National Shipping Point Trends Report - Onions and Potatoes
WASHINGTON, DC 14-NOVEMBER-2018   
TRENDS - ONIONS & POTATOES
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Provided by:  Specialty Crops Market News                               
              Federal - State Market News Service, USDA.


Unless otherwise stated, shipments, crossings or imports are 
for the weeks ending October 28, November 04, and 11, 2018 in 
that order in thousand hundredweight (cwt) or 100,000 pound units. 
Expected movement is for the period November 04-17, 2018. 
Prices are for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 compared to Monday, 
November 05, 2018. Unless otherwise stated, sales are F.O.B. 
Shipping Point Basis (including Delivered Sales, F.O.B. Shipping 
Point Basis) or port of entry and extra services are included. 
Prices represent open (spot) market sales by first handlers on 
product of generally good quality and condition unless otherwise 
stated and may include promotional allowances or other incentives. 
No consideration is given to after-sale adjustments unless 
otherwise stated. Brokerage fees paid by shipper are included 
in the price reported.


    ONIONS AND POTATOES
---ONIONS, DRY
   UNITED STATES---Shipments (including imports) 996-1011*-1083---The top 
shipping areas for the week, in order, were Columbia Basin Washington, Idaho 
and Malheur County Oregon, Peru, New York, and Colorado. The Market News 
Service survey of over 30,000 retail stores had 13,590 ads for onions last 
week, which is a 21 percent increase from last week?s ads of 11,188. 
*revised.
   COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON ---Shipments 
386-380-419 (includes exports of 88-72-87)---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Yellow medium higher, Reds lower, 
others generally unchanged. Yellow Hybrid Type 50-pound sacks colossal 
mostly 5.50-6.00, jumbo 4.50-5.50, medium 5.50-6.00; White 50-pound sacks 
jumbo 10.00-12.00, medium 9.00-10.00; Red Globe Type 25-pound sacks jumbo 
mostly 5.50-6.00, medium mostly 5.00-5.50.
   IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY OREGON---Shipments 369-360-343---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices Yellow jumbo, 
Yellow medium and White jumbo generally unchanged, others lower. Yellow 
lower, others generally unchanged. Yellow Spanish Hybrid U.S. One 50-pound 
sacks super colossal mostly 6.00, colossal mostly 5.00, jumbo 4.50-5.00, 
medium 5.50-6.00; White 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly 11.00, medium 9.00-
10.00; Red Globe Type U.S. One 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly 7.00, medium 
mostly 6.00.
   PERU IMPORTS AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS---Shipments 69-78-105-
--Movement expected remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 
Yellow Granex Marked Sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly 16.00-18.00.
   NEW YORK---Shipments 54-58-59---Movement expected to remain about the 
same. Trading slow. Prices unchanged. Mesh sacks Yellow Globe Type jumbo 
9.00-10.00, medium 2/4 inch minimum 10.00-13.00, Red Globe type 50-pound 
sacks medium 13.00-16.00. Quality and size variable.
   UTAH DISTRICT---Shipments 29-37-37---Movement expected to remain about 
the same.  Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
   NORTH AND EAST POINTS COLORADO---29-34*-36---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. Unofficial prices for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Yellow 
Hybrid 50-pound sacks colossal 10.50-11.00, jumbo 7.50-10.00, medium 8.50-
10.00; White 50-pound sacks jumbo 15.00-18.00, medium 13.00-16.00; Red Globe 
Type 25-pound sacks jumbo 8.00-11.00, medium 7.50-10.00. *revised
   MICHIGAN---Shipments 18-13-19---Movement expected to remain about the 
same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Yellow Globe type master 
containers, mesh sacks 16 3-pound medium 10.00-13.00, repacker size mostly 
9.00-10.00. Red Globe type 25 pound mesh sacks jumbo 10.00-11.00, medium 
7.50-8.25. Quality and size variable.
   CENTRAL WISCONSIN---Shipment 9-16-16---Movement expected to remain about 
the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Yellow Globe Type 
master container 16 3-lb mesh sacks med mostly 12.00. 
