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January 22, 2024

Onion prices are rising due to tightening supplies and increasing export demand. Expect elevated markets over the next three to four weeks until Mexico begins shipping into South Texas. White onions remain extremely scarce throughout the industry.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are available out of storage from Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, and Washington
  • Pack-outs in the Northwest are declining and storage supplies are diminishing rapidly; some smaller sheds could potentially finish in March
  • Export demand from Mexico remains active; Canadian demand is increasing
  • Canadian supplies are quickly diminishing; pack-outs are low due to poor quality
  • Georgia experienced freezing temperatures that will delay April’s Vidalia onion season by about two weeks
  • Mexican-grown onions are expected to begin crossing into South Texas by early to mid-February; expect overall volume to be 30% to 40% lower due to water shortages
  • The Texas domestic season is slated to start the first week of March; a normal crop is expected but demand will be stronger due to Mexican onion shortages

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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