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Julian Ackley risks losing his farm's profit for the year if rain doesn't clear up.

West-Australian Potato farmers 'doing it for nothing' warn of mass exodus amid stagnant prices

May 06, 2022
West-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

Tasmanian McCain potato growers gain price increase

September 10, 2019
A 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

Tasmanian Potato Farmers accepted Simplot's latest price offer

August 28, 2019
More 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

Farmers fight for potato pay as Simplot records $62m profit

July 08, 2019
Tasmanian 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

Potato crops left to rot in Western Australia amid flooded market and low prices

April 24, 2019
Potato 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

Tasmanian potato growers want better contract with McCain Foods

August 06, 2018
A Northern Tasmanian farmer has lashed out at McCain over contract potato pricing, as Australian consumer watchdog ACCC begins an investigation into the potato processor.
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Potato shortage never this bad: farmers in Australia say

Australian potato farmers: Shortage never this bad

January 25, 2017
Heavy 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.

As Australia is facing a potato shortage, prices rise.

October 30, 2016
Australia 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

Tasmanian growers urge McCain Foods to raise potato prices 10 per cent

August 31, 2016
Scottsdale 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.
Tasmanian Potato Growers agree three year contract with Simplot

Tasmanian Potato Growers agree three year contract with Simplot

May 24, 2016
Frozen French fry maker Simplot Australia has agreed to pay its Tasmanian potato suppliers 5 per cent more, phased in over the next three years.

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