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New type of zebra chip disease discovered in potato fields of Oregon
ARS Researchers studied potato tubers from the Klamath Basin in Oregon infected with the causal bacteria of zebra chip disease. They confirmed the presence of the pathogen but did not identify the sample as one of the six known varieties (haplotypes).
Pepsico sews Gujarat potato farmers growing its proprietary varieties without authorization
PepsiCo has sued three potato farmers in Gujarat complaining that they have been illegally growing and selling a variety of potato exclusively registered to Pepsico for the use of producing its Lays potato chips.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
FAO Food Price Index steady in March
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) held steady in March 2019, averaging 167 points and still hovering around its highest value since August 2018.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Ballreich potato chip company get's new owners
Late last week, Ballreich Bros. Inc. announced that it had been sold to Ballreich Snack Food Company, a newer investor group formed by northwest Ohio business professionals who want to keep the company thriving.
McCain Foods GB partners with e.fundamentals to help drive online sales
McCain Foods, the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato products, has selected e-commerce analytics provider e.fundamentals to help drive sales of its products through retailers’ websites.
New Partnership Brings Major Agricultural Trade Show to Grand Falls, NB
A New Brunswick-grown industry partnership will see Grand Falls host an all-new edition of the major farming trade show AgriExpo this summer.
Bill Gates: 'We should discuss soil as much as we talk about coal'
In the latest addition to his blog (https://www.gatesnotes.com), Bill Gates highlights that in order to fight climate change, we need to look beyond decarbonizing the way we generate electricity. We need to look at agriculture for example...
SNAC Tank pitch competition emceed by Barbara Corcoran
Modeled after the popular TV show Shark Tank, 'SNAC Tank' will close out SNAXPO 2019, held March 31 to April 2 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. The competition will be emceed by Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran