The National Potato Council Urges SBA to Include Ag Businesses in Disaster Loan Program
April 02, 2020
The National Potato Council joined 30 agriculture organizations and businesses yesterday calling on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to include agricultural businesses in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
FAO Food Price Index fell further in March
April 02, 2020
The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 172.2 points in March 2020, down 7.8 points (4.3 percent) from February, though still 4.6 points (2.7 percent) higher than in March 2019.
Potatoes USA Elects 2020-2021 Leadership
April 01, 2020
Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the U.S. potato industry, elected its new leadership during its 48th Annual Meeting on March 11. The newly elected Chairman and Executive Committee will lead the 99 board members through 2020-2021.
As COVID-19 decimates job numbers, NZ potato industry can't hire fast enough
April 01, 2020
Farmers are among New Zealand's essential workers, so farms and fields are remaining busy keeping food on Kiwis' plates. And despite panic-buying, there is no shortage. New Zealand could survive on potatoes alone.
EAPR2020 postponed to fall
March 31, 2020
Due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 21st EAPR Triennial Conference has been moved to fall. The new Conference date is November 2-6, 2020. Therefore, all key dates have also changed.
NPC Welcomes Ag Benefits in COVID-19 Relief Bill
March 31, 2020
On March 27, the House passed by voice vote S. 3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion bill with significant benefits to the U.S. potato supply chain.
Keogh’s: Potato sales surge as consumers seek healthy choice
March 31, 2020
A surge in consumer demand for healthy home-cooked foods has seen a 'phenomenal' uplift in fresh potato sales – with increases as high as 70% with certain customers, according to Tom Keogh, managing director of well-known potato and crisp company Keogh’s.
Idaho Potato Commission mulls grower group funding
March 31, 2020
The Idaho Potato Commission will seek the attorney general's guidance on a funding request by a recently formed association of growers.
Irish farm opens contactless drive-thru potato service to help combat coronavirus lockdown
March 30, 2020
An Irish farm has found an innovative way to keep Ireland fed during the coronavirus pandemic: a contactless drive-through potato service.
Alemania prohíbe la entrada al país de trabajadores temporeros para frenar el coronavirus
March 30, 2020
El Ministerio del Interior alemán ha anunciado la prohibición de entrada al país a partir de las 17.00 horas de este miércoles de los trabajadores temporeros en el marco de los esfuerzos para frenar la propagación del coronavirus.
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