   WESTERN SLOPE COLORADO---Shipments 6-13-16---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST---Shipments 12-10-14---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. 
   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT---Shipments 8-9-14---Movement expected to 
remain about the same.  Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
---ONIONS FOR PROCESSING
   WESTERN UNITED STATES---Shipments 137-130-114---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. No prices reported.
   EASTERN UNITED STATES---Shipments 4-4-4---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. No prices reported.
---POTATOES   
   UNITED STATES---Shipments (not including imports) 1800-1900*-2252---The 
top shipping states, in order, were Idaho, Colorado, Wisconsin, Columbia 
Basin Washington, and Red River Valley (North Dakota & Minnesota). The 
Market News Service survey of over 30,000 retail stores had 20,434 ads for 
potatoes last week, which is a 13 percent decrease from last weeks ads of 
23,242.*revised.
   UPPER VALLEY, TWIN FALLS-BURLEY DISTRICT, IDAHO---Shipments 
798-812-786(includes exports of 5-4-6)---Movement expected to remain about 
the same. Trading bales active, others fairly active. Prices generally 
unchanged. Russet Burbank U.S. One baled 10-5pound film bags non size A 
mostly 7.50; 50-pound cartons 40-50s 7.00-8.00, 60s 8.00-9.00, 70-100s 
mostly 8.50; Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 10-5pound film bags non size A 
mostly 7.50; 50-pound cartons 40-50s mostly 6.50, 60-70s mostly 7.50, 80-
100s 8.00-8.50.
   SAN LUIS VALLEY, COLORADO---Shipments 288-291-453 (including exports 
24-17-26)---Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices 
generally unchanged. Russet U.S One baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly 
9.50, baled 5 10-pound film bags size A mostly 8.50, Round Red 10 5-pound 
film bags size A mostly 12.50, Yellow Type 10 5-pound film bags size A 
12.00-13.00, 50-pound cartons 40s mostly 9.50-10.00, 50s mostly 9.50-10.00, 
60s mostly 9.50-10.00, 70s mostly 9.5-10.00, 80s mostly 10.00, 90s mostly 
10.00, 100s mostly 10.00. U.S Commercial bulk per cwt mostly 10.00. 
   CENTRAL WISCONSIN---Shipments 139-165-213---Movement expected to increase 
due to the upcoming holiday season. Trading active. Prices Russet baled 
slightly higher and Round Red higher, others generally unchanged. Russet 
Norkotah U.S. One baled 10 5-pound film bags size A mostly 9.00-9.50, 50 
pound cartons 40s-70s mostly 12.00-13.00, 80s mostly 11.00-12.00, 90s mostly 
10.00-10.50, 100s mostly 10.00-10.50. Round Red U.S. One 10 5-pound size A 
baled mostly 12.00-13.00, 50-pound cartons size A mostly 12.00-13.00, size B 
mostly 16.00-18.00, 50-pound sacks size A mostly 11.00-12.00, size B mostly 
15.00-17.00. Yellow Type U.S. One 10 5-pound size A baled mostly 12.00-
15.00, 50-pound cartons size A mostly 12.00-13.00, 50-pound sacks size A 
mostly 11.00-12.00.  
   COLUMBIA BASIN WASHINGTON AND UMATILLA BASIN OREGON 2018---Shipments 
156-177*-199 (includes export of 36-45*-33)---Movement expected to remain 
about the same. Trading moderate. Prices, carton 50 slightly higher, bales 
lower, others generally unchanged. Russet Norkotah U.S. One baled 5 10-pound 
film bags non size A 5.00-6.00, 50-pound carton 40s mostly 7.00, 50s-80s 
mostly 8.00-8.50, 90s 8.00-8.50, 100s mostly 7.50-8.00. *revised
   MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (RED RIVER VALLEY)---Shipments 106-102*-146---
Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 
generally unchanged. Round Red U.S. One 50-pound carton size A mostly 10.75-
11.00, Tote bags approx. 2000 pounds per cwt size A mostly 15.50-16.00, 
baled 10-5 pound film bags size A mostly 10.75-11.00. *revised
   NEBRASKA---Shipments 55-70-90---Movement expected to increase. Trading 
moderate.  Prices generally unchanged.  Russet U.S. One 50-pound cartons 40s 
9.00-10.00, 50s 9.00-10.00, 60s 9.00-10.00, 70s mostly 10.00, 80s mostly 
10.00, 90s mostly 10.00, 100s mostly 10.00.
