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NEPG estimates potato harvest 2018
The total potato harvest in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France in 2018 will be at least 20 percent lower than last year, according to the latest estimates of the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG).
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Cavendish Farms argues that legal limits on the size of PEI family farms are too restrictive
On Prince Edward Island the Lands Protection Act limits the maximum size of land a landowner or corporation can own. Robert Irving, president of processor Cavendish Farms said current limits should be doubled, so potato farmers can increase their yields.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Philippines lowers tax rate on potato import for chip manufacturers
A new order issued in the Philip[pines allows for the import of more potatoes at a low rate (3%), exclusively for use for the production of potato chips
Pepsico to invest $5 million by 2020 to expand its sustainable farming programme in India.
Snacks and beverages manufacturer PepsiCo plans to invest $5 million by 2020 to expand its sustainable farming programme in India.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
VTA trial potato harvest in The Netherlands confirms lower yield expectations
Test trials by VTA in the Netherlands reveal an average yield of 47.088 kg per hectare, compared to 58,507 kg/ha in 2017. This means that the yield per hectare is 19.5% lower than the previous season and 12.5% lower than the 5-year average.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Manitoba Potato Growers Cautiously Optimistic
This year has been a difficult one for potato producers in the Portage region. Shifting weather extremes have made both growing and harvesting difficult at times.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Indian state Odisha testing out cultivation of Chipsona for potato chips production
The government in the Indian state Odisha has started producing potato variety ‘Chipsona’ on experimental basis in Koraput in anticipation of plans by Pepsico to establish a potato chips manufacturing unit in the region
Friday, September 28, 2018
AVEBE pays out full result to its starch potato growers and increases advance
Dutch potato starch manufacterer Avebe has announced that the advance payment for potatoes delivered is being increased to 67 euros a tonne and that the full result of the cooperative will go to the members.