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Potato News from Lebanon

Potato farmers in Lebanon said Monday they are unable to market their produce, calling on the government to compensate their losses. Farmers in Bekaa said around 40,000 tons of potato were littering the warehouses without being able to export it. Hea...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A Lebanese prosecutor now has the final piece of documentation needed to rule on whether Canadian potato farmer Henk Tepper will be released from his Beirut jail cell into a lawyer's custody. Tepper, 44, has been held in Lebanon since March 23, accuse...
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Lebanese Potato farmers looking to recover losses made during an unseasonably dry harvest season last year have had their hopes dashed, as prices of the produce plummet to below total costs by roughly LL150 per kilogram. The year’s first potato harves...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
 Henk Tepper
Nearly seven weeks after his detention, a Lebanese prosecutor is now mulling over the case of a Canadian farmer alleged to have exported rotten potatoes to Algeria.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
A New Brunswick potato farmer has been detained in Lebanon. Grand Falls-area farmer Henk Tepper of Tobique Farms has been arrested upon entry to the country that sits on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Potato planting season is in full swing in the Bekaa farmlands and Elie Samaha must rush off to his tractor where two women are seated on a low-hanging platform, waiting for the machine to grind into action so they can toss seeds into its path.
Monday, March 21, 2011