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US Potato Growers Select 2017 National Potato Council Leadership

US Potato Growers Select 2017 National Potato Council Leadership

January 10, 2017
At the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2017 Annual Meeting January 6-7 in San Francisco, Dwayne Weyers of Aspen Produce, LLC, in Center, Colorado, was elected to serve as NPC’s 2017 President and to lead the council’s Executive Committee.
Fiona Fell to stand down as AHDB Potatoes Chair

Fiona Fell to stand down as AHDB Potatoes Chair

January 03, 2017
After three years in office, Fiona Fell has announced she will stand down as an AHDB Board Member and Chair of the AHDB Potato Sector Board at the end of her term in office.
Prince Edward Island Potato Board selects new Chairman

Prince Edward Island Potato Board elects new Chairman

December 30, 2016
Rodney Dingwell of Morell was elected as the new Chairman of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board.
National Potato Council Adds Kam Quarles as Senior Director of Public Policy

National Potato Council Adds Kam Quarles as Senior Director of Public Policy

December 20, 2016
The National Potato Council (NPC) has added Kam Quarles as Senior Director of Public Policy.
United Potato Growers of Canada: New Alberta processing plant good news for whole industry

United Potato Growers of Canada: New Alberta processing plant good news for whole industry

December 18, 2016
The plans for a new multi-million dollar Cavendish Farms potato processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta, should not concern the Prince Edward Island potato industry, says the general manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada.
Lindsey Dodgen joins Potatoes USA as Assistant Marketing Manager

Lindsey Dodgen joins Potatoes USA as Assistant Marketing Manager

December 14, 2016
Lindsey Dodgen is Potatoes USA’s newest team member, joining the team as the Assistant Marketing Manager supporting the Retail, Market Access, Seed, Reputation Management, and Industry Outreach Programs.
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Potatoes New Zealand joins government biosecurity initiative

Potatoes New Zealand joins government biosecurity initiative

December 12, 2016
Potatoes New Zealand became the 14th partner organisation to join the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response.
AUSVEG appoints James Whiteside as its new CEO

AUSVEG appoints James Whiteside as its new CEO

December 10, 2016
Leading Australian vegetable industry body AUSVEG has announced the appointment of James Whiteside as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective Friday 9 December 2016.
2016 GB potato production estimated down 5% at 5.22 million tonnes

2016 GB potato production estimated down 5% at 5.22 million tonnes

November 27, 2016
AHDB Potatoes' first provisional estimate of total production in Great Britain for the 2016 crop year is 5.22 million tonnes, down 5% from 2015. Average yields for GB are estimated at just under 45 tonnes/ha, down 8% on last year.
Geoff Moar re-elected as AUSVEG Chair, Belinda Adams elected as Deputy Chair

Geoff Moar re-elected as AUSVEG Chair, Belinda Adams elected as Deputy Chair

November 24, 2016
New South Wales potato grower Geoff Moar has been re-elected to the position of AUSVEG Chair and Queensland vegetable grower Belinda Adams has been elected to the position of AUSVEG Deputy Chair following a Board meeting held on Thursday 24 November in Sydney.

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