Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to slow production in the growing regions of New Mexico.
- Forecasts continue to call for up to 30% chance of rain
- Muddy, wet fields will slow harvesting
- Suppliers are adding extra dry time before sending onions to production and culling any stocks exhibiting quality concerns; loading times may be affected, as result
- Yellow onion prices have leveled off, but remain elevated; red onion markets remain steady
- The New Mexico season will run through mid-August
- A few growers will begin to deplete supply levels over the next few weeks; others will have onions through mid-August
- Pricing is steady; stocks are sufficient to meet demand for the rest of the season
- As summer heat persists, onions may exhibit occasional sun scalding, due to intense sunlight and heat; supplies exhibiting any excessive defects will be culled
- The Idaho season is slated to get underway in mid-August
- Washington shipments will begin the first week of August
- Utah onions will hit the market in late August
- Colorado grown onions are expected to get underway by mid-August
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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