AHDB officially launches Potato Data Centre at BP2017
November 17, 2017
AHDB Potatoes will officially launch its Potato Data Centre (PDC) at BP2017 at Harrogate on 22 and 23 November.
Unofficial Estimate US Potato Production 2017: between 0 and 3 percent below last year
November 07, 2017
The USDA has provided a first - unofficial - estimate on the total potato production in the United States in its 'Vegetables and Pulses Outlook' published October 27: between 0 and 3 percent below last year
Production of potatoes for consumption in the Netherlands up 27 percent, exceeds 4 million tonnes
October 31, 2017
Earlier today Statistics Netherlands (CBS) published its latest update of the potato harvest of 2017 in the Netherlands. Total production of potatoes for consumption for the first time since 2000 exceeded 4 million tonnes, an increase of 27 percent compared to 2016!
New Zealand potato prices almost double in a decade
October 29, 2017
The price of potatoes in New Zealand has almost doubled in the last 10 years, according to Statistics New Zealand.
Potato breeder HZPC books record turnover and gross profit
October 06, 2017
HZPC, world leader in potato breeding, announced during the shareholders’ meeting on 5 October that a consolidated net turnover of €318.5 million has been determined for the financial year 2016/17. The gross profit is €59.3 million and the net result is €8.5 million.
Hungarian Potato Growers Squeezed: Low Prices AND Low Yields
September 30, 2017
Potato growers in Hungary are in a tough position as potato prices are low. On top of that, yield has been negatively affected by heat and quality is far from optimal.
New french fry manufacturer in India Amul sets up shop near competition in Gujarat
September 30, 2017
In India, the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) is starting the production of frozen French Fries in October of this year. They have set up shop in North Gujarat, close to McCain Foods India and Hyfun Frozen Foods
Potato Production United States 2016: USDA-NASS publishes 'Potatoes 2016 (Summary)'
September 19, 2017
Potato Production United States 2016: the USDA-NASS has just published its most extensive report on last year's potato production: 'Potatoes 2016 (Summary)'
Potato Production North-western-Europe up 13.5 percent compared to last year
September 18, 2017
For the current European potato harvest, the North-western-European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimate the total potato production at 27.9 million tons for the five NEPG countries (Belgium, Germany, France, The Netherlands and Great Britain). This is up 13.5 percent compared to last season.
Dutch Potato Industry introduces national potato quotation: potatoNL. National potato Price
September 17, 2017
The Dutch Potato Industry is introducing PotatoNL, a national potato quotation. The first PotatoNL national potato quotation will start on 14 November 2017