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Eagle Eye Produce finishes harvest in Idaho-E. Oregon

By
Kathleen Thomas Gaspar

Eagle Eye Produce’s Nyssa, OR, operation finished its 2020 harvest recently and is shipping all three colors and all sizes out of storage, according to Marketing/Communications Manager Dallin Klingler.

Klingler said in mid-October that grower Dan Corn had enjoyed great conditions throughout the summer months, adding, “The growing season in E. Oregon has been ideal, with mild temperatures and lots of sun.”

Eagle Eye started its planting in early March, with harvest kicking off late summer. Klingler said the company’s program of yellow, red and white onions remained largely unchanged as far as acreage this year, and he said yield and quality were good. Size profiles, he said, were “very even.”

He said veteran grower Corn, who has been farming onions in the Treasure Valley for more than 15 years, brings a “wealth of knowledge” to the company. In a video presentation of harvest, Klingler said, “Dan walks you through each step of harvest, from cutting water to loading into storage boxes” during an explanation of the entire season.

“Growers like Dan Corn are one of the reasons we continue to be a trusted brand for high-quality produce, and we are extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication that Dan brings to the business,” Klingler said.

He added, “We are having a great year. Volume is up, demand is strong at retail and foodservice is recovering.” Commenting that the operation has started planning for 2021, Klingler said it’s hard to predict what the current shipping year will bring. But, he said, “We are optimistic.”

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