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It's shaping up to be a banner year for Aroostook County (Maine) potatoes

It's shaping up to be a banner year for Aroostook County (Maine) potatoes

October 19, 2021
Don Flannery, president of the Maine Potato Board, is not calling it a record year — yet. But with over 80 percent of this season’s potatoes out of the ground, the longtime industry expert said yields are shaping up to be above average.
Interpom 2021: Let’s reconnect the potato chain!

Interpom 2021: Lets reconnect the potato chain!

October 14, 2021
After more than 2 years, the first major international meeting platform for the potato chain will finally see the light of day: on Sunday 28, 29, and 30 November 2021, INTERPOM will be opening its doors in Kortrijk Xpo. At last, the potato professionals will be able to meet each other again!
WPC 2022 Call for Abstracts.

World Potato Congress 2022 (WPC2022) Call for Abstracts

October 06, 2021
The call for abstract submission for WPC 2022 is now open and authors are encouraged to submit their abstract online for consideration. Deadline for Oral Submissions: 30th November 2021. Deadline for Poster Submission: 15th February 2022.
The Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) seeks BDT 9 (USD 0.11) subsidy per kg of potato stored

The Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) suggests a subsidy per kg of potato stored

October 04, 2021
The annual demand for potatoes in Bangladesh is about 9 million tons. The Bangladesh Cold Storage Association (BCSA) urged the government to provide a BDT 9 (USD 0.11) subsidy per kilogram of potato stored in various cold storages in the country.
Russian potato market: prices are steadily increasing

Russian potato market: prices are steadily increasing

October 04, 2021
In the Russian potato market, the upward trend in prices continues, and they just reached a record level over the past few years, analysts of the EastFruit project report.
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Frozen French Fries Production in China Expands

October 04, 2021
In a recent report USDA-FAS forecasts a fresh potato production in China of 94 million tons for marketing year 2021/22. This is a 5% decrease from the estimated 99 million tons in the previous year, a result of decreased acreage.
American Frozen Food Institute and IRI Partner to Drive Growth for Frozen Food Manufacturers and Retailers

American Frozen Food Institute and IRI Partner to Drive Growth for Frozen Food Manufacturers and Retailers

October 03, 2021
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) and IRI® announced a new partnership to provide AFFI members with complimentary access to IRI data on frozen food performance in real-time.
United States potato sales strong in the marketing year 2020-21.

United States potato sales strong in marketing year 2020-2021

October 02, 2021
The marketing year that ended in June 2021 was unlike any year the US potato industry has ever experienced. With pandemic restrictions ebbing and flowing from June 2020 to July 2021, sales at foodservice fluctuated while retail purchases remained extremely strong throughout the year.
Monitoring improves potato tuber moth control

Monitoring improves potato tuber moth control

September 23, 2021
Potato tuber moth can be a potato producer’s nightmare. Fortunately, InteliGro’s extremely effective monitoring system not only help to control this pest successfully but allows producers to manage risks and reduce input costs over time.

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