Vegetables and Pulses Outlook No. (VGS-312) 45 pp

December 2005

Vegetables and Melons Outlook: December 2005

With total 2005 potato production down 7.5 percent, the January-October price received by growers/shippers/packers for fresh-market potatoes averaged $9.27 per cwt, 25 percent above the average received during the first 10 months of 2004. By contrast, prices for processing potatoes (which largely move under contract) averaged $5.20 per cwt, up only 1 percent from a year earlier.

Keywords: tomatoes; potatoes; dry beans; dry peas; lentils; mushrooms; celery; fresh; processing; canned; frozen; prices; production; acres; trade; longrun outlook; exports; imports; supply; demand

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