New Vidalia Onion Committee is recognizing growers large and small

The Global Produce and Floral Show wrapped up recently in Orlando, where producers spent several days networking.

One organization was the Vidalia Onion Committee, which is made up of growers across Georgia who are committed to protecting and managing the quality of sweet onions. Chip Carter, the host of RFD-TV’s Where The Food Comes From, spoke with the chairman about how the Committee contributes to the crop’s success.

“It’s a very established organization that’s regulated by the USDA. So you have to rotate on or rotate off, you can’t stay there forever. The entire industry is represented fairly and equally, and it’s exciting because you get new perspectives in there and get every part of the onion growers represented, both large acreage and small,” said Cliff Riner.

The Vidalia harvest just wrapped up, and producers will plant seeds for next year’s crop in the coming days.

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