Onions

Wallace Martin, Texas produce hall of fame member, dies

The Texas International Produce Association has announced the passing of Wallace Wiley Martin of Carrizo Springs, Texas late last week. "Mr. Martin was a member of the Texas Produce Hall of Fame, a great-grandfather, a life-long... more »

Florida’s Jet Harvest hires Washington sales rep

Jet Harvest Solutions, a Florida-based ag products company, recently announced it had hired Matthew Ohl in the Pacific Northwest to expand its sales team. Ohl will... more »

Tearless sweet onion grown in Washington, Nevada, to hit shelves

A new American onion is due out on shelves in select markets this winter. Nevada- and Washington state-grown Sunions are being marketed as “America’s first tearless and sweet onion.” Sunions were developed through an all-natural cross-breeding program... more »

Study eyes PlantTape technology in planting onions

As Georgia Vidalia onion producers plant next year’s crop, they are transplanting the onions, or physically placing the plants into a hole dug in the ground. Farmers may soon be using a new method that... more »

Marrone receives EPA approval for novel biofungicide

Marrone Bio Innovations, (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, has received EPA approval for its newest biological fungicide, Stargus. This... more »

Onion producer to pay $1.5M in back wages, damages

Vidalia, Georgia-based Bland Farms Production and Packing LLC will pay nearly $1.5 million in back wages and liquidated damages after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the employer violated the Fair... more »

Michigan onion growers vote to continue development program

Michigan’s onion producers have unanimously approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program. Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, announced the... more »

Michigan producers of onions to vote on program continuation

Michigan’s onion producers have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development beginning Monday, July... more »

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