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Agrico sees sales grow in tons of seed potatoes
Last month, potato cooperative Agrico announced to its members an average indication price for seed potatoes of € 26.00 per 100 kg in 2017. The price is for all sizes and classes and is higher than at the beginning of the season was expected.
Proposed Rule to modify local Marketing Order to impact US potato imports
USDA-AMS has proposed a rule to revise the classifications that determine the size requirements for potatoes grown in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon. The proposal would also apply to all import of long type potatoes.
Despite current low prices, more potatoes planted in North-western Europe
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) estimate that the growers in the 5 leading potato growing countries will plant 0,4% more potatoes than last year.
Potato Prices in Bangladesh up due to tight supply
Over the last month, potato prices in Dhaka, Bangladesh have seen large increases, as supplies are tight.
No Liberibacter (zebra chip pathogen) found in potato psyillids in Western Australia
In Western Australia, a surveillance program to assess if the last year detected tomato potato psyllid (TPP) carries the zebrachip disease pathogen (CLso), did not identify a single case of the pest - with over 10.000 psyllids tested.
Two German Potato Packers fined ‎€13.2 million for price fixing
Two potato packaging companies in Germany have been fined a total of ‎€ 13.2 million (USD 15.8 million) for price fixing related to their supplies to the Metro Supermarket group.
Sri Lanka increases import taxes of potatoes as local prices drop.
Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance has announced that the special commodity levy on imported big onions and potatoes had been increased with effect from midnight Wednesday, May 2nd.
Potato Association Europatat welcomes Gilles Fontaine as new President
The European Potato Trade Association Europatat elected a new board yesterday. Gilles Fontaine was appointed President for the next three-years