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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.
Tasmanian-based Agronico shifted focus to 'all things mini tubers and seed potatoes'.

Tasmanian-based Agronico shifted focus to 'all things mini tubers and seed potatoes'

May 27, 2021
Over three decades, the Tasmania based company Agronico has shifted its focus from an agriculture consultancy business to all things mini tubers and seed potatoes.
Potato deal strengthens Mitolo as it digs in for new season in South Australia

Strengthened by the acquisition of the TFI Potato business, the Mitolo Group Pty Ltd starts a new potato season in South Australia

November 10, 2020
The recent finalization of a takeover of Thomas Foods International’s potato business and a spike in demand through the coronavirus pandemic has cemented Mitolo Group as Australia’s largest fresh spud producer.
Plant seed potatoes now and you’ll be digging up your own buried treasure in just a few months.

Potatoes from plot to plate: how to grow the perfect spuds in your New Zealand backyard

September 17, 2020
While in the Northern hemisphere we are harvesting potatoes and getting ready for winter, this is not the case in the Southern hemisphere. This article offers tips on how to grow potatoes in your New Zealand backyard.
Maara kai – reinvigorating Māori Food Sovereignty through potatoes in New Zealand

Maara kai - reinvigorating Maori Food Sovereignty through potatoes in New Zealand

August 26, 2019
As we wound our way down to Port Levy, New Zealand, although only an hour from Christchurch city, it felt a world away. The turquoise waters of the harbour as still as glass, under the mid-afternoon Winter sun.
Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes

Collaborative discussion between seed potato schemes

July 22, 2019
On 10 May, a meeting was held between AuSPICA, members of the Tasmanian Certified Seed Potato Scheme (known as TasSeed) and invited industry representatives.
Potatoes New Zealand ensures top quality potatoes for export to Fiji

Potatoes New Zealand ensures top quality potatoes for export to Fiji

August 28, 2018
Potatoes New Zealand, the industry's governing body has made a commitment to ensure the quality of potatoes imported from New Zealand by Fiji will be of top quality.
Seed Potato Farmers Victoria and South Australia secure access to Indonesian market

Seed Potato Farmers Victoria and South Australia secure access to Indonesian market

February 17, 2018
​More than 300 seed potato farmers across South Australia and Victoria will be celebrating after last week's breakthrough in securing new market access to Indonesia.
Vertically integrated seed potato supplier Agronico expands storage capacity

Vertically integrated seed potato supplier Agronico expands storage capacity

August 07, 2017
After 6 months building (and over 8 years in planning) Agronico has opened its new seed potato storage in Spreyton, Tasmania.
Fiji potato farmers plant locally grown seed for the first time.

This season Fiji potato farmers will plant locally grown seed for the first time

July 24, 2017
In Fiji, the Ministry of Agriculture is working closely with farmers around the country who are interested in potato farming. This year will be the first year farmers will be planting the locally obtained seeds.

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