Northwest US: 2020 vegetable production was mixed bag

The US Northwest saw a mixed bag last year when looking at vegetable production numbers. NASS has stated that onion production in Idaho was valued at $68.3 million, up 4% from 2019. Oregon onions had a total value of utilized production of $119 million, up 9% year over year. However, Washington onions were valued at $136 million, down 25% from 2019. These three states accounted for 56% of the national utilized production.

The asparagus value of utilized production in Washington totaled $23.2 million, up 9% from 2019. Washington accounted for 32% of national utilized production.

Snap beans in Oregon had a $20.6 million total value of utilized production, down 26% from 2019. Oregon accounted for 9% of national utilized production.

Carrots in Washington showed a $22.5 million value of utilized production, down 24% from 2019. Washington accounted for 15% of national utilized production.

Sweet corn in Oregon showed $41.0 million value of utilized production, up 8% from 2019. Washington sweet corn utilized production was valued at $73.9 million, down 14% from last year. These two states accounted for 32% of national utilized production.

Green peas in Oregon had a total utilized value of production of $5.86 million, down 15% from last year. Washington green peas were valued at $27.7 million, down 8% from 2019. These two states accounted for 51 percent of national utilized production.

Pumpkins in Oregon were value at $9.17 million, up 78% form 2019. Washington pumpkins utilized value of production was $16.8 million, up 8% from last year. These two states accounted for 9% of the national utilized production.

Squash in Oregon had a total utilized value of production of $6.86 million, down 15% from 2019. Oregon accounted for 10% of the national utilized production.

Source: pnwag.net


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