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Sean Martin, Managing Director at Sormac

Sormac set to launch dedicated sales and service organisation in the UK and Ireland

February 06, 2023
With a strong record in supplying peeling machines for potatoes, carrots, and onions to the UK market, as well as being the most progressive supplier for washing and drying systems for leafy salads, Sormac BV announced the imminent opening of Sormac Ltd.
PEI Farmers destroys his potato crop by putting it through a snowblower. An estimated 250 million pounds of PEI potatoes were destroyed in 2022 due to the Federal government’s restrictions.

PEI Potato Board Seeks Removal of Export Restrictions on PEI Potatoes in the Light of IAP Report

February 06, 2023
The PEI potato industry welcomed the final report of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) on Potato Wart that was presented to industry and government on January 16, 2023.
Snack Sales Surge During Super Bowl Week

Snack Sales in the United States Surge During Super Bowl Week

February 05, 2023
Snack food sales in the United States jumped 10.5% to USD 616 million during Super Bowl Week 2022, according to new data from IRI commissioned by SNAC International (SNAC).
The team of Freshcrop Limited

Solynta and FreshCrop sign hybrid potato collaboration agreement in Kenya

February 05, 2023
Solynta – hybrid potato breeding technology company from The Netherlands and FreshCrop Limited, Kenya’s largest producer of seed tubers, have signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of hybrid true potato innovation in Kenya.
Mikesell's Snack Food Company adds new flavors to their lineup

Potato chip manufacturer Mikesell’s will close after producing snacks for 112 years

February 05, 2023
Mikesell’s, a snack food company based in Dayton, Ohio, has announced it will be closing after more than 100 years in business. Luke Mapp, President of Mikesell’s, thanked the community, consumers, and partners for their support over the past 112 years.
FAO Food Price Index continues to decline

FAO Food Price Index continues to decline in January 2023

February 04, 2023
The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 131.2 points in January 2023, down 1.1 points (0.8 percent) from December, marking the 10th consecutive monthly decline.
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David Newton technical manager Timac Agro

Biostimulants protect crops from climatic stressors

February 04, 2023
Biostimulants can act as an insurance policy for growers this spring, especially as another wave of frosts threatens to knock crops back. So far, winter has been wet and except some sharp frosts, relatively mild – resulting in many autumn sown crops being further forward than usual.
Frito-Lay Snack Index Reveals Running Out of Snacks is Worse Than Losing the Super Bowl

Frito-Lay Snack Index: Running Out of Snacks is Worse Than Losing the Super Bowl

February 02, 2023
With Super Bowl LVII just around the corner, consumers are looking forward to not only rooting for their teams, but also enjoying their favorite snacks alongside family and friends.
Potatoes in retail

Potato retail sales in the United States on the rise: dollar sales increase 17.2% in Q4 2022

February 02, 2023
Potato retail sales in the United States increased in dollar value by 17.2% but decreased in volume sales by -1.3% from October – December 2022 compared to the same timeframe a year ago.
Dr. Bourlaye Fofana oversees plant growth in the Harrington Research Farm greenhouse on PEI.

Selenium: a booster shot for late blight prevention in potatoes

February 02, 2023
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists have discovered that selenium, a micronutrient and anti-oxidant activates genes in potatoes that boosts the plant's immunity and helps in the prevention of late blight.

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