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South Korea Re-Opens Market for Table-Stock potatoes from Idaho, Washington and Oregon

South Korea Re-Opens Market for Table-Stock potatoes from Idaho, Washington and Oregon

December 22, 2017
Potatoes USA reports that the South Korean government has reopened its market for table-stock potatoes from the Pacific Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Lamb Weston invests 250 Million in additional French Fry line; Quarterly Dividend raised

Lamb Weston invests 250 Million in additional French Fry line; Quarterly Dividend raised

December 21, 2017
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced today an expansion of french fry processing capacity in North America and an increase in its quarterly dividend.
Experimental potato delivers bounty of vitamin A and E

Experimental potato delivers bounty of vitamin A and E

December 21, 2017
An experimental 'golden' potato has the potential to provide as much as 42 percent of a child’s recommended daily intake of vitamin A and 34 percent of a child’s recommended intake of vitamin E, according to a study co-led at The Ohio State University.
Lihme Protein Solutions licenses its functional protein technology to potato starch companies KMC and AKV Langholt

Lihme Protein Solutions licenses its functional protein technology to potato starch companies KMC and AKV Langholt

December 20, 2017
Starch manufacturers KMC and AKV Langholt aim to establish commercial production of functional potato proteins from the potato fruit juice remaining after starch extraction, using Lihme Protein Solutions’ proprietary technology
Support Available to visit 10th World Potato Congress for delegates of developing countries

Support Available to visit 10th World Potato Congress for delegates of developing countries

December 20, 2017
Delegates to the 10th World Potato Congress in Peru from developing and transitional countries may qualify for financial support from World Potato Congress Inc.
Hershey goes beyond chocolate with acquisition of Amplify (Tyrrell's, SkinnyPop)

Hershey goes beyond chocolate with acquisition of Amplify (Tyrrell's, SkinnyPop)

December 19, 2017
Hershey Co. is expanding further beyond chocolate, agreeing to buy the owner of SkinnyPop popcorn and Tyrrell’s potato chips for $921 million.
Cargill introduces a new high oleic canola oil with 35% lower saturated fat for foodservice.

Cargill introduces a New High Oleic Canola Oil with 35% Lower Saturated Fat for Foodservice

December 19, 2017
Cargill introduces a new non-GMO high-oleic canola oil with a 35% lower saturated fat for foodservice. Herbicide tolerance (GMO) is available as an option (!!)
New insights in attack mechanism Potato Blight opens door to biological plant-protective chemicals

New insights in attack mechanism Potato Blight open the door to biological protection

December 18, 2017
Identification of the receptor for Cytolisin - the killer toxin of Phytophthora infestans - opens door to biological methods to protect potatoes and selective, biological herbicides as alternative for glyphosate
Ullucu import and cultivation poses biosecurity risk for potato: DEFRA advice

Ulluco import and cultivation poses biosecurity risk for potato: DEFRA advice

December 18, 2017
Following an investigation by the Animal and Plant Health Agency earlier this year, it has been confirmed that ulluco tubers imported into the UK from a number of different sources were infected by harmful viruses, highlighting that there is uncertainty about the disease status of this crop in general.
Campbell to Acquire Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. to Expand in Snack Category

Campbell to Acquire Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. to Expand in Snack Category

December 18, 2017
Campbell Soup Company and Snyder’s-Lance today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement for Campbell to acquire Snyder’s-Lance for $50.00 per share in an all-cash transaction.
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Utz Quality Foods Successfully Completes Tender Offer for Shares of Inventure Foods

December 15, 2017
Utz Quality Foods, LLC, the largest privately-held and family-managed branded salty snack company in the United States, has announced that its subsidiary, Heron Sub, Inc. successfully completed its tender offer for the outstanding shares of common stock of Inventure Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNAK)
Investigadores estadounidenses rastrean los orígenes de la papa y aprenden sobre su potencial sin explotar

Investigadores estadounidenses rastrean los orígenes de la papa y aprenden sobre su potencial sin explotar

December 15, 2017
Un equipo de científicos de la Universidad de Michigan ha identificado a los antepasados de la papa. Con esta información esperan comprender cómo se domesticó y cómo evolucionó su ADN a lo largo del tiempo.

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