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Potato shortage in the UK chips away at McCain's bottom line

December 17, 2013
Profits have fallen by more than £10m at McCain Foods GB after Britain's market-leading frozen chip maker was hit by a severe shortage of quality potatoes in the UK as a direct result of the extreme weather conditions in the 2012 growing season.
Simplot Australia

Simplot Australia potato farmers in Tasmania accept price cut

December 17, 2013
Simplot processing potato farmers in Tasmania have accepted a $10 per tonne price cut for crops deliverable in 2014.
Idaho potato field near Grand Teton

Report shows flat Idaho potato production costs

November 30, 2013
A new University of Idaho economic report shows potato procution costs have held steady.

Price rise in India triggers potato smuggling from West-Bengal

November 03, 2013
Since potato prices in West Bengal are fixed by state government, smuggling of potatoes to surrounding Indian states that do not have fixed potato prices has become a major issue.

West Bengal Potato traders on 3-day strike

November 02, 2013
West Bengal state government today started selling potato at Rs 13 a kilo, a price pegged by chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on a day potato traders in Bengal began a 3-day strike to protest the administration’s ban on selling the tuber to other states.

Potato prices almost doubled in most parts of India over past one week

October 25, 2013
Potato prices have almost doubled in most parts of India over the past one week. While most states are yet to take steps to check the spike in prices, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting on October 30 to review the situation.
Potato Prices in North Western Europe

Rabobank expects moderate Price Increases to continue in EU Potato Market

September 12, 2013
Over the next 5 years, northwest European potato prices are expected to gradually climb and elevated price volatility set to persist, according to a new report by Rabobank.

Manitoba potato producers enjoying a decent season and prices looking good

August 21, 2013
Potato prices are expected to rise with this year’s average crop, ?bringing them back in line with the cost of production
Red River Valley Red potatoes

NPPGA: US Potato Consumers Should See Relief Soon from high prices

August 14, 2013
US Consumers frustrated with historically high potato prices should look for some relief at the checkout lane soon when the late summer and fall crops start hitting store shelves.

Brazil: Potato price reached its highest point in 10 years

August 09, 2013
The price of potatoes in Brazil reached the highest level in the last 10 years. Farmers say that this increase is due to the reduction in the planted area and the lack of product on the market.


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