Owyhee Produce Details Strong California Crops

Thu. December 5th, 2019 - by Anne Allen

NYSSA, OR - Onions are in high demand this time of year, and growers across the industry are staring down their bottom lines. Between an uptick in the market and seasonal transitions supply chain wide, onions of all varieties are on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Owyhee Produce is ramping up its supply ahead of the busy holidays, reporting that its California crops will produce excellent quality through to spring 2020.

Shay Myers, General Manager, Owyhee Produce"I'm still holding hope out for a slightly higher market, and I guess that's a natural tendency of mine. Definitely, as a grower and as a farmer, I’m connected to the value of that crop and that's really important to me. So, I don't mean to mislead, but I would think that January we will see a little bit of an uptick because we normally see a little bit of a change there," said Shay Myers, General Manager. He continued by saying that overall, the market has stayed soft and has not taken an upward trend as predicted.

Market prices for onions have been lower than expected, according to Owyhee Produce's Shay Myers

According to a press release, Owyhee’s California crop is looking great and won’t come off until June. The Imperial Valley is looking down on its plantings because it had a really challenging season. In the last two seasons, the Imperial Valley has been overlapping with the Northwest, Mexico, Texas, and others all at the same time. Therefore, it is going to have a bit of a tighter market. The Central Valley seems to have made a good profit, and it looks as though there's going to be plenty of onions, but Mother Nature will dictate what happens. Meyers continues to stay hopeful that the market will pick up, but as normal, only time will tell.

To see the final results of Owyhee’s onion crops, keep reading AndNowUKnow.

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