Onions

ONIONS

This pungent vegetable finds its way into most consumers’ carts. In fact, it was the second most-popular vegetable in Fresh Trends 2013. Onions moved up from the No. 3 vegetable spot last year and were the fourth most-popular commodity overall in this year’s survey. The likelihood of purchase slid one percentage point from last year.

 

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Packer Stories

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Owyhee Produce, Nyssa, Ore., has entered a partnership with Locus Traxx Worldwide that will allow its customers to track and monitor load temperature and location.

RPE hires sales VP

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Potato and onion specialist RPE Inc. has hired a vice president of sales, and is expanding a focus on new product development.

South Texas onion marketing order hangs in balance

11/12/2014

Growers in Texas are deciding the fate of the South Texas onion marketing order in a referendum that ends Nov. 17.

UPDATED: Large volumes, low demand pull onion markets down

11/05/2014

Big onion volumes from Peru and the Western U.S., combined with sluggish demand, spelled weak markets that could last through the end of the year.

Purchase boosts Mack Farms potato, watermelon acreage

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Mack Farms Inc. is increasing its Florida potato and watermelon acreage and expanding into other items by purchasing a large south Florida operation.

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Market Scope - Onions, dry — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17

2014-11-16

U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 886-835-925) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were Columbia Basin, Wash.; Idaho and Malheur County, Ore.; Peru; New York and Colorado. *revised.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (279-253-320, includes export of 53-41-44) — Movement was expected to remain about the same the week of Nov. 17 and then decrease the week of Nov 24 because of holiday shipping schedules. Trading fairly slow. Prices yellow lower, others generally unchanged. Yellow hybrid-type 50-pound sacks colossal $6-6.50, jumbo $4.50-5, medium $3-4; white 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $11, medium mostly $9; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo mostly $5, medium mostly $4.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, ORE. — Shipments (311-303-285) — Movement was expected to remain about the same the week of Nov. 17 and then decrease the week of Nov 24 because of holiday shipping schedules. Trading fairly slow. Prices yellow supercolossal lower, others generally unchanged. Yellow spanish hybrid U.S. 1 50-pound sack supercolossal $7-8, colossal $6-7, jumbo mostly $5, medium mostly $4; white 50-pound sacks jumbo $12, medium $10; red globe-type U.S. 1 25-pound sacks jumbo $6.50-7, medium mostly $5.

PERU IMPORTS (REPACKED AT VARIOUS EAST COAST SHIPPING POINTS) — Shipments (53-48-71) — Movement expected to remain about the same the week of Nov. 17 and then decrease the week of Nov 23 because of holiday shipping schedules. Yellow granex marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $14-15.

NEW YORK — Shipments (61-58-68) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices yellow 2-inch minimum lower, others unchanged. Yellow globe-type 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $8, medium 2¼-inch minimum $6-7, 2-inch minimum $5-6. Red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $7.50-8.50, medium mostly $7. Quality good.

NORTH AND EAST POINTS, COLO. — Shipments (51-50-59) — Movement was expected to remain about the same the week of Nov. 17 and then decrease the week of Nov 23 because of holiday shipping schedules. Trading fairly slow. Unofficial prices for Nov. 17, yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks supercolossal $11-12, colossal $8.50-10, jumbo $7-8.50, medium $5.50-7.50; white 50-pound sack jumbo $13-14, medium $12-13; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $8-8.50, medium $5.50-7.50.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT — Shipments (37-31-32) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (24-27-31) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Yellow globe-type master container 16 3-pound mesh sacks medium $7-8.50, repacker size $5.50-7. Quality mostly good.

CENTRAL WISCONSIN — Shipments (17-15-14) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Yellow globe-type U.S. 1 50-pound sacks medium mostly $7, master container 16 3-pound mesh sacks medium mostly $8.50-9. Truck shortage is curtailing movement.

 


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