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Potato shortage in the UK chips away at McCain's bottom line

December 17, 2013
Profits have fallen by more than £10m at McCain Foods GB after Britain's market-leading frozen chip maker was hit by a severe shortage of quality potatoes in the UK as a direct result of the extreme weather conditions in the 2012 growing season.
Simplot Australia

Simplot Australia potato farmers in Tasmania accept price cut

December 17, 2013
Simplot processing potato farmers in Tasmania have accepted a $10 per tonne price cut for crops deliverable in 2014.
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Four new Dutch potato varieties cleared by Kenyan government

November 30, 2013
Under a bilateral deal with lead potato seed producer the Netherlands, the government has cleared four new potato seed varieties for use by local farmers.
Russia

Gain report: Overview of Potato Supply and Demand in Russia

November 30, 2013
Russia is a huge producer of potatoes and is the third largest potato producer in the world. In 2012, Russia produced 29.5 million metric tons of potatoes. Only 13% is produced by agricultural enterprises: 79% is produced by private households.
Idaho potato field near Grand Teton

Report shows flat Idaho potato production costs

November 30, 2013
A new University of Idaho economic report shows potato procution costs have held steady.
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West-Bengal eases potato export ban

November 11, 2013
Bending over backwards following pressure from other states and agitations by traders' associations there, the West Bengal government Monday relaxed its ban on export of potatoes
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Price rise in India triggers potato smuggling from West-Bengal

November 03, 2013
Since potato prices in West Bengal are fixed by state government, smuggling of potatoes to surrounding Indian states that do not have fixed potato prices has become a major issue.
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West Bengal Potato traders on 3-day strike

November 02, 2013
West Bengal state government today started selling potato at Rs 13 a kilo, a price pegged by chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on a day potato traders in Bengal began a 3-day strike to protest the administration’s ban on selling the tuber to other states.
Foro Espagnol de la patata

Spanish potato organisations launch a new potato platform

October 30, 2013
In Spain, a new potato organisation was established: &quot;Foro Espanol de la patata&quot;, the Spanish Potato Forum.
Vietnam

New export prospect for New Zealand potatoes

October 30, 2013
While the potato industry is still waiting for clearance to be allowed to send fresh potatoes to Australia, a new market is rapidly opening up. The industry has high hopes for a new market in Vietnam.

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