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Onion deliveries to be speeded by new transfer site

A proposed truck-to-rail reloading facility – a project aimed at solving the onion industry’s transportation problems in Idaho and Oregon – is expected to be built within three years, officials …


Sweet Lou keeps onion on minds of residents, visitors

Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch is a standard part of any baseball game. But Walla Walla is probably the only place in the world that throws a sweet onion.


Nothing like a sweet, sweet onion from Walla Walla

Before Walla Walla became known for wine, it was famous for something else: “Home of the onion so sweet you can eat it like an apple.”


UPDATED: Sun., July 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Growers rely on dwindling immigrant workforce to harvest onions

It takes a crew of onion pickers just a few hours to transform a field from a sea of knee-high green to a dusty brown collection of onion bulbs.


Millions of spoiled onions disposed of in Idaho, Oregon

An estimated 100 million pounds of spoiled onions have been disposed of in Idaho and Oregon following a winter of unprecedented snowfall.


Idaho extends deadline for farmers to dispose of bad onions

Idaho officials have extended the deadline for farmers to dispose of spoiled or damaged onions following the collapse of many onion storage facilities in southwestern Idaho due to heavy snow.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Onion storage buildings collapse, raising onion prices

Heavy snow has caused dozens of onion storage sheds in eastern Oregon and Idaho to collapse, resulting in as much as $100 million in damage.


Onion storage buildings collapse, raising onion prices

Heavy snow has caused dozens of onion storage sheds in eastern Oregon and Idaho to collapse, resulting in as much as $100 million in damages.


Gardening: Still waiting for ripe tomatoes? It’s the weather, not you

It’s time to give roses their last dose of fertilizer and harvest garlic and onions.


Insects carrying crop virus spotted in Idaho onion fields

Slender insects known as thrips have arrived in eastern Oregon and parts of Idaho much earlier than usual and they bring with them the possibility of spreading a virus that …


Ode to the onion

With this humble root vegetable, what you see is what you get – and that’s a good thing


Season brings bounty of alliums

For those who enjoy cooking with fresh seasonal ingredients, this is a very exciting time of year. Local farmers markets are full of people, produce, music and vibrancy. Spring alliums, …


In the Garden: For onion success, opt for long-day types

If you use onions in your cooking as much as I do, it pays to grow your own. Onions are an easy-to-grow cool-season crop. You can start them from seeds, …


Walla Walla sweet onion harvest begins

WALLA WALLA — Some farmers in the Walla Walla area have already started harvesting their Walla Walla sweet onions. KVEW reports the harvest is starting about a week-and-a-half early. The …