   MICHIGAN---Shipments 36-47-77---Movement expected about the same 
current week, decrease following week.  Trading fairly active.  U.S. One 
Russet Norkotah Size A baled 5 10-pound sacks 10.00-12.75, baled 10 5-
pound sacks $11.00-13.75.
   NORTHERN COLORADO DISTRICT---Shipments 60-59-66---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
   HEREFORD-HIGH PLAINS-EASTERN NEW MEXICO---Shipments 55-49-71---Movement 
expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a 
market. 
   KLAMATH BASIN (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-OREGON)---Shipments 29-39*-53---
Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to 
establish a market.*revised.
   AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE---Shipments 20-29*-49---Movement expected to 
increase current week, decrease following week. Most movement on pre-
season contracts.  Trading fairly active. Prices U.S.One Russet 
Norkotah/Other Varieties 2 inch or 4 ounce minimum baled 10 5-pound sacks 
mostly 9.50-10.00, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per cwt. 14.00-
15.00, Round White 2 inch minimum baled 10 5-pound sacks mostly 9.50-
10.50, Yellow Type 11.00-12.00. *revised.
   KERN DISTRICT CALIFORNIA---Shipments 20-23-28---Movement expected to 
decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Supplies in too few hands to 
establish a market.
   LONG ISLAND NEW YORK---Shipments 16-18-15---Movement expected about the 
same current week, decrease following week.  Trading fairly slow. Prices 
unchanged.  U.S.One size A Round White baled 10 5-pound sacks mostly 
10.00-11.00, 50 pound sacks 8.00-9.00, large 9.00-10.00.
   BIG LAKE AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA DISTRICT---Shipments 19-16-14---Movement 
expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a 
market. 
   NEW BRUNSWICK (CROSSINGS THROUGH MAINE POINTS)---Shipments moderate---
Movement expected to increase current week, decrease following week.  
Trading fairly active.  Unofficial prices from industry sources U.S. 
One/Canada One Russet Norkotah/Other Varieties 2 inch or 4 ounce minimum 
baled 10 5-pound sacks mostly 12.00, 5 10-pound sacks mostly 11.00.  
Expect first F.O.B. Shipping Point Prices later in the week.  Some acreage 
left in the ground due to inclement weather, with yields reported as lower 
than expected.  Some sheds idle or packing for the provinces while they 
evaluate their crop production and conditions.
---POTATOES FOR PROCESSING
   MICHIGAN---Shipments to Chippers 298-322*-283---Movement expected about 
the same.  Most movement on pre-season contract.  Too few new sales to 
establish a market.  *revised.  
   WISCONSIN---Shipments to Chippers 157-154-157---Movement expected to 
remain about the same. Too few open market sales to establish a market.     
   AROOSTOOK COUNTY MAINE---Shipments to Chippers 63-61-62---Movement 
expected about the same.  Most movement on pre-season contract.  Too few 
open market sales to establish a market. 
   WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK---Shipments to Chippers 59-66-61---
Movement expected about the same. Most movement on pre-season contract.  
Too few open market sales to establish a market.  Some crops have been 
abandoned in the fields due to weather conditions.     
   MINNESOTA-NORTH DAKOTA (Red River Valley)---Shipments to Chippers 
28-70-42---Movement expected to remain about the same. Too few open market 
sales to establish a market. 
   PENNSYLVANIA---Shipments to Chippers 21-22-16---Movement expected about 
the same.  Most movement on pre-season contract.  Too few open market 
sales to establish a market.