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United States Fall Potato Production down 2 percent
The first official USDA data for harvest 2017 show the United States production of fall potatoes is down 2 percent from last year, forecast at 399 million cwt.
With 40% cold stores in Punjab flooded with old crops, potato glut likely this year too
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.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
AHDB officially launches Potato Data Centre at BP2017
AHDB Potatoes will officially launch its Potato Data Centre (PDC) at BP2017 at Harrogate on 22 and 23 November.
WTO ruling against import licensing scheme Indonesia creates export opportunities for potato processing companies
The National Potato Council applauds the United States Trade Representative’s victory in the World Trade Organization (WTO) case against Indonesia’s restrictive import licensing scheme.
Potato production in Bamyan, Afghanistan increases 15 percent to 350,000 tonnes this year
Bamyan, the largest potato producing province in Afghanistan, produced 350,000 tons this year, an increase of 15 percent compared to last year.
Unofficial Estimate US Potato Production 2017: between 0 and 3 percent below last year
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
Potato Production of Harvest 2017 in North-western Europe adjusted upwards
Although the full harvest is not in the stores yet, the North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates the actual harvest at 28.9 million tons for the 5 countries. This is more than the estimate of last September.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Jordan lifts ban on potato imports from Egypt
Jordan has lifted its ban on the import of Egyptian potatoes, according to the Egyptian Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
Wednesday, November 1, 2017