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 New Tong Caretaker trailer reversing sensors are a hit with potato growers
Tong’s market leading Caretaker mobile (potato) grader is now available with a new option of trailer reversing sensors, make loading the grader’s hopper much quicker, safer, easier and more accurate than ever before.
McCain Foods Canada recognises Les Fermes Lp Thériault & Fils Farms as Champion Grower for the grand Falls Region
Les Fermes LP Thériault & Fils of Drummond was named the 2016-2017 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Grand Falls during the 43rd annual McCain Growers’ Banquet held August 22 at Centre E.& P. Sénéchal
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Idaho Potato Commission updates industry on its marketing plans
At the annual Idaho Grower Shipper Association convention, Frank Muir, President of the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) revealed the marketing plans for the upcoming year.
John O'Shea of O'Shea's farms and Paul Scally, Aldi Ireland's Buying Director in a potato field
The Irish Fruit and vegetable wholesaler Iverk Produce has signed a deal to provide Aldi with €70m worth of Irish-grown potatoes over three years.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Potato growers host farm tour for EPA staffers
The National Potato Council (NPC) led a delegation of 6 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff on a tour of Idaho potato fields during the week of August 14.
United States potatoes and potato product export reaches new records
Exports of all United States potatoes and potato products reached a record $1,758,130,172 for the July 2016 – June 2017 marketing year. U.S. exports also achieved a record volume level of 1,712,364 metric tons (MT).
Potato Varieties in Great Britain in 2017: Maris Piper still King, New Retail Varieties see growth
In Great Britain, Maris Piper is still by a wide margin the most grown potato variety. But potato growers have planted an increased area of emerging varieties to serve the fresh packing market
International Potato Center sees opportunities in Eastern Rwanda for clean potato seed production
Experts in potato breeding and research have identified Eastern Province of Rwanda as a potential alternative for clean potato seed production.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017