Onion harvest in Malheur County defies expectations

Tiffany Cruickshank, transportation and sales manager for Snake River Produce, looks over a stack of onions on a truck ready to ship last week in Nyssa. The local onion harvest began recently across the valley. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

NYSSA – Five months ago, Shay Myers, owner of Owyhee Produce, eyed the onion business from his facility in Parma and saw doom.

In June, Kay Riley, general manager of Snake River Produce in Nyssa delivered a grim message to his business partners: They might as well dig up half of . . .