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Farmers outraged as Sainsbury’s sells potatoes for 'less than the cost of production'

January 06, 2023
Farmers have been left outraged as Sainsbury’s, among other UK supermarkets, discounted the price of potatoes in the run-up to Christmas to 'less than the cost of production'.
Haith delivers the perfect Christmas present for Greenvale

Haith delivered the perfect Christmas present for UK potato packer Greenvale

January 06, 2023
The 35th project to be completed by Haith for Greenvale AP delivered the perfect Christmas present. Commissioned in June 2022, two new Haith wash lines allowed Greenvale's Cambridgeshire facility to handle the busy festive period easily.
Phil Gusmano - Vice President - Better Made Snack Foods

Michigan Potato Industry Commission (MPIC) names Gusmano to serve as chair

January 06, 2023
Gusmano and Ryan Norton of Walther Farms were elected chair and vice-chair, respectively, during the MPIC meeting in East Lansing on Dec. 15, 2022.
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University of Idaho researchers developing nematode resistant potatoes

University of Idaho researchers developing nematode resistant potatoes

January 04, 2023
University of Idaho researchers are introducing genes from a plant in the nightshade family into potatoes, seeking to develop spuds that resist harmful nematodes.  The plant, called ‘litchi tomato’, has natural resistance to several species of cyst and root-knot nematodes.
Potato crop

Boyacá, Colombia: El ICA entrega medidas fitosanitarias para evitar la Punta Morada de la Papa y proteger los cultivos

December 26, 2022
La presencia de nemátodo globodera pallida, cuyo incremento se está provocando por la alta presencia de lluvias, ha ocasionado reducción en la producción hasta del 70% y 90%.
Potato field in Peru

Perú: Un año fatídico en el campo

December 25, 2022
Mientras el país atraviesa una grave crisis política, pocos recuerdan la situación de emergencia que viven los agricultores peruanos. Al golpe que supuso la pandemia este año se sumó la crisis de fertilizantes y la sequía provocada por La Niña.
Grimme potato planter

España: La superficie de patata temprana en Andalucía y Murcia podría reducirse, entre un 15-20%, ante la falta de agua

December 24, 2022
En el mercado francés de patatas frescas, según una reciente comunicación de la Interprofesional de la Patata gala, los intercambios se aceleran al ritmo de las operaciones de promoción que pueden realizarse entre los operadores y las cadenas de supermercados.
Belgian Fries

En Bélgica la patata frita no es solo una patata, argumentan los dueños de las "friteries"

December 24, 2022
Pan, cerveza... y patatas fritas. Cuando sube el precio de cualquiera de estos tres alimentos, los belgas son de los primeros en notarlo en el bolsillo. Especialmente las famosas patatas fritas belgas.
French Fries

WTO rejects Colombian anti-dumping duties on frozen fries from Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands

December 23, 2022
Arbitrators have in substance ruled in favour of the EU in the first WTO appeal dealt with under the ‘Multi-party interim appeal arbitration arrangement', known as the ‘MPIA'.
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Duravant Acquires Multiscan Technologies

Duravant Acquires Multiscan Technologies

December 22, 2022
Duravant LLC, a global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, has acquired Multiscan Technologies.
National Potato Council Releases New Logo

National Potato Council Releases New Logo Reflecting its Mission of ‘Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill’

December 22, 2022
In only the third time in its 74-year history, the National Potato Council released a new logo that better reflects its public policy focus and roots in Washington, D.C.
 Farmers visit the demonstration plots at Okara for ware potato crop to learn about best practices to maximise yields

Improving potato production in Punjab, Pakistan

December 22, 2022
The 'Capacity building of small-scale potato growers in Punjab, Pakistan' project – led by CABI and funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) – is already ‘sowing the seeds’ of success.

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