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McCain Foods USA announced a major expansion of its potato processing capacity in Othello, Washington
Today, McCain Foods USA Inc., a division of McCain Foods Limited, the world’s largest producer of frozen french fries, announced a $300 million investment in its Othello, Washington potato processing plant.
Will A Slow Start For Pacific North-west Potato Farmers lead to a French Fry shortage?
Spring is just now beginning to shine in much of eastern Oregon and Washington. A winter of record snowfall left the ground frozen or flooded much later than normal. As a result, farmers are getting a late start on their crops.
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.
Bill Gates: 'We should discuss soil as much as we talk about coal'
In the latest addition to his blog (https://www.gatesnotes.com), Bill Gates highlights that in order to fight climate change, we need to look beyond decarbonizing the way we generate electricity. We need to look at agriculture for example...
Key Technology Introduces New Sort-to-Grade® Capabilities for VERYX® Digital Sorters
Manufacturer of optical sorters for the potato processing industry Key Technology Introduces New Sort-to-Grade® Capabilities for VERYX® Digital Sorters
Amazon appointed the former CEO of Pepsi to its board
Amazon said on Monday it named former PepsiCo Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi as a director of the company and appointed her to the audit committee of the board.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
United States Potato Industry hopes to export to China
Oregon Potato Commission CEO Bill Brewer told the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference in Kennewick, Washington, that US industry leaders hope negotiations will open China to fresh potatoes.
Key Technology Introduces Enhanced FMAlert™ for VERYX® Digital Sorters
Key Technology, introduces their enhanced FMAlert™ software for VERYX® digital sorters. FMAlert captures and saves digital images of foreign material (FM) contaminants
Environmentally friendly farming practices used by nearly 33% of world’s farms
Nearly one-third of the world’s farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices, while continuing to be productive (sustainable intensification), according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Key Technology Celebrates 70 Years of Innovation
Key Technology is celebrating their 70th anniversary. Since introducing their first automated food processing system in 1948, Key has grown to become a global leader based on the principles of innovation, reliability and superior customer service.