Onions

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 »

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 »

TX1015 Sweet Onions hosts inaugural restaurant week in Rio Grande Valley

The Texas 1015 Sweet Onion marketing campaign wrapped up the inaugural TX1015 Sweet Onion Restaurant week promotion on May 8. The historic marketing campaign, currently in its second year, was focused directly on Texas consumers... more »

USDA-ARS working to boost nutritional bounty of carrots, onions

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are looking to beef up your salad – not with complementary slices of tender chicken, steak or other meat but rather new, improved varieties of carrot and onion. Philipp Simon,... more »

Technology, tradition help Carzalia Valley Produce thrive

Farming in the high desert of New Mexico only feet from the U.S.-Mexico border, Carzalia Valley Produce Inc. embraces new technology to change and improve its operations and grow onions sustainably. Family involvement is also... more »

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 »

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 »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

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