Onions

Sakata Farms honored as a ‘trailblazer’

Robert Sakata is a firm believer in growers stepping up to the microphone, but he hesitated this spring just before addressing a group of his peers in Colorado agriculture. Sakata Farms ­– a respected vegetable... more »

Wisconsin man to lead National Onion Association

Wisconsin native Doug Bulgrin has been elected president of the National Onion Association and will serve as the nationwide organization’s chief for the next two years. The National Onion Association was incorporated in 1913 and... more »

Fagerberg, IFCO extend onion-packing partnership

IFCO, an operator of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), announced Fagerberg Produce of Eaton, Colorado, has agreed to extend its use of IFCO RPCs for its dry onion products through 2020. “IFCO is a great partner,”... more »

Michigan onion growers match varieties to climates

As an onion-growing state, Michigan’s acreage doesn’t crack the top 10. The largest onion state, according to 2016 numbers from the National Onion Association, was Washington, with 23,900 acres, though Idaho grew more onions on... more »

Stokes Seeds hosts Seminis onion summit for growers

Buffalo, New York-based Stokes Seeds recently hosted a large group of growers for a two-day onion summit in Wisconsin to view variety test results, storage trial data and new onion varieties from Seminis Vegetable Seeds. Feedback... more »

Center rot disease in organic onion growing studied

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Organic Transitions grant is funding a study of management options for center rot disease in organic onion production in Georgia and Michigan. The study is headed... more »

J&D Produce HoneySweet Onions a hit at World Food Championships

In October, more than 1,400 chefs and home cooks descended upon Dallas’ Reunion Arena Park for the World Food Championships (WFC). The event drew contestants from 42 states and 15 different countries, as well as... more »

Colorado onion packer adopts ninja program

Consumers and onion buyers will see a fun new character on their bags of onions from Paradigm Fresh in Colorado.  The onion packer, based in Fort Morgan in eastern Colorado, has created new labels for... more »


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