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Ban on seed potato imports will have 'devastating consequences'

Ban on seed potato imports will have 'devastating consequences' for Potato growers in Northern Ireland

November 04, 2021
Potato growers in Northern Ireland face a severe shortage of seed potatoes in 2022, according to Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) political party leader, Jim Allister.
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As temperatures rise, US Department of Labor prepares legislation to protect workers, outdoors and indoors, from heat hazards

November 02, 2021
The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is publishing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings
Farmer in Zimbabwe sues local potato chip manufacturer Cairns Foods over defective seed potatoes

Farmer in Zimbabwe sues local potato chip manufacturer Cairns Foods over defective potato seed

September 19, 2021
Patrick Makuzwa has approached the High Court seeking an order canceling his contract with Cairns Foods and for the food company to compensate him to the value of USD 46 789 50.
Colombia: Cultivos de papa y cebolla tienen luz verde para ser sembrados en 26 de los páramos.

Colombia: Cultivos de papa y cebolla tienen luz verde para ser sembrados en 26 de los páramos

September 14, 2021
Tras estudiar detenidamente el caso, la Corte Constitucional de Colombia dio luz verde a que campesinos puedan seguir cultivando cultivos de papa, cebolla y pastoreo en los 36 páramos delimitados por el Ministerio de Agricultura.
Potato processers find efficient emissions control solution in Dürr Megtec’s advanced wet electrostatic precipitator

Potato processers find efficient emissions control solution in Dürr Megtec’s advanced wet electrostatic precipitator

August 02, 2021
Potato processors are finding the advanced design of Dürr Megtec’s recently released Part.X PW Wet ElectroStatic Precipitator (WESP) to be an efficient and low maintenance solution to control particulate matter from frying exhaust.
US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market.

US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market

July 12, 2021
The United States pressured Mexico on Wednesday to allow genetically modified crops into the country and to open up access to U.S.-grown potatoes. Trade talks were held Wednesday in Mexico City.
Nele Cattoor tijdens de opening van het FVPhouse seminar in 2019

After 15 years, Nele Cattoor bids farewell to Belgian fresh produce sector

June 28, 2021
Last week, after 15 years, Nele Cattoor left the Belgian fruit and vegetable sector. She's taking on a new challenge. Nele was the Belgian Vegetable Processing Sector Union, Vegebe's general secretary.
Iraq: New agricultural project to create more than 500 jobs.

Iraq: New potato processing project to create more than 500 jobs

June 22, 2021
Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a potato production factory in Duhok, set to provide 500 jobs and make use of local potato products.
La Interprofesional de la Patata reclama usar los mismos antigerminantes que el resto de la UE 'para no tener las manos atadas'.

España: La Interprofesional de la Patata reclama usar los mismos antigerminantes que el resto de la UE 'para no tener las manos atadas'

June 11, 2021
El mayor problema al que se enfrenta la patata española es no poder emplear los mismos antigerminantes que otros países de la Unión Europea, lo que sitúa al sector en una posición de debilidad.
España: La patata de Cartagena quiere una figura de calidad.

España: La patata de Cartagena quiere una figura de calidad

June 08, 2021
La pretensión de los productores y comercializadores de patata del Campo de Cartagena de obtener una figura de calidad diferenciada, contará con el respaldo del Gobierno murciano.

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