Washington

US asparagus crop value up; onions and strawberries down

The U.S. asparagus crop value are estimated to be up from last year, while values for onions and asparagus have dropped. National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) office in Olympia, Washington recently reported vegetable production estimates... more »

For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

Growers using the H-2A visa program for seasonal labor say it’s working, but among the program’s most difficult rules are its housing requirements. At a panel discussion at the Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show... more »

Bayer debut of consumer-friendly Sunions limited

Marketed as “tearless” and sweet-tasting, a new onion variety developed by Bayer CropScience hit shelves in January. Sold under the Sunions brand, the onion was grown commercially by just three growers in two states for... more »

3 states produced 76 percent of U.S. veggies in 2017

Just three states account for 76 percent of the country’s vegetable production value during 2017, according to numbers released recently by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. For the 26 selected vegetables and melons estimated... 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 »


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