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Jaren Raybould of Saint Anthony, Idaho, Potatoes USA Chairman 2021-2022

Potatoes USA Elects 2021 -2022 Leadership

April 05, 2021
Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the U.S. potato industry, elected new leadership during the Annual Meeting on March 11, 2021. The newly elected Chairman and Executive Committee will lead the Board through 2021-2022.
AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as CEO

AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as CEO

April 02, 2021
Tim, currently Chief Operating Officer of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), will take up his position at the Stoneleigh-based levy board on 31 August 2021, replacing Jane King. During the intervening period, the interim AHDB CEO will be Ken Boyns, AHDB Chief Finance, and Operations Officer.
PMA and United Fresh to Create New Global Trade Association

PMA and United Fresh to Create New Global Trade Association for the fresh produce industry

March 31, 2021
The Boards of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) have reached an Agreement in Principle to create a new global trade association combining their resources and expertise.
McCain Foods 'Upping' the Stakes in Vertical Farming with GoodLeaf

McCain Foods increases its stake in Vertical Farming startup GoodLeaf

March 01, 2021
McCain Foods Limited has made a substantial investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture and its wholly owned subsidiary GoodLeaf Farms, Canada's largest commercial vertical farming operation, to help drive the company's growth and expansion plans.
Potato Growers Select 2021 National Potato Council Leaders

Potato Growers Select 2021 National Potato Council Leaders

February 25, 2021
At the National Potato Council (NPC) 2021 Annual Meeting held virtually due to travel restrictions, Dominic LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine was elected to serve as NPC’s 2021 President and to head the grower-led organization’s Executive Committee.
WPVGA Officer Elections

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association elect new president

February 15, 2021
Bill Guenthner of Guenthner Farms was elected WPVGA Board President for 2021. The WPVGA Associate Division Board of Directors elected Chris Brooks of Central Door Solutions to be its President for 2021. The WSPIA Board of Directors elected J.D. Schroeder of Schroeder Bros. Farms, President for 2021.
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The RUCIP European Committee approves new internal structure and appoints new European Delegate

The RUCIP European Committee approves new internal structure and appoints new European Delegate

February 02, 2021
RUCIP European Committee -  the organisation that looks after the rules and practices of the Inter-European Trade in Potatoes - has a new internal organisation and new leadership.
Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa (PSA)

Willie Jacobs appointed as CEO of Potatoes South Africa (PSA)

February 01, 2021
Willie Jacobs took over the leadership of Potatoes Potatoes South Africa (PSA) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Dr. André Jooste, who as part of his career planning, left the organization after 9 years.
Major changes at North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG)

Major changes at North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG)

January 26, 2021
Until December 31, 2020 the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) was a 5 country organization, but the organization started 2021 without the British AHDB. Also, Victor Pfaff stepped down as NEPG secretary and is replaced by Daniel Ryckmans.
Georgia Potato Forum looks forward with optimism

Georgia Potato Forum looks forward with optimism

January 05, 2021
Last month, key actors from Georgia’s potato sector convened virtually to discuss ideas to enhance the country’s potato sector.

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