Onions

Michigan onion producers to vote on program continuation, amendments

Michigan’s onion producers will have an opportunity to vote on the continuation of the Onion Promotion and Development Program for an additional five years and on proposed changes to the program. The referendum, conducted by... more »

Michigan’s VanSingel Farms closing, auction scheduled

After 38 successful years of business for the owners at VanSingel Farms Produce of Grant, Michigan, they have decided it is time to retire and with that will be closing their doors. VanSingel Farms Produce... more »

Fire damages Rio Fresh onion warehouse facility

A structure fire caused significant damage to a large portion of key fresh onion packing facilities in south Texas. On March 31, fire struck Rio Fresh Inc.’s San Juan, Texas, warehouse and packing operations. According... more »

Peeling onions to help crops withstand drought and disease

Researchers are using synchrotron light to literally peel back the onion on cell walls to help plants better withstand the stresses caused by climate change and disease. “We know there has been a lot of... more »

Vidalia Onion Committee names Grower of the Year

The Vidalia Onion Committee 2021 awards banquet honored McLain Farms and long-time Director of Markets for the Georgia Department of Agriculture Bob Meyer. McLain Farms was named the 2021 "Grower of the Year" and Meyer... more »

TX1015 Sweet Onion marketing campaign to raise consumer brand awareness

The Texas 1015 Sweet Onion (TX1015) marketing campaign is celebrating the start of the second year of its historic marketing program. This program focuses its efforts directly on American consumers to increase awareness of the... more »

Vidalia Onions head to shelves on April 12

Mark your calendars, Vidalia onion lovers, because America's favorite sweet onion is set to ship this next month. The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee announced April 12 as the official pack... more »

Thrips hit onions; foliar disease boosts risk

Onion thrips are a major challenge to organic growers and to growers who grow onions with conventional practices. Foliar diseases like stemphylium are also a major challenge. New research from Michigan State University (MSU) is... more »

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