Onions

Unique onion variety starts Baloian Farms’ 40th harvest

As the last and only steward to this special variety, Fresno, California-based Baloian Farms once again brings to market the heirloom Fresno Flat Sweet Red Onion. This week will mark the company’s 40th spring harvest.... more »

Proposed rule to increase onion assessment rate

The USDA has issued a proposed rule in conformance with Executive Orders 13563 and 13175, which would increase the assessment rate from $0.10 per 50-pound bag or equivalent of Walla Walla sweet onions handled to... more »

National Onion Association president lobbies for change

Increased participation and advocacy are goals for the National Onion Association’s (NOA) new president. Trustees of the group, which includes more than 500 growers, shippers, packers and suppliers of bulbs, recently elected Wisconsin’s Doug Bulgrin... more »

Vidalia onions’ ship date set in mid-April

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee recently set the official pack date for what is marketed as “America’s favorite sweet onion.” April 16 is the 2020 official pack date for Vidalia... more »

Skagit Seed Services earns FarMore Vision Award

Skagit Seed Services recently received the FarMore Vision Award for its commitment and contributions to the seed treatment industry. Syngenta presented the award in La Conner, Washington. Owned by Tom and Jack Hulbert, Skagit Seed... more »

California vegetable value goes up while acres down

The value of California’s 2019 utilized vegetable production rose to $7.864 billion, 7.3% above the 2018 value according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Pacific Regional Field Office. Increases in the value of... more »

America’s sweet onion season kicks off in Texas

While onions are available throughout the country year-round, spring is a special time. That’s when America’s sweet onions start coming out of the ground, providing consumers with locally grown, fresh, sweet and crunchy onions for... more »

New York growers face influx of cheap Canadian produce; senators respond

On Feb. 6, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for investigations into unfair trade subsidies to Canadian growers, as New York state onion... more »

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