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UPDATE: Onions

May 18, 2015


Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are limited in California and Texas. Rain in California’s Imperial Valley will delay harvesting until fields are sufficiently dry.


  • As much as 0.62” of rain that occurred in Calipatria, California on Friday, May 15 is delaying harvesting
  • While fields are drying now, delays will persist for the next few days while growers catch up
  • The forecast calls for dry, warm conditions over the next 7 to 10 days; this should allow growers to resume harvests as scheduled
  • Storage onions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington are diminishing
  • MFC Onions will become available in New Mexico by the first week of June
  • Markon expects prices to rise this week
    • Rain has disrupted supply levels
    • Prices will stabilize by the end of the week


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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