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AVEBE pays out full result to its starch potato growers and increases advance
September 23, 2018
Dutch potato starch manufacterer Avebe has announced that the advance payment for potatoes delivered is being increased to 67 euros a tonne and that the full result of the cooperative will go to the members.
Potatoes Annual Summary: 2017 US Potato Production Up Slightly
September 18, 2018
Earlier this month, USDA-NASS published its annual report 'Potatoes 2017 Summary; September 2018'. The 2017 data indicate a slight increase of the total potato production in the United States compared to the previous year.
Not enough potatoes in Germany: extreme drought impacts supply Emsland Group
August 31, 2018
The Emsland Group, a potato processor with seven production plants throughout Germany, explains the supply challenges they are faced with as a result of the extreme drought in Germany and other parts of Europe.
United Kingdom signs deal allowing seed potato export to China
August 27, 2018
The United Kingdom has signed a major deal allowing the export of seed potatoes to China. The deal is expected to bring major benefits to Scotland, with around 70% of the 100,000 tonnes of seed potatoes exported annually from the UK coming from Scottish farms.
Continuing drought and extreme heat a disaster for the potato harvest and processors
August 08, 2018
The extreme heat and drought is a disaster for the upcoming potato harvest. And for processors too: in Belgium, potato chips manufacturer Roger&Roger (Croky) temporarily halts production of some its flavours to manage the lack of potato supply.