Onions

Fresh produce sales up again for second quarter of 2013

For the second quarter this year, fresh produce sales are up compared to last year's figures. Organic fruits and vegetables lead the pack in growth with strong gains in sales and volume according to “FreshFacts... more »

USDA seeks comments on onion grades

USDA is requesting comments on proposed revisions to three onion standards: U.S. Standards for Grades of Creole Onions, U.S. Standards for Grades of Bermuda-Granex-Grano Type Onions, and U.S. Standards for Grades of Onions (Other Than... more »

Vidalia growers to vote on marketing order

USDA recently announced that Vidalia onion producers will vote from Sept. 9 through Sept. 27 on whether to continue their federal marketing order.The marketing order requires that a continuance referendum be held every six years.... more »

Walla Walla producers to vote on marketing order

Walla Walla sweet onion producers will vote from Sept. 14 through Oct. 4 on whether to continue their federal marketing order, according to USDA.The marketing order requires that a continuance referendum be held every six... more »

Guatemalan valley visit unveils unique watering system

The Valley of Almolonga in Guatemala is staggeringly gorgeous. Especially to a vegetable grower: an irregular checkerboard of small fields, all verdantly green, framed on both sides by the steep, mist-whispered mountains as the valley... more »

Talkin’ Shop: What’s your take on organic farming?

Editor's note: This is a complete list of the responses to the Talkin' Shop question on page 35 of the June 2013 issue of VGN.I think organic farming is an excellent way of minimizing the... more »

Brannen resigns from VOC

Wendy Brannen, who served as executive director of the Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC) since July 2005, recently resigned to take a position with the U.S. Apple Association in Washington, D.C. “This has not been a... more »

Freewheelin’ farmers ready to move on

After spending the past decade growing a sustainable small farm from a half acre of old farmland to a thriving eight-acre organic enterprise, the owners of Freewheelin' Farm in Santa Cruz County, Calif., are ready... more »

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