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FAO Food Price Index fell further in March
The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 172.2 points in March 2020, down 7.8 points (4.3 percent) from February, though still 4.6 points (2.7 percent) higher than in March 2019.
As COVID-19 decimates job numbers, NZ potato industry can't hire fast enough
Farmers are among New Zealand's essential workers, so farms and fields are remaining busy keeping food on Kiwis' plates. And despite panic-buying, there is no shortage. New Zealand could survive on potatoes alone.
Potatoes USA Elects 2020-2021 Leadership
Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the U.S. potato industry, elected its new leadership during its 48th Annual Meeting on March 11. The newly elected Chairman and Executive Committee will lead the 99 board members through 2020-2021.
KRAVE Rings In 2020 With New Plant-Based Jerky And Pork Rinds
Famed Protein Snack Brand Expands Portfolio with Two New Innovations that Meet Consumers' Evolving Needs. KRAVE Plant-Based Jerky is perfect for flexitarians and those looking to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets.
NPC Welcomes Ag Benefits in COVID-19 Relief Bill
On March 27, the House passed by voice vote S. 3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion bill with significant benefits to the U.S. potato supply chain.
Idaho Potato Commission mulls grower group funding
The Idaho Potato Commission will seek the attorney general's guidance on a funding request by a recently formed association of growers.
Keogh’s: Potato sales surge as consumers seek healthy choice
A surge in consumer demand for healthy home-cooked foods has seen a 'phenomenal' uplift in fresh potato sales – with increases as high as 70% with certain customers, according to Tom Keogh, managing director of well-known potato and crisp company Keogh’s.
EAPR2020 postponed to fall
Due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 21st EAPR Triennial Conference has been moved to fall. The new Conference date is November 2-6, 2020. Therefore, all key dates have also changed.