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Potato News from Australia

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.
McCain Foods to upgrade its Smithton French Fry Plant
McCain Foods is to spend AUD 37 million (USD 26 million) to upgrade its french fry plant in Smithton, Tasmania (Australia).
tna names Jonathan Rankin as new CEO
Processing and Packaging equipment manufacturer tna announces the promotion of Jonathan Rankin to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Lamb Weston acquires Australian Potato Processor Marvel Packers
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Marvel Packers Pty Ltd , a frozen potato processor in Australia. Marvel operates frozen potato processing and storage facilities (for frozen product) in Hallam, Victoria.
All Australian markets reopened for WA seed and ware potatoes as surveillance shows potato psyllids not infected
The government of Western Australia has announced that it has succeeded in regaining market access for Western Australian potatoes in all of Australia, following the detection of tomato potato psyllid in February 2017.
McCain Australia extends its range of sweet potato products
In response to the steadily growing popularity of sweet potato in Australia, McCain Foods is introducing new sweet potato products to the freezer aisle.