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PRODUCE UPDATE-7/12

PRODUCE UPDATE-7/12

Market will be higher next week on potatoes.   Onions are somewhat unsettled.  If a shipper has extra supplies he is flexible on the market but if he doesn’t then he tough.  Washington is packing winter over onions at the moment and we are not sure that those […]

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POTATO UPDATE–7/10/13

POTATO UPDATE–7/10/13

The Idaho potato challege will probably get worse before it gets better.  Quality in storage is going downhill quickly.  One of the largest shippers in the state told me today that they have lost enough raw product to create over 100,000 catons of finished product.  They have […]

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Potato Update-7/8/13

A recent USDA forecast for potatoes shows that new crop plantings are down.  In Idaho we are down 8% and nationally we are down 6.5%.  This will probably mean higher prices throughout next season.  We are still a long way from having the crop harvested but to […]

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Saturday Post-7/6/13

Saturday Post-7/6/13

As we end the week, transportation is still an issue.  Trucks still are heading to California for the high priced freight.  It has caused some challenge for Idaho and Washington shippers. Potatoes:  Market is steady and increasing upward at a more moderate pace.  Consumers still remain tight […]

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UPDATE-7/3/13

UPDATE-7/3/13

It is to hot!  Temperatures are in the low 100’s accross Idaho.  Not good for plants or people.. Onion market seems to be about stready.  Some markets show a softening but most FOB points have not.  Normal for a summer deal.  Best way to approach is to […]

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UPDATE-6/28/13

UPDATE-6/28/13

The temperatures are climbing and it appears that we are in for about a week of above normal temperatures.  Hopefully, it will not be as hot as they forecast.  Every production area in the west will be hit with these hot temperatures.  It is not good for […]

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PRODUCE UPDATE-6/26/13

PRODUCE UPDATE-6/26/13

The weather could be the big story this next week.  By the weekend we are to be around 100 degrees in the potato areas and 105 in the onion areas.  It is to last about a week.  This is very tough on crops and we worry about […]

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PRODUCE UPDATE-6/21/13

PRODUCE UPDATE-6/21/13

POTATOES:  It appears that the potato market will inch forward again next week.  We expect to see a 50 cent increase on cartons and consumers but not necessarily on 2’s.  We still haven’t reached prices where buyers seem to be uneasy about buying.  Look for continuing prices […]

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UPDATE-6/14/13

UPDATE-6/14/13

First, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL THE DAD’S OUT THERE!! Potatoes remain steady.  There are indications that the market may remain steady next week but we do expect to see price increases even if we take a week off here and there. Onions seem to have found […]

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PRODUCE UPDATE-6/12/13

PRODUCE UPDATE-6/12/13

The produce ship seems to be steady!  Potatoes continue to move up slowly and onions are about steady.  As stated earlier this week transportation issues seem to be really causing problems everywhere.  We look for these trends to continue in both potatoes and onions.  Texas onions are […]

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