World Potato and Europatat Congresses, Ireland, 2021 – Postponed until 2022
    October 01, 2020
    World Potato Congress Inc., Europatat and the Irish Potato Federation have announced the postponement of the World Potato Congress (WPC) and the Europatat Congress planned for May/June in Dublin in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    New CIP System cleans during operation and sanitation – dramatically reducing downtime
    October 01, 2020
    Vanmark has introduced a Clean-In-Place (CIP) system for its Peeler/Scrubber/Washers. This CIP System cleans during operation and sanitation – dramatically reducing downtime.
    FAM Wins Prestigious Export Award
    September 29, 2020
    FAM, the European market leader for innovative solutions in the world of industrial food cutting machines, was honoured with the ‘Leeuw van de Export’ award. Every year, Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) recognises Flemish companies with this award for the most striking export strategy and results.
    Utz Quality Foods, LLC has entered into a definitive agreement with Conagra Brands, Inc. to acquire certain assets of the H.K. Anderson business, a leading brand of peanut butter-filled pretzels.
    September 29, 2020
    Utz Quality Foods has entered into a definitive agreement with Conagra Brands to acquire certain assets of the H.K. Anderson business, a leading brand of peanut butter-filled pretzels.
    Mr Oswell Mharapara
    September 29, 2020
    The government of Zimbabwe, in conjunction with Kutsaga Research Station has embarked on a seed potato multiplication programme from mini-tuber to commercial seed potato.
    Chinese researchers identify a new potato disease
    September 29, 2020
    Undescribed disease has been observed on potato plants during the growing season, and in tubers during the storage period, from Nileke County, Qitai County and other locations in Xinjiang, China.
    Construction Potato Processing Plant Expansion McCain Foods - Othello to resume early October
    September 29, 2020
    McCain Foods USA announced the restart of construction of its 170,000-square-foot expansion at its Othello, Washington potato processing facility. Paused due to COVID-19 restrictions, construction will resume in early October.
    The Lingít K'úntsx' variety has been grown by coastal Tlingit for over 200 years
    September 29, 2020
    The smallest potato from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation garden harvest this year was the size of a pea. The spud might be tiny, but its ancestors travelled a long way to get here. The Lingít K'úntsx', or Tlingit potato, has been grown in Alaska for over 200 years.
    Kurdistan's Potato Farmers Protest Cheap, Banned Imports
    September 28, 2020
    Farmers dumped their potatoes in front of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s agriculture ministry in Erbil on Thursday, protesting banned imports that have pushed their produce out of the market.
    Milestone Digital Transformation Agrico: New Website Live
    September 28, 2020
    For potato cooperative Agrico 2020/2021 is the season of its digital transformation. The first major milestone in this process is the new www.agrico.nl website that was launched last week.
    Francia: 'Un inicio de campaña centrado en las exportaciones para el mercado de la patata de conservación'
    September 28, 2020
    La demanda de patatas en el mercado francés es actualmente moderada. De hecho, los operadores están cubiertos con contratos de entregas de cosechas y el consumo sigue siendo relativamente escaso en este inicio de mes de septiembre a nivel nacional.
    Dirk Garos y Paul O'Connor, de Restrain: 'Nosotros tenemos la mejor alternativa al CIPC, cuya fecha límite se acerca'
    September 28, 2020
    El 1 de enero de 2020 se prohibió el uso de CIPC en la Unión Europea. La fecha límite para, entre otras cosas, el almacenamiento de patatas con CIPC se ha fijado en el 8 de octubre de 2020.
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