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Onion growers meeting slated next week in Ontario

Onions, like these at Snake River Produce, will be the main focus of the annual Idaho-Malheur County Onion Growers meeting Tuesday. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – Onions will take center stage next Tuesday at Four Rivers Cultural Center at the annual Idaho-Malheur County Onion Growers meeting.

The session begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs to 4 p.m.

“It is kind of all things onion,” said Stuart Reitz, county extension agent.

 The conference agenda is packed with presentations on issues from soil-borne onion diseases, the environmental effects on onions yields to an analysis on onion prices and an update on the rail reload facility planned in Nyssa.

Greg Yielding, the national onion association executive vice president, is scheduled to speak during the conference luncheon.

The event also includes . . .