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Penobscot McCrum plans new potato processing plant in Maine
Penobscot McCrum is planning to build a new potato processing plant at the site of a long-closed potato factory in Washburn, Maine.
Potato crops left to rot in Western Australia amid flooded market and low prices
Potato growers near Pemberton in Western Australia have been forced to leave more than a thousand tonnes of potatoes on the ground to rot because of oversupply and crippling low prices.
Pepsico India under pressure to drop lawsuits for growing its potato variety without permission
Leading farmers unions and rights advocacy groups have demanded that the PepsiCo immediately withdraw all legal suits it has slapped on many potato farmers in different districts of Gujarat.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Potatoes prevent food crisis in Ethiopia and restore 'dignity and hope'
Irish potatoes have prevented another major humanitarian food crisis in one of the poorest and most remote parts of Ethiopia, according to aid organization Concern Worldwide.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Kraft-Heinz said to consider sale of Ore-Ida frozen potato business
According to reporting by CNBC, Kraft Heinz is considering the sale of its Ore-Ida potato brand in order to pay down its debt
Potato acreage in North-western Europe to grow between 1 and 2 percent, NEPG estimates
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) have estimated that the upcoming area for consumption potatoes in 2019 will increase between 1 and 2 % towards almost 604.000 ha in the 5 main production countries.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Hen of the Woods - The restaurant that became a snack food business
Nick and Kimberly Marckwald wanted to open a restaurant. Then came the day in 2015 when they were selling a lot of potato chips and the restaurant was still stalled, and Nick told Kimberly he thought they had to choose. They chose the chips.
New type of zebra chip disease discovered in potato fields of Oregon
ARS Researchers studied potato tubers from the Klamath Basin in Oregon infected with the causal bacteria of zebra chip disease. They confirmed the presence of the pathogen but did not identify the sample as one of the six known varieties (haplotypes).