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Agronico potato field in bloom (Variety Atlantic) in Tasmania, Australia

Simplot to acquire Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer

Agosto 27, 2023
Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer, has entered into an agreement for Simplot to acquire the business and property assets of Agronico.
Mitolo Family Farms enters into strategic partnership with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Canadian pension fund acquires majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, Australia's largest potato supplier

Abril 11, 2023
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, a Canadian pension fund, acquires the majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, the largest potato grower and packer in Australia.
Julian Ackley risks losing his farm's profit for the year if rain doesn't clear up. (Courtesy: ABC - Angus Mackintosh).

West-Australian Potato farmers 'doing it for nothing' warn of mass exodus amid stagnant prices

Mayo 06, 2022
West-Australian Potato farmers are warning that growers will walk away from the industry as cost pressures make the staple crop unviable in Australia.
BORN AND BRED: Leigh Elphinstone has potatoes in his blood, taking over his family farm and continuing to grow for Simplot.

Potato growers to receive extra AUS 9/tonne from Simplot Australia next year

Agosto 26, 2021
The multi-generational farmer's passion for the simple spud seems to have paid off, helping secure growers like himself an additional $9 a tonne deal with major food manufacturer Simplot over the coming financial year.
Tasmanian-based Agronico shifted focus to 'all things mini tubers and seed potatoes'.

Tasmanian-based Agronico shifted focus to 'all things mini tubers and seed potatoes'

Mayo 27, 2021
Over three decades, the Tasmania based company Agronico has shifted its focus from an agriculture consultancy business to all things mini tubers and seed potatoes.
Frank (left) and John Mitolo (right), have begun this season's potato harvest after a strong year of sales throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Strengthened by the acquisition of the TFI Potato business, the Mitolo Group Pty Ltd starts a new potato season in South Australia

Noviembre 10, 2020
The recent finalization of a takeover of Thomas Foods International’s potato business and a spike in demand through the coronavirus pandemic has cemented Mitolo Group as Australia’s largest fresh spud producer.
Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes

Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes

Julio 22, 2019
On 10 May, a meeting was held between AuSPICA, members of the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme (known as TasSeed) and invited industry representatives.
The new protocol for seed potato exports from Victoria and South Australia to Indonesia was signed on February 15, 2018 in Melbourne during the 21st Working Group on Agriculture, Food and Forestry Cooperation - allowing trade from these states to commence

Seed Potato Farmers Victoria and South Australia secure access to Indonesian market

Febrero 17, 2018
​More than 300 seed potato farmers across South Australia and Victoria will be celebrating after last week's breakthrough in securing new market access to Indonesia.
Aerial view of the new Agronico potato storage facility in Spreyton, Tasmania (Australia)

Vertically integrated seed potato supplier Agronico expands storage capacity

Agosto 07, 2017
After 6 months building (and over 8 years in planning) Agronico has opened its new seed potato storage in Spreyton, Tasmania.
West Australian seed potato farmer Alan Parker, who may be forced to quit the seed potato industry as a result of the tomato potato psyllids found in Western Australia.

West Australian potato farmers prepare to leave industry because of psyllid outbreak

Mayo 02, 2017
Alan Parker looked out onto the farm business he had spent his entire life establishing. The West Australian seed potato grower will know in the next six weeks whether his lifelong career will continue.


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