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Foldable AVR ridger meets demand for mechanical weed control in potatoes
July 16, 2020
Respectfully using our soils and cultivating efficiently are key for a sustainable agricultural sector. Both private individuals – who determine demand in supermarkets – and governments are calling for a change of techniques, which is clear from the fact that all manner of chemical crop protection products and weed killers are rapidly and increasingly being prohibited.
Tomra Food Publishes New E-Book For Potato Fresh Packers
July 15, 2020
Free, downloadable publication by TOMRA Food for Potato Fresh Packers addresses challenges intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flandre Pomme de Terre - Sentinel II - processing line
June 24, 2020
This is the story of a family farm in the North of France, handed down from father to sons some twenty years ago. Over two decades, the sons have earned a fine reputation in the washed potato business.
European potato industry rejects Australian farmers' dumping fears
June 12, 2020
European potato farmers and processors have pushed back against Australian claims they are about to dump subsidized frozen chips from a coronavirus-caused glut into the Antipodean market.
INTERPOM 2020 on New Trade Show Days
May 28, 2020
Theme: ‘Let’s connect the potato chain in the post-coronavirus world’. 2020 will go down in history as 'the year of the coronavirus pandemic'.
Starch Europe Welcomes the Publication of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy
May 26, 2020
Starch Europe today welcomed the much-anticipated publication of the European Commission’s EU Farm to Fork Strategy. Starch Europe and its members strongly support the Commission’s climate neutrality ambition and the important role a more sustainable food system plays to achieve that objective.
Europatat welcomes the Farm to Fork strategy and calls on the Commission to ensure a coherent and realistic approach
May 25, 2020
Europatat welcomes the Farm to Fork Strategy published today by the European Commission. There is a need to secure a fair, healthy, and environmentally-friendly food system, a message that the potato sector fully endorses.
NEPG hopes that the potato area has reduced with 5 %
May 11, 2020
The foodservice demand for potato products has dropped with 50 – 60 % and the export markets have lost their potential, so the world-wide potato-processing industry has reduced their capacity and need for raw material. More than 2 million tons will probably not been processed in the NEPG mainland potato countries only.
Belgian potato sector grows again in 2019
April 13, 2020
Last year, despite the difficult growing conditions as a result of the extreme heat and drought during both the 2018-2019 and the 2019-2020 seasons, the Belgian potato-processing industry once again improved the record for processed potatoes.
Coronavirus: Belgian fries begin to suffer
April 08, 2020
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has dealt a blow to a, particularly Belgian market, as the country begins to see declining sales of the humble fries.
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