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US potato production area break records lows 2000/01 - 2022/23

US Potato Prices Expected to Ease but Stay Elevated according to Rabobank Report

June 06, 2023
The Rabobank report on the US Potato Industry anticipates good prices for the remainder of the 2022/23 marketing year, particularly as the year comes to an end before the new crop harvest begins.
Dutch grocery chain Albert Heyn is introducing a total overhaul of its potato display. At first glance, it may not look that different, but look closer - and you will notice that it is bold and in some aspects truly revolutionary...

Ware potato growers Agrico, Leo de Kock and Nedato join forces in new independent cooperative

May 24, 2023
The ware potato activities of Agrico and Nedato, along with Leo de Kock, shall be hived off to form a new independent cooperative of ware potato growers. The new organization will start its activities this autumn. Further integration will then take place in stages.
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Equipment manufacturer Sormac celebrates its 20th anniversary

May 16, 2023
It’s amazing to see how much Equipment manufacturer Sormac has grown since its inception in 2003 with 15 employees. Now, exactly 20 years later, Sormac has over 125 employees and is a key player in the market.
Potato Harvester at Seasonal harvesting of potatoes from field.

Dutch Potato Farmers Find October 1 Harvest Deadline on Sandy Soils Problematic

May 16, 2023
The government of the Netherlands wants farmers growing potatoes on sandy soil to harvest potatoes by October 1 and grow intermediary plants that catch nitrogen in the soil so nitrates can not leach out and contaminate groundwater.
Royal HZPC Group maintains forecasts

Potato breeder Royal HZPC Group maintains forecasts

May 11, 2023
Potato breeder HZPC expects turnover to grow 11% from last year (then EUR 352 million (USD 386 million)) with a gross margin of EUR 66,5 million (USD 73 million) (last financial year EUR 63.9 million (USD 70 million).
New Sormac DMA-90 potato slicer

Nueva cortadora de patata de Sormac DMA-90

May 06, 2023
La nueva maquina, que trocea el tubérculo en mitades y cuartos, cuenta con más capacidad, necesita menos mantenimiento y obtiene mejores resultados de corte.
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Agrico expects to achieve a considerably higher price

Agrico expects to achieve a considerably higher price for its potatoes

May 03, 2023
Potato cooperative Agrico announced to its members an average price indication of EUR 35.50 (USD 39.20) per 100 kg for all supplied kilos of 28 mm upwards for seed potatoes from the 2022 harvest.
Potato Field

Breakthrough in fight against devastating potato disease

April 25, 2023
Potato is the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat in terms of human consumption. But potato world production is threatened by potato late blight
Kees visited Raphael Scerri in Malta.

New potatoes in short supply, so Maltese potatoes most welcome

April 11, 2023
The Dutch company Altena Potatoes received its first full truckloads of Santé potatoes.
Potato starch

Royal Avebe strategy: focus on the added and distinctive value of potato starch and protein products

April 11, 2023
On Thursday 30 March 2023, Royal Avebe presented its strategy for the next five years during a breakfast for invited media. The cooperative will Accelerate and strengthen.


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