COVID-19 Pandemic Halts Global Trade of Potatoes and Cereals Creating a Food Security Challenge
May 13, 2020
COVID-19 has shaken the whole world-impacting society and the global economy similar to the effect of a world war.
McCain confirms Carberry layoffs
May 13, 2020
McCain Foods confirmed that layoffs have occurred at its Carberry potato processing plant in an email sent by the company to the Sun on Wednesday.
NEPG hopes that the potato area has reduced with 5 %
May 11, 2020
The foodservice demand for potato products has dropped with 50 – 60 % and the export markets have lost their potential, so the world-wide potato-processing industry has reduced their capacity and need for raw material. More than 2 million tons will probably not been processed in the NEPG mainland potato countries only.
P.E.I. announces CAD 4.7M to tackle potato surplus related to COVID-19 market conditions
May 01, 2020
'This will help to ensure no product is lost so that farmers are in a good position for the 2020 growing season'
COVID-19 pandemic could force down Idaho potato acres
April 28, 2020
Total acres of Idaho’s iconic potato crop could decrease significantly this year as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Although there was a rush on potatoes at grocery stores early on.
Belgians urged to eat fries twice a week as coronavirus creates massive potato surplus
April 28, 2020
Belgians are being called upon to eat fries at least twice a week as more than 750,000 tons of potatoes are at risk of being thrown away.
Grand Forks Simplot plant to close for two weeks
April 28, 2020
The J.R. Simplot potato processing plant in Grand Forks has closed for two weeks, beginning on Thursday, April 23.
Plummeting french fry sales has potato growers re-evaluating
April 28, 2020
Restaurant closures have slashed demand although ‘chip sales have been great,’. French fry sales are down across North America as tens of thousands of restaurants have closed during COVID-19, which means the potato industry has to adapt quickly.
Black Gold Farms starts Texas potato harvest soon
April 27, 2020
Black Gold Farms, Grand Forks, N.D., will start the harvest of red potatoes in Texas soon. The company will be harvesting the potatoes for about a month, starting in early May in Pearsall, Texas, according to a news release.
Así le planta cara la patata al COVID-19
April 27, 2020
Los productores de A Limia han colocado ya un millón de kilos en la plataforma de Mercaproximidade.