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AVEBE pays out full result to its starch potato growers and increases advance

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

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.
Azerbaijan doubles import duty on potatoes

Azerbaijan doubles import duty on potatoes

September 06, 2018
Starting 5 September Azerbaijan has doubled customs duty on imported potatoes. Until October 31, the import duties on imported potatoes will be 30%
Not enough potatoes in Germany: extreme drought impacts supply Emsland Group

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 to allowing seed potato export to China

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

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.
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.
For now, no decrease in potato price in India

For now, no decrease in potato price in India

July 09, 2018
Potato prices in India are not going to come down in the near future as the production of the crop has been reportedly around 20 per cent lower this year in potato growing states.
USDA buys large amount of red potatoes to increase the market price

USDA buys large amount of red potatoes to 'reduce the strain on red potato producers'

July 02, 2018
Red Potato Farmers in North Dakota and Minnesota helped out by a $3 million in purchase of red potatoes for nutrition assistance programs through U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).
Polish Potato Growers protest against low prices

Polish Potato Growers protest against low prices

June 26, 2018
For the second time in just a few weeks, Polish potato producers have protested against low prices.

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