Oregon Growers Pack Up Cold, Damp 2019 Onion Season

VALE – Area onion producers and packers are nearing the finish line on a 2019 harvest noteworthy for its delays caused by cold and wet weather.

Friday, Grant Kitamura, the general manager and part owner of the onion packing firm Baker & Murakami Produce in Ontario, rushed to get about 150 acres of onions in during the weekend to beat a freeze Monday.

“We will get it done. We have three days to get them in but that’s not a problem,” said Kitamura.

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