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NEPG estimates potato harvest 2018
The total potato harvest in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France in 2018 will be at least 20 percent lower than last year, according to the latest estimates of the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG).
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Pepsico to invest $5 million by 2020 to expand its sustainable farming programme in India.
Snacks and beverages manufacturer PepsiCo plans to invest $5 million by 2020 to expand its sustainable farming programme in India.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Yield organic of potatoes has not collapsed as much as that of conventional ones
According to a survey by Bio Kartoffel Erzeuger e.V., the organic potato yields in Germany have not dropped as much as the conventional ones
Friday, October 19, 2018
Papas fritas, en peligro
Por la sequía en Francia. Son las nuevas víctimas del calentamiento global.
The Challenges of the Potato Industry: Interview with Marc Van Herreweghe, CEO of Mydibel and New Chairman of Belgapom
In this interview, Marc Van Herreweghe, the new Chairman of Belgapom and CEO of Mydibel, discusses the challenges this Belgian Potato Association faces going forward, as well as sustainability issues and problems related to recent weather conditions.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Europe's small potatoes a problem for McDonald's
Customers of McDonald's in Europe might find that their favorite fries are shorter than usual. Blame the weather: smaller potatoes result in shorter fries.
AVEBE pays out full result to its starch potato growers and increases advance
Dutch potato starch manufacterer Avebe has announced that the advance payment for potatoes delivered is being increased to 67 euros a tonne and that the full result of the cooperative will go to the members.
Fate North Carolina Sweet Potato Crop after Florence still a question mark
The problem for North Carolina’s sweet potato farmers is knowing whether the drenching rains unleashed by hurricane Florence will have the same effect as being inundated by a flooded pond or creek. Some sweet potato fields received as much as 30 inches.