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Potato growers to receive extra AUS 9/tonne from Simplot Australia on the back of 'volatile' year

Potato growers to receive extra AUS 9/tonne from Simplot Australia next year

August 26, 2021
The multi-generational farmer's passion for the simple spud seems to have paid off, helping secure growers like himself an additional $9 a tonne deal with major food manufacturer Simplot over the coming financial year.
Vegetables stall at the Or Tor Kor market in Bangkok (2019)

Potato Growers to Benefit as Thailand lifts Tariffs on Australian Potatoes

August 05, 2020
AUSVEG has welcomed the announcement from Agriculture Minister David Littleproud that two key commitments are now realised under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), which will improve market access for Australian potato exporters into the Thai market.
Potatoes NZ request Emergency Measures to ban EU imports

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.
Potato Industry on Export Fast-track

Potato Industry on Export Fast-track

October 22, 2019
Backed overwhelmingly by industry, the Potato Growers Association of Western Australia (PGAWA) is moving forward to establish an export entity by May 2020.
Tasmanian McCain potato growers gain price increase

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

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.
Potato Industry Western Australia looking for best way to grow export

Potato Industry Western Australia looking for best way to grow export

August 05, 2019
In Western Australia, the potato industry is embarking on a major effort to develop export opportunities
Farmers fight for potato pay as Simplot records $62m profit

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

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

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.

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