Potatoes NZ request Emergency Measures to ban EU imports
May 29, 2020
Potatoes New Zealand is asking the New Zealand government to give urgent consideration to imposing short-term measures limiting the importation into New Zealand of heavily discounted frozen potato chips to avoid a food security threat.
Tasmanian McCain potato growers gain price increase
September 10, 2019
A long-awaited price increase has come for the state's McCain potato growers. Grower Beau Gooch said the $33 per tonne increase would help put profitability back in the paddock.
Tasmanian Potato Farmers accepted Simplot's latest price offer
August 28, 2019
More than 80 potato growers in Tasmania, Australia felt a sense of relief when receiving Simplot's second offer for their processing potatoes, says Nathan Richardson, chairperson of the Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association (TFGA) Vegetable Council.
Farmers fight for potato pay as Simplot records $62m profit
July 08, 2019
Tasmanian potato growers say Simplot is not paying them enough for their vegetables, as they negotiate a new contract with the vegetable processing giant.
Potatoes now worth one billion dollars to New Zealand economy
May 16, 2019
The Latest Potatoes New Zealand Industry Volumes & Values
Potato crops left to rot in Western Australia amid flooded market and low prices
April 24, 2019
Potato growers near Pemberton in Western Australia have been forced to leave more than a thousand tonnes of potatoes on the ground to rot because of oversupply and crippling low prices.
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.
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 shortage never this bad: farmers in Australia say
January 25, 2017
Heavy rain, particularly in New South Wales (Australia), combined with a cold winter have led to a tight potato supply and high prices.
As Australia is facing a potato shortage, prices rise.
October 30, 2016
Australia is experiencing a potato shortage because of flood-effected potato crops in the southern states.
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