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February 14, 2024

Onion prices remain elevated; demand exceeds supply. Markets will remain high for the next four to six weeks as new crop onions are delayed. 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 in lower yields and diminishing storage supplies
  • Colorado
    • Expect supplies to be depleted by the end of February/early March
  • Utah
    • The season will finish mid-March
  • Canada
    • The season is coming to an end with very limited supply; pack-outs are low due to poor quality
  • Texas
    • The domestic season is slated to start mid-March; a normal crop is expected but demand will be stronger due to Mexican onion shortages
  • Mexico
    • Markets on the Mexico side of the border are keeping supplies from crossing into the U.S
    • At this time, there is no specific timeline for onions to cross at regular intervals; overall crop is 30-40% lower than last year

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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