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

Vidalia veteran joins Van Solkema

04/22/2014

A sweet onion veteran has joined the staff of Van Solkema Produce.

Vidalia onions now available; legal battle continues

04/17/2014

Vidalia onions are on the road to retailers, but the route to market has been anything but smooth as legal wrangling about the official start date pitted a grower and Georgia’s agriculture commissioner against each other.

Baloian Farms launches heirloom onion

04/16/2014

Baloian Farms has introduced an heirloom onion product, Sophia la Rosa.

Weather presents challenges for Texas spring produce deal

04/16/2014

A drought continues to plague Texas winter-spring produce growers and shippers, although they reported enough cold and moisture to cause some delays in their crops.

Vidalia onion grower, state official both claim victory in court

04/15/2014

Both sides are claiming victory in the latest chapter of the legal saga of one Vidalia onion grower’s fight against the Georgia agriculture commissioner’s new, later start date for shipping the trademarked onions.

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Market Scope - Onions, dry — F.o.b.s as of April 21

2014-04-20

U.S. — Shipments (including imports, 887*-801*-724) — The top shipping areas for the week, in order, were Mexico; Texas; Columbia Basin, Wash.; Idaho and Malheur County, Ore.; and Imperial Valley, Calif. *revised.

MEXICAN CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTH TEXAS — Crossings (411-373*-211) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices yellow colossal and jumbo generally unchanged, others lower. Yellow grano 50-pound sacks colossal $10-12, jumbo $10, medium $10; yellow grano marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo $14-15; white 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $8- $10, medium $8-10; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $14-16, medium $12-14. *revised.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY TEXAS — (46*-84*-204) — Movement expected to increase as more growers start to harvest onions. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Yellow granex marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo $19; yellow grano 50-pound sacks colossal $11-12, jumbo $10, medium $10; yellow grano marked sweet 40-pound cartons jumbo mostly $16; white 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $10, medium mostly $10; red globe-type jumbo $14-16. medium $12-14. *revised.

COLUMBIA BASIN, WASH., AND UMATILLA BASIN, ORE. — Shipments (188-175-156, includes export of 15-20-18) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices red medium higher, others lower. Yellow hybrid 50-pound sacks jumbo mostly $10-11, medium $8.50-11; red globe-type 25-pound sacks jumbo $12-14, medium $11-12.50.

IDAHO AND MALHEUR COUNTY, ORE. — Shipments (168-133-90) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading slow. Prices too few open market sales to establish a market.

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-20) — Movement expected to increase as the remaining growers expect to begin shipping. Trading moderate. Prices yellow grano 50-pound sacks colossal $11-12, jumbo mostly $10, medium mostly $10.

VIDALIA DISTRICT, GA. — Shipments (0-0-8) — Movement expected to increase as growers expect to begin shipping. Trading active. Prices yellow granex marked sweet 40-pound cartons U.S. 1 jumbo mostly $22-24. Harvest was curtailed early the week of April 21, and growers expected to return to harvest activities the middle of the week.

 


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