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October 12, 2021

Current onion supplies are dominated by medium sizes; however, growers report size is increasing this week.

  • Demand has weakened;
    • Markets are steady
    • A significant price gap of $7.00 to $9.00 remains between medium and jumbo sizes
  • The harvest is 90%-95% complete, with most growers wrapping up this week
  • Once production has ended, growers will gain control of supply levels and regulate onions released for production; expect elevated markets to hold through the end of October
  • Holiday/retail demand will start in early November, increasing demand for medium onions
  • When retail demand strengthens, more raw product will be released from storage sheds, increasing large-size onion volume in packing facilities, and easing prices

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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