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Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada

Webinar: 'Aeroponics for Nuclear Seed Potato Production: History, Status and Challenges'

January 19, 2021
The World Potato Congress is extremely pleased to present its next webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021, with Dr. Peter VanderZaag, a potato farmer in Canada and due to COVID-19, now an armchair consultant involved with numerous potato projects in Asia and Africa.
Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2021 Results; Provides Update for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021

Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2021 Results; Provides Update for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021

January 08, 2021
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its fiscal second quarter 2021 results and provided a business update for the third quarter of fiscal 2021.
A Crop Pandemic Would Be as Devastating for Biodiversity and Food Security as COVID-19

A Crop Pandemic Would Be as Devastating for Biodiversity and Food Security as COVID-19

December 29, 2020
Biodiversity loss threatens national security. We need to invest in technologies to preserve our vital food varieties.
Pandemic impact: Foodservice losses reduce total potato sales in the US

Pandemic impact: Foodservice losses reduce total potato sales in the United States

December 29, 2020
There was a 5% decline in the utilization of potatoes grown in the United States during the July 2019 – June 2020 marketing year (MY20).
The National Potato Council reviews the impact of the COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills

The National Potato Council reviews the impact of the COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills

December 22, 2020
In the United States, House and Senate just approved COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills. The National Potato Council reviews what these bills mean for the US Potato Sector.
La crisis de los paperos continúa en el Oriente Colombiano

La crisis de los paperos continúa en el Oriente Colombiano

December 18, 2020
Pese a los múltiples esfuerzos que se han realizado hace varios meses en la región, la situación de los paperos en el Oriente colombiano no ha mejorado y temen que la crisis no cese.
Estimate of Canadian Potato Production December 4, 2020

2020 Potato Production in Canada: a slight drop overall, but huge changes by province

December 14, 2020
Potato Production in Canada for the year 2020, is estimated at 104,203,000 hundredweight. This is down 1.4 million hundredweight or 1.3 percent below de production in 2019.
Gobierno de Perú promueve mayor consumo de papa

Gobierno de Perú promueve mayor consumo de papa

November 30, 2020
Desde el Programa Agroideas del Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (Minagri), se busca promover el consumo de la papa peruana y destacar el trabajo de los agricultores que han mantenido una producción constante de este alimento, pese a la pandemia.
US potato packer Skone & Connors installs Tong grading and washing equipment

US potato packer Skone & Connors installs Tong grading and washing equipment

November 29, 2020
Potato packer Skone & Connors installs Tong grading and washing equipment. The custom-built potato grading and washing solution enabled this US based company to increase their sizing capabilities of both dirty and washed crop, whilst reducing waste.
Journal of Nutrition Study reveals potato's potential for reducing anemia

Potato has the potential to reduce anemia, due to high level of iron absorption

November 29, 2020
The potato is known to be a good source of energy, potassium, and vitamins C and B6, but according to research recently published in the Journal of Nutrition, its tubers can also be an excellent source of iron.

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