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Appreciation of the food and agriculture sector increases, following years of decline
October 15, 2020
Public appreciation of the food and agriculture sector is greater in 2020 than it was two years ago. This applies to all sub-sectors, apart from pig farming, which is held in the same esteem as it was in 2018.
Drought dries up potato harvest revenue in New Brunswick
October 15, 2020
With the harvest season underway, the impact of summer's drought-like conditions is being unearthed in New Brunswick. Due to a lack of rainfall during the growing season, potato farmers say their yields are down significantly for fall 2020.
La Cosecha de Papa en Tucuman, Argentina con Protocolos Sanitarios
October 14, 2020
El gobernador, Juan Manzur, visitó la localidad Argentina de Los Sarmientos, en Aguilares, donde constató y valoró las normas con que se lleva a cabo la recolección.
The 2020 potato harvest in the various regions of Russia
October 10, 2020
Since the start of autumn, potato producers in the regions of Russia have been facing many challenges, new and old. In the Russian Federation, the average annual volume of potatoes used for food purposes is estimated to be at 13-14 million tons, which makes potato one of the most important crops in Russia. In this article, we present information about the potato situation in various regions of Russia.
HZPC closes eventful year with a healthy result
October 06, 2020
The 2019/2020 financial year has been eventful in many respects for seed potato supplier HZPC. Despite the consequences of COVID-19, the company has had an operationally successful season. The coming season, however, may well be more of a challenge.
Carcross/Tagish First Nation Harvest Heirloom Potato Crop
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.
US Potato sales at retail remain strong
September 28, 2020
Since public health restrictions for COVID-19 were put in place, US potato sales at retail have been well above historical levels.
India: Kurkure witnesses a jump in penetration and order frequency as in-home consumption rises
September 23, 2020
Dilen Gandhi, Sr. Director and Category Head - Foods, PepsiCo India tells us how difficult the lockdown period was for Pepsico's Kurkure and how the company plans to leverage on the current rise in-home consumption for snacks.
US Restaurant Sales up in August, but Operators Remain Concerned
September 22, 2020
As total restaurant sales losses in the United States topped USD 185 billion, a majority of operators do not expect their business to fully recover within 6 months.
2020 could become the toughest NW European potato season in 50 years
September 21, 2020
Last week, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) association announced their harvest estimate for the 2020/2021 season.