As we kick off our weeklong series of Northwest Farm Credit Services 4th quarter snapshot, we start in the row crops.  Karen Witt, Northwest Farm Credit Services Vice President, said onion producers should expect slightly profitable returns over the next year.



“Pricing for jumbo onions and larger will remain moderate amid higher yields. Market demand for medium onions will support increasing prices, giving producers with such a supply an opportunity to remain profitable.”


When it comes to potatoes, Witt says the 12-month outlook reveals slightly profitable contracted potatoes and profitable uncontracted potatoes.



“Fresh market pricing should continue to improve as producers finish moving volumes that may have limited storage ability. Processor shortages across the U.S. and Canada will provide tailwinds to potato producers.”


Join us Tuesday as we turn our attention to area tree fruit.



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