Onions

Updated food safety guidelines for dry bulb onions available

The National Onion Association (NOA) and the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) are releasing the second edition of Commodity Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Dry Bulb Onion Supply Chain. The guidelines follow a year... more »

New research shows onion growers can keep yields while cutting chemical use

A surprise finding from new research on controlling pests and disease in New York commercial onion fields will enable the state’s producers to cut their use of synthetic chemicals without sacrificing yield. The study, conducted... more »

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

Hard work and a do-it-yourself attitude helped make McLain Farms Inc. a successful grower of Vidalia sweet onions. Exponentially rising costs, however, press the business, which has grown onions since the mid-1980s. Brothers Brett and... more »

Texas onion industry wraps up consumer awareness campaign

The 2021 – 2022 Texas 1015 Sweet Onion (TX1015) marketing campaign has wrapped up for the season. This year’s marketing program focused on raising consumer and retailer awareness through a variety of platforms, engagements, and... more »

Virginia Produce, Harris Teeter support ag scholarships

In May and June, produce supplier Virginia Produce Co.’s partnership with Harris Teeter stores through the Growing America’s Farmers (GAF) promotional program generated $18,000 in scholarship and grant funds for Virginia FFA students. The Hillsville,... more »

Washington State onion specialists to discuss weeds, insects

Washington State University researchers are hosting an insect and weed control field tour. The tour will be from 2-4 p.m. July 20 at the WSU Commercial Vegetable Farm in Pasco. The tour will focus on... more »

Vidalia grower Dasher recognized for support of ag education

Vidalia onion grower Walt Dasher, co-owner of G&R Farms in Glennville, Georgia, was awarded an honorary degree from the Georgia State FFA Association. The award recognizes individuals demonstrating outstanding service to agricultural education and Georgia... more »

Michigan onion growers vote to continue promotion group

Michigan onion producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program. The changes were presented by the Michigan Onion Committee, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell... more »

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