some shippers are finishing up with their 2009 crop inventories and transitioning over to 2010 crop. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 40-pound cartons orange-type U.S. No. 1 $18-19, U.S. No. 1 petite $14, U.S. No. 2 $9-10, no grade marks jumbo $10-12. 2010 crop update: Very light harvest of the 2010 sweet potato crop has begun in some areas with the majority of shippers expecting to get under way by late September. All of the 2010 crop shipped as of Aug. 23 is uncured.
MISSISSIPPI — Shipments (0-7-7) — Movement expected to increase as shippers start the season. Very light shipments reported in the district. Trading active. Prices 40-pound cartons orange-types U.S. No. 1 $19-22, no grade marks jumbo $10-14. varieties: beauregard and a few evangeline.
LOUISIANA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to increase as some shippers expected to begin shipping the weekend of Aug. 28. Others expected to start by Sept. 4. As of Aug. 23 no f.o.b. issued.