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    Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council discusses the potential impact of the new administration on the industry

    Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council discusses the potential impact of the new US administration on the industry

    January 28, 2021
    With the inauguration of US President Biden a week behind us now, Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council discusses what the impact of the new administration on the potato industry might be.
    Major changes at North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG)

    Major changes at North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG)

    January 26, 2021
    Until December 31, 2020 the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) was a 5 country organization, but the organization started 2021 without the British AHDB. Also, Victor Pfaff stepped down as NEPG secretary and is replaced by Daniel Ryckmans.
    Lamb Weston appoints John Hatto as Senior VP, Strategy and Growth

    Lamb Weston appoints John Hatto as Senior VP, Strategy and Growth

    January 26, 2021
    Potato Processing company Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. announced today that John Hatto has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President, Strategy and Growth, as of Jan. 25, 2021.
    Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

    Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

    January 26, 2021
    From January 5-7, more than 1,000 U.S. and international potato industry members joined the first-ever virtual Potato Expo. The annual event that kicks off the year for the industry, was brought online for the first time in response to the travel challenges imposed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
    España: Mercadona triunfa con su versión del producto estrella más imitado de McDonald’s

    España: Mercadona triunfa con su versión del producto estrella más imitado de McDonald’s

    January 25, 2021
    Las patatas congeladas de corte fino que venden en Mercadona, se han convertido en su nuevo éxito de ventas ya que imita a la perfección a las patatas de McDonald's.
    La polilla de la patata se extiende por la costa desde parroquias de Carballo y a Laracha

    España: La polilla de la patata se extiende por la costa desde parroquias de Carballo y a Laracha

    January 25, 2021
    La polilla guatemalteca de la patata llegó a finales de noviembre del 2019 a varias parroquias costeras de los municipios de A Laracha y Carballo.
    Chile: Investigadores cosechan las primeras papas chilotas sembradas en laboratorio

    Chile: Investigadores cosechan las primeras papas chilotas sembradas en laboratorio

    January 25, 2021
    El proyecto, apoyado por el Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, Fondecyt, busca medir los beneficios de dichas variedades nativas versus las tradicionales.
    New frozen storage offers 22,000 extra pallet places for frozen produce

    New frozen storage offers 22,000 extra pallet places for frozen produce in the port of Antwerp

    January 25, 2021
    Luik Natie opened a new cold store at the beginning of 2019. Just under two years later, the opening of a new frozen storage area is planned.
    APPACYL recomienda sembrar menos patata en 2021 y que sea de lavado

    APPACYL recomienda sembrar menos patata en 2021 y que sea de lavado

    January 25, 2021
    Este ha sido muy mal año para la patata. En estos momentos todavía queda almacenada en Castilla y León en torno a un 50% más de lo habitual en estas fechas y además, con grandes dificultades de salida.
    Colombia: Siembra de papa puede bajar hasta 10.000 hectáreas en 2021

    Colombia: Siembra de papa puede bajar hasta 10.000 hectáreas en 2021

    January 25, 2021
    En 2020, la papa tuvo una muy buena cosecha, sin embargo, la contracción en el consumo generó una crisis, porque no había quién la comprara en el mercado.
    Potato-washing facility to pay $1,000 fine over 'regretted' waste water spill

    PEI Potato washing facility fined over waste water spill

    January 25, 2021
    The owners of a potato facility in New Annan confirm they will not dispute a CAD 1,000 fine they received following a spill of waste water at the end of 2020.
    Grow Your Own Potatoes Programme to continue in 2021

    'Grow Your Own Potatoes', a popular education programme in the United Kingdom will continue in 2021

    January 24, 2021
    The Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) Programme will go ahead as planned in 2021 with the support of the potato industry.

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