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Potato Growers Pakistan concerned by false rumors of Export Ban, Duties
There have been rumors that the government of Pakistan banned potato export or levied duties on the export of potatoes. The Ministry of National Food Security & Research condemned these rumors and stated they are entirely false and fictitious.
Saturday, December 29, 2018
North-western European Potato Growers recap: 2018 harvest 18% lower than last year
After Great Britain published its potato statistics earlier this month, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) created the overview for their entire region: an 18 percent lower total harvest
Potato cooperative Agrico reports progress to its memebers
Last week, potato collective Agrico held its central general members’ meeting. At this well attended meeting, the annual report 2017/2018 was presented and new board members were appointed.
Vivek Sankaran appointed CEO of Frito-Lay North America
Pepsico announced today the appointment of Vivek Sankaran as CEO of Frito-Lay North America.
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.
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.
Argentina: First PVY resistant potato will go on sale next year
After 20 years of biotechnological research, the first GM potato that is resistant to the PVY virus will go on sale next year in Argentina
United Kingdom Potato Sales up to 2.2 million tonnes
Shoppers in the United Kingdom bought 1.4 per cent more fresh potatoes this year compared to last year and 3 per cent more than in 2015, new data shows.