Malheur County’s onion crop bountiful after rough year

Workers at Snake River Produce in Nyssa sift through onions and remove debris last week. The local onion harvest is now in full swing and farmers and packers said it is going well. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

NYSSA – The onion harvest is in full swing and it appears chaos can translate into cash.

After a dismal harvest last year, local farmers and packers say this season is shaping up to be a good one. 

The onions this year are bigger and the quality is up. While prices are still not where many would like, now hovering at about $6 per 50-pound bag, that could change.

“There has been a lot happening in the world. There have been several typhoons in Asia. Plus, there was a severe earthquake in Hokkaido (Japan). Europe has been in extremely hot drought . . .