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Simplot to acquire Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer
Agosto 27, 2023Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer, has entered into an agreement for Simplot to acquire the business and property assets of Agronico.
Canadian pension fund acquires majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, Australia's largest potato supplier
Abril 11, 2023Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, a Canadian pension fund, acquires the majority stake in Mitolo Family Farms, the largest potato grower and packer in Australia.
West-Australian Potato farmers 'doing it for nothing' warn of mass exodus amid stagnant prices
Mayo 06, 2022West-Australian Potato farmers are warning that growers will walk away from the industry as cost pressures make the staple crop unviable in Australia.
Potato growers to receive extra AUS 9/tonne from Simplot Australia next year
Agosto 26, 2021The 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'
Mayo 27, 2021Over three decades, the Tasmania based company Agronico has shifted its focus from an agriculture consultancy business to all things mini tubers and seed potatoes.
Strengthened by the acquisition of the TFI Potato business, the Mitolo Group Pty Ltd starts a new potato season in South Australia
Noviembre 10, 2020The 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
Julio 22, 2019On 10 May, a meeting was held between AuSPICA, members of the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme (known as TasSeed) and invited industry representatives.
Seed Potato Farmers Victoria and South Australia secure access to Indonesian market
Febrero 17, 2018More 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.
Vertically integrated seed potato supplier Agronico expands storage capacity
Agosto 07, 2017After 6 months building (and over 8 years in planning) Agronico has opened its new seed potato storage in Spreyton, Tasmania.
West Australian potato farmers prepare to leave industry because of psyllid outbreak
Mayo 02, 2017Alan 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.