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2019 a Banner Year for Potato Sales – 2020 Very Concerning

2019 a Banner Year for Potato Sales - 2020 Very Concerning

April 08, 2020
The utilization of U.S. grown potatoes increased by 3.3% in volume in 2019 compared to 2018, an increase of 1,183 million pounds.
Cavendish Farms to potato growers: Sell to someone else, if you can

Cavendish Farms to potato growers: Sell to someone else, if you can

April 06, 2020
COVID-19-related restaurant closures lead to ‘curtailment’ of french fry production. Cavendish Farms has advised the P.E.I. potato producers under contract to supply the company with spuds to 'sell to other markets if they can'.
Potatoes USA Elects 2020-2021 Leadership

Potatoes USA Elects 2020-2021 Leadership

April 01, 2020
Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the U.S. potato industry, elected its new leadership during its 48th Annual Meeting on March 11. The newly elected Chairman and Executive Committee will lead the 99 board members through 2020-2021.
Yield10 Bioscience Signs Research Agreement with J. R. Simplot to Evaluate New Traits to Produce High Yielding, Sustainable Potato Crop

Yield10 Bioscience Signs Research Agreement with J. R. Simplot to Evaluate New Traits to Produce High Yielding, Sustainable Potato Crop

November 01, 2019
Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. announced that it has signed a research agreement with Boise, Idaho-based J. R. Simplot Company, to evaluate three novel yield traits in potato.
Agroplant: 'No customer wants to depend on only one or two varieties for processing.'

Agroplant: 'No customer wants to depend on only one or two potato varieties for processing.'

October 29, 2019
Jeroen Kuin, Agroplant, Medemblik: 'No customer wants to depend on only one or two varieties for processing.'
C. Meijer BV: 'There's a constant need for new potato varieties, also for French fries.'

C. Meijer BV: 'There's a constant need for new potato varieties, also for French fries.'

October 29, 2019
Willem in 't Anker, C. Meijer BV, Rilland: 'There's a constant need for new potato varieties, also for French fries.'
Aquantis
Norika/Binst: 'For every interesting potato variety that performs better than what we already have, there's a chance in the market.'

Norika/Binst: 'For every interesting potato variety that performs better than what we already have, there's a chance in the market.'

October 29, 2019
Tigran Richter, Norika/Binst, Sanitz (D): 'For every interesting potato variety that performs better than what we already have, there's a chance in the market.'
Breeding Company Kooi: 'In order to increase a possible success, we focus mainly on the early segment.'

Breeding Company Kooi: 'In order to increase a possible success, we focus mainly on the early segment.'

October 29, 2019
Rindert Dankert, Breeding Company Kooi, Leeuwarden: 'In order to increase a possible success, we focus mainly on the early segment.'
Germicopa: 'Give us yellow-flesh French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'

Germicopa: 'Give us yellow-flesh French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'

October 29, 2019
Harry van de Vijver, Germicopa, Quimper (F): 'Give us yellow-fleshed French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'
Danespo Holland: 'No one is really 100 percent happy with the potato variety that they grow or process.'

Danespo Holland: 'No one is really 100 percent happy with the potato variety that they grow or process.'

October 28, 2019
Peter van Eerdt, Danespo Holland, Berltsum: 'No one is really 100 percent happy with the potato variety that they grow or process.'

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