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Agristo buys closed Tereos sugar factory in France to construct a new frozen potato processing plant
August 28, 2023Agristo is planning to set up a production unit for frozen potato products in France, creating 350 jobs and requiring an investment of €350 million. Today, Tereos has signed an MOU with Agristo, enabling this project on the site of its former sugar factory in Escaudœuvres, in the North of France.
Simplot to acquire Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer
August 27, 2023Agronico, Tasmania’s largest seed potato producer, has entered into an agreement for Simplot to acquire the business and property assets of Agronico.
B-hive Innovations collaborates on groundbreaking TuberTurgor project to reduce potato bruising and waste
August 22, 2023B-hive Innovations, a cutting-edge, agri-tech research and development business is embarking on a new collaborative programme that aims to reduce the risk of potato bruising and develop technologies that could reduce supermarket waste.
FPS Food Process Solutions Acquires GEM Equipment of Oregon as Part of Strategic Product Diversification
August 22, 2023FPS Food Process Solutions, a global leader in freezing and cooling equipment, today announced it has acquired GEM Equipment of Oregon. This acquisition allows FPS to diversify its product offering to include GEM Equipment’s well-known fryers and blanchers.
Solynta's Latest Hybrid Potato Variety Shows Remarkable Late Bligh Resistance in Field Trial
August 22, 2023Solynta's potato variety was the only one to survive the high late blight pressure in the field among three other commercial varieties planted alongside.
From ocean to potato fields: Seaweed biostimulant Algifol to make waves at British Potato Show
August 16, 2023A biostimulant brand that is increasingly popular with potato growers will make its debut at this year’s British Potato show in Harrogate. Algifol, which is a seaweed-based biostimulant, will be on stand 123A in Hall 1 at the November event.
Idahoan® Foods launches shredded potatoes with Bold flavors including Hidden Valley® Original Ranch®
August 16, 2023Idahoan® Foods – the leading producer of quality, packaged potato products in the U.S.– expands its portfolio with the launch of Idahoan® Potato Shreds.
World Potato Congress Receives Invitation to Deliver Address During the 43rd Session of the FAO Conference in Rome
August 16, 2023Earlier in July, the World Potato Congress was honored to receive an invitation to deliver an address during the 43rd session of the FAO Conference in Rome, Italy.
Trimble Agriculture Cloud introduces expanded API, creating an open environment benefiting farmers and their partners
August 10, 2023Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced the release of its flexible API for the Trimble Agriculture Cloud, an industry cloud that streamlines farming operations.
Kenya leads Eastern Africa with release of climate-adaptive and nutritious purple-fleshed sweet potato variety
August 09, 2023The International Potato Center (CIP) has collaborated with Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) to release the KC Sweet Purple variety of sweet potato in an effort to tackle ongoing climate challenges facing farmers in Kenya.