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Potato News from Ireland

Teagasc and IPM Potato Group Sign New 15 Year Partnership Agreement
Teagasc and IPM Potato Group (IPM) have recently signed a new fifteen year agreement in Oak Park, Carlow.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Only two years to go until the 11th World Potato Congress in Ireland
Ireland and a World Potato Congress are completely synonymous. Because of history and tradition, Ireland’s relationship with the potato is unique. In the late sixteenth century, the potato made its way from Peru to Ireland.
Trends in the Global Potato Starch market
According to a recent Market Research Report, the global potato starch market reached a volume of 3.7 Million Tons in 2018 and is expected to grow to 4.4 Million tons by 2024.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Largo Foods changes name to Tayto Snacks
Largo Foods, a leading manufacturer of snack foods in Ireland, has taken the bold step of changing its name to Tayto Snacks, in a move designed to reflect the “strength, longevity and recognition” of its flagship brand, Tayto Crisps.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Potatoes stop growing in parched earth
David Rodgers, growing potatoes in normally lush and fertile North Co Dublin says the unprecedented conditions over recent weeks – from an exceptionally cold spring to a record-breaking hot summer – have forced his potato plants into “shutting down”.
Irish potato chips manufacturer Keogh's Crisps secures contract with Emirates Airline
The Irish Potato Chip manufacturer Keogh’s Crisps has secured a major contract with Emirates, which will see an estimated one million bags of chips being served on their planes each year.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018