Onions

Wildfires threaten Texas panhandle growers

Texas’ growers in the state’s Panhandle and northwest region face imminent catastrophic losses as five wildfires threaten the region. More than 850,000 acres have burned, and several fires are still not fully contained, according to... more »

Crookham promotes new onion varieties

The Crookham Co. is publicizing its recent onion variety releases, some of which produced record yields. New long day, short day and Vidalia onions are being released by Crookham. Long day onions [caption id="attachment_33973" align="alignright"... more »

Growers voting on continuing Georgia Vegetable Commission

Georgia vegetable growers are voting on whether to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order. Voting began Feb. 1 and continues through March 2, according to a news release. The marketing order allows assessment of... more »

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 »

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