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October 13, 2022

Demand for green onions remains strong, far exceeding supply. Industry volume is down 50-70% due to another storm last week.

  • Ready Set Serve Green Onions are limited; packer label is being substituted
  • Thunderstorms in Mexicali, Mexico (the primary growing region) late last week led to widespread power outages, flooded fields, and hail-damaged crops
    • Muddy, wet fields are slowing harvesting
      • Onions will require extra time to dry before packing
      • Wet onions will be soft and may develop rot and decay
    • Reports of 30-50 acre ranches being completely lost due to storm damage have placed further stress on the market
    • Several shippers could not get product packed and across the border this past weekend and early this week due to lack of power at sheds
  • Prices are climbing and will remain elevated through October

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.