Onions

National Onion Association taps new president

Onion industry veteran Jared Gutierrez, who likes to say he has “dirt in his veins,” has taken the helm of the National Onion Association (NOA). The promotion to industry association president follows two years serving... more »

G&R Farms debuts updated website

G&R Farms, a third-generation family farm and grower of sweet onions, has updated its website, highlighting new improvements aligned with its 2023-2024 rebrand. The new design focuses on G&R Farms' family story and transparency and... more »

G&R promotes packing operations manager

G&R Farms, a grower and shipper of sweet onions and pecans, has promoted one of its staffers. Ronald “Kelby” Werner, a senior team member, has been promoted from production manager to sales manager. Werner has... more »

Sakata appointed Colorado ag water policy advisor

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has hired onion grower Robert Sakata to serve as the state's first agricultural water policy advisor. Legislators approved the funding for the position to engage with Colorado farmers and ranchers... more »

Organic hybrid Sweet Garleek named a best invention of 2023

A year after organic seed developer Row 7 Seed Company began selling its innovative products through Whole Foods, the company is expanding its presence there, with plans to add more items in 2024. Row 7’s... more »

USDA declares Hurricane Idalia disaster area for Georgia growers

Nearly 30 counties in southeast Georgia are eligible for disaster assistance from damage caused by Hurricane Idalia, which struck the state on Aug. 30. The storm damaged state fruit, vegetable and pecan production, groves and... more »

Stop the Rot project

Growers to learn about combatting onion disease at Great Lakes EXPO 2023 Growers know the importance and delicacy of controlling onion rot and disease. Proper management such as effective irrigation, avoiding injury to the crop... more »

G&R Farms marks youth charitable program achievement

G&R Farms is celebrating the success of a charitable program that helps encourage youth to enter agricultural careers. The Growing America's Farmers (GAF) program provides scholarships and grants for Future Farmers of America (FFA) students... more »

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