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January 31, 2024

Onion prices continue to rise as demand exceeds supply. Markets will remain elevated through the month of February and into March. White onion supplies remain scarce; markets are extreme in all regions. Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions are available out of storage from Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, and Washington.

  • Pacific Northwest
    • Supplies will wind down over the next two months; some smaller sheds have potential to finish in March
    • Pack-outs in the Northwest are declining; some lots exhibiting internal browning will result is lower yields and diminishing storage supplies
  • Colorado
    • Expect supplies to be depleted by the end of February/early March
  • Canada
    • Supplies are quickly declining; pack-outs are low due to poor quality
  • Texas
    • The 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
  • Mexico
    • Supplies are expected to begin crossing into South Texas in a limited manner by mid-February; expect overall volume to be 30% to 40% lower due to water shortages

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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