News on Potato Prices from Australia
Potato trade Australia: Slight increase in potato imports after fall in 2021
October 03, 2022AUSVEG has reviewed Global Trade Atlas import data to better understand: the changes in the levels of potato imports pre- and post-COVID, as well as
the changes in import levels over the last 12-months as growers have faced significant increases in costs of production.
West-Australian Potato farmers 'doing it for nothing' warn of mass exodus amid stagnant prices
May 06, 2022West-Australian Potato farmers are warning that growers will walk away from the industry as cost pressures make the staple crop unviable in Australia.
Tasmanian McCain potato growers gain price increase
September 10, 2019A long-awaited price increase has come for the state's McCain potato growers. Grower Beau Gooch said the $33 per tonne increase would help put profitability back in the paddock.
Tasmanian Potato Farmers accepted Simplot's latest price offer
August 28, 2019More than 80 potato growers in Tasmania, Australia felt a sense of relief when receiving Simplot's second offer for their processing potatoes, says Nathan Richardson, chairperson of the Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association (TFGA) Vegetable Council.
Farmers fight for potato pay as Simplot records $62m profit
July 08, 2019Tasmanian potato growers say Simplot is not paying them enough for their vegetables, as they negotiate a new contract with the vegetable processing giant.
Potato crops left to rot in Western Australia amid flooded market and low prices
April 24, 2019Potato growers near Pemberton in Western Australia have been forced to leave more than a thousand tonnes of potatoes on the ground to rot because of oversupply and crippling low prices.
Tasmanian potato growers want better contract with McCain Foods
August 06, 2018A Northern Tasmanian farmer has lashed out at McCain over contract potato pricing, as Australian consumer watchdog ACCC begins an investigation into the potato processor.
Australian potato farmers: Shortage never this bad
January 25, 2017Heavy rain, particularly in New South Wales (Australia), combined with a cold winter have led to a tight potato supply and high prices.
As Australia is facing a potato shortage, prices rise.
October 30, 2016Australia is experiencing a potato shortage because of flood-effected potato crops in the southern states.
Tasmanian growers urge McCain Foods to raise potato prices 10 per cent
August 31, 2016Scottsdale farmers Jerrod and Susan Nichols are preparing to plant their 2016 spring crops, but say processing potatoes for McCain would not be in the mix unless prices lifted.