With 40% cold stores in Punjab flooded with old crops, potato glut likely this year too
November 18, 2017
Potato farmers in the Indian state Punjab are headed for another season of dwindling profits because the cold storage facilities are still flooded with old crop - and several other states are in a similar situation.
Potato Production (food) 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!
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.
Indian Dairy Coop GCMMF (Amul) enters french fry market and promises Gujarat farmers better prices
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 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.