When freezing temperatures hit farms as far south as Texas last month, they inflicted a lot of damage to crops like citrus and leafy greens. Onions also incurred some damage, but generally weathered the freeze better than other crops. Now as the Texas onion harvest is beginning, producers are seeing the results: an overall yield reduction that should tighten supplies and lead to higher farm-gate prices. Crop damage estimates range from 25% to 40%, but smaller, younger onions likely made it through the freeze better than larger, more mature ones. Producers are still taking stock of damage from the winter storm, so there’s still a lot of uncertainty about exact crop losses, and harvest will likely be delayed by as much as two weeks in some areas as loss assessments continue. See more on the crop’s progress.