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New Mexico onion shipments trending lower

New Mexico onion shipments have trended slightly lower in the past three years, U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show.

New Mexico onions — Building on exceptional 2019

By any measure, 2019 was an exceptional year for New Mexico onion marketers, and the outlook for 2020 is again calling for good sizing and quality, suppliers say.

Newest FreshFacts report puts sales in COVID-19 context

The United Fresh Produce Association examines in its latest FreshFacts on Retail report how COVID-19 has affected first-quarter produce sales.

National Onion Association asks for direct aid to onion growers

U.S. onion growers should be paid $5 for every 50-pound bag of onions they have had to dump or donate because of the COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent loss of foodservice sales.

Women in Produce — Trish James

In 2013, when Trish James started working at Produce for Kids, her children were young. Raising them brought up a lot of questions and need for support.

COVID-19 sharpens focus on onion packaging

Protective layers seem to be in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that applies to produce, marketers say.

Shay Myers garners spotlight on food losses, COVID-19 pressures

The disconnect between long lines at food banks and images of wasted produce has struck a nerve with the American public.

Latest numbers show gap persists between produce dollar, volume sales

Fresh produce sales remain noticeably higher than the same time last year as the coronavirus crisis continues into a second month.

Potandon hires John Palczynski for new Midwest sales position

Potandon Produce LLC, Idaho Falls, has hired John Palczynski as Midwest regional sales manager, a new position at the company.

Reminiscing on the Vidalia onion

I’m a New York City foodie these days, but if I ever seem suspiciously warm or relaxed (or kooky), you’ll nod with understanding when I reveal that I grew up in Florida.