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Washington potato growers struggling to keep up with demand
The Washington State Potato Commission, headquartered in Moses Lake, Washington, has been pleasantly surprised by the weather and its impact on this year’s potato crop in the state.
Tanzania, Netherlands sign potato deal
The permanent secretary in the ministry of Agriculture, Mr Mathew Mtigumwe, and the Dutch Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Jeroen Verheul, signed the document on behalf of the two governments.
Continuing drought and extreme heat a disaster for the potato harvest and processors
The extreme heat and drought is a disaster for the upcoming potato harvest. And for processors too: in Belgium, potato chips manufacturer Roger&Roger (Croky) temporarily halts production of some its flavours to manage the lack of potato supply.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Tasmanian potato growers want better contract with McCain Foods
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.
UK potato processing companies say serious issues with potato supply 'extremely likely'
The Potato Processing companies in the United Kingdom have released a statement through the Potato Processors’ Association Ltd (PPA), expressing their concern for the impact of current weather conditions on UK potato processing sector.
Cavendish Farms closes Fresh Pack Facility on PEI - not enough potatoes on the island
Cavendish Farms announced today that they will close their fresh pack facility in O’Leary, Prince Edward Island due to the limited availability of potatoes on Prince Edward Island
German Potato Processing Industry Association expects crop shortage due to drought
The German Association of Fruit, Vegetables and Potato Processing Industry (BOGK) expects that the potato harvest in Germany and Europe will be significantly reduced in quantity, as well as quality compared to the previous year due to the long ongoing drought and heat wave.
Extreme drought might impact European Potato crop growing on a slightly increased acreage
Total potato production in North-western Europe will be mostly determined by yield, as extreme drought plagues the crop, growing on a one percent larger acreage
Wednesday, July 11, 2018