News on Potatoes for processing
NEPG reports a 6% drop in potato production in North-western Europe and warns high costs could reduce potato area in 2023
November 17, 2022
During its last meeting on November 9, 2022, the NEPG estimated that the total potato production 2022 in the NEPG zone (EU-04) will be down by 6 % compared to last year.
New potato varieties in Bangladesh for Chips and French fries: Valencia and Cartagena
October 25, 2022
Two potato varieties developed by the private firm ACI Seed are set to hit the seed potato market of Bangladesh next season, enabling farmers to produce industrial-grade potatoes that can be used for making ready-to-eat snacks
Norda industries favors Markies for the production of potato chips in Kenya
October 06, 2022
Markies has already become the number one for potato chips in Kenya. Simultaneously Markies is also increasingly demanded by Kenya’s crisping industry. A good example is Norda Industries who favors our Markies variety for their potato crisps.
NEPG: Climate change will reduce the total potato production in Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany by 7 to 11 % despite an increase in hectares
September 15, 2022
During its last meeting prior to Potato Europe 2022, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that global potato production in the NEPG zone (EU-04) will be down by 7 to 11 %.
Peak of the Market Announces Sales Team Changes
September 14, 2022
Peak of the Market is pleased to announce important changes to their Sales team. Dave Whitmore is adjusting his attention to provide leadership and direction for the overall business and has assumed the role of Vice President Product & Business Development.
Sas Bernard, a well-known french potato grower, renews its trust in TOMRA Food by choosing the TOMRA 3A
September 12, 2022
The Bernard SME employs 35 people and is almost one hundred years old. It is located in Gomiécourt, 30 minutes from the Arras train station, in the Hautsde-France region on the vast plains of the Artois.
Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program targets french fry, chipping, fresh markets
September 04, 2022
New potato varieties bred by the Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program could enter the french fry market before long, said Isabel Vales, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife potato breeder in the Department of Horticultural Sciences
Bavaria-Saat GbR presents broad range of varieties at Potato Europe 2022
August 11, 2022
Due to the war in the Ukraine and persistent drought, the international potato industry is expecting another challenging year. Nevertheless, numerous players from all major potato-growing countries will meet at Potato Europe early September.
McDonald's Canada and McCain Foods establish a 'Future of Potato Farming Fund' (CAD 1 million) to help improve soil health through regenerative farming practices
August 11, 2022
McDonald's Canada and McCain Foods Limited announce the 'Future of Potato Farming Fund' by investing CAD 1million in education, demonstration, and cost-sharing grants to support potato farmers
PotatoEurope 2022: Focus on direct farm sales
August 09, 2022
PotatoEurope 2022 will be taking place on 7 and 8 September 2022 at the Rittergut Bockerode estate in Springe-Mittelrode near Hanover, Germany.