Overnight, the Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, burned down.

Washington Potato Company Dehydration Plant in Warden destroyed by fire.

January 22, 2021
The Washington Potato Company potato dehydration plant in Warden, Washington, was destroyed by a massive fire overnight. The fire caused the immediate evacuation of about a third of nearby town of Warden (pop: 2700) for several hours due to concerns that an ammonia tank located in the plant could burst.
Frozen Vegetable processor VIRTO GROUP once again partners with TOMRA Food

Frozen Vegetable processor VIRTO GROUP once again partners with TOMRA Food

January 19, 2021
VIRTO GROUP, the largest frozen vegetable company in Spain and one of the most important in Europe, has again selected TOMRA for its sorters. The company has updated its main plant in Azagra (Navarra) with eleven Nimbus BSI+ sorters.
Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada

Webinar: 'Aeroponics for Nuclear Seed Potato Production: History, Status and Challenges'

January 19, 2021
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada and due to COVID-19, now an armchair consultant involved with numerous potato projects in Asia and Africa.
Pandemic Worries Postpone Anuga FoodTec Exhibition Until April 2022

Pandemic Worries Postpone Anuga FoodTec Exhibition Until April 2022

January 15, 2021
Organizers of the Anuga FoodTec planned to take place in Cologne, Germany from March 23-26, 2021 have rescheduled the exhibition for April 26-29, 2022.
Red potato pulp: an innovative ingredient for gluten-free bread

Red potato pulp: an innovative ingredient for gluten-free bread

January 11, 2021
Starch-based gluten-free bread (formulations containing a mixture of corn and potato starch with hydrocolloids) are deficient in nutrients and do not contain health promoting compounds.
Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2021 Results; Provides Update for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021

Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2021 Results; Provides Update for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021

January 08, 2021
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its fiscal second quarter 2021 results and provided a business update for the third quarter of fiscal 2021.
A Crop Pandemic Would Be as Devastating for Biodiversity and Food Security as COVID-19

A Crop Pandemic Would Be as Devastating for Biodiversity and Food Security as COVID-19

December 29, 2020
Biodiversity loss threatens national security. We need to invest in technologies to preserve our vital food varieties.
Pandemic impact: Foodservice losses reduce total potato sales in the US

Pandemic impact: Foodservice losses reduce total potato sales in the United States

December 29, 2020
There was a 5% decline in the utilization of potatoes grown in the United States during the July 2019 – June 2020 marketing year (MY20).
The National Potato Council reviews the impact of the COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills

The National Potato Council reviews the impact of the COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills

December 22, 2020
In the United States, House and Senate just approved COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills. The National Potato Council reviews what these bills mean for the US Potato Sector.
Dutch potato cooperation Agrico reviews the year positively despite turbulent times

Potato coop Agrico reviews the year positively despite turbulent times

December 18, 2020
Potato coop Agrico held its annual central general members' meeting last week. During this online meeting, the annual figures for 2019/2020 were discussed and Agrico's digital transformation was addressed.

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