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US: Potandon Produce adds a new organic potato supply point

Potandon Produce LLC, an industry leader in fresh potato innovation, announced immediate availabilty on both organic red and organic yellow potatoes from the Red River Valley. Although ...
11/17/2016

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Canada: Spud producers pull off second record crop

Manitoba potato growers harvested, on average, a record 348 hundredweight (cwt) an acre this fall, up eight percent from the previous record of 322 cwt set last year. However, it?s ...
11/17/2016

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Australia: Mitolo snaps up more Oakville assets

South Australian hard produce company Mitolo Group has acquired assets of Oakville Produce, including its South Australia farms and packaging facilities in Brisbane, Melbourne and ...
11/17/2016

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Oregon and Washington potato commissions to seek markets in Asia

Pacific Northwest potatoes will be the main course of a 10-day trade mission to Taiwan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong that includes the top agriculture officials in Oregon and Washington ...
11/17/2016

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Autoridades de universidad peruana y acadmicos rusos analizan avances del cultivo de la papa en el espacio

Las autoridades de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI) y dos representantes de la Universidad Técnica Estatal de Kursk de Rusia se reunieron en el distrito de ...
11/17/2016

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Washington potato growers pay another call on Southeast Asia

The Washington State Potato Commission?s latest trade mission to Southeast Asia focused on customer relations in Vietnam and potato chips in Myanmar. A delegation that included the ...
11/17/2016

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Avebe Launches New Potato Protein to Address Consumer Trends

Avebe is the world?s largest producer of starch potato ingredients. Founded in 1919, the cooperative is owned by 2,500 growers of starch potatoes in the Netherlands and Germany. Each ...
11/17/2016

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Branding the ?Dolakha?s Potato? raised demand, but winter drought cuts supply

Potato production in Dolakha ? a district in Nepal severely affected by the 2015 earthquakes ? has dropped sharply this year due to a prolonged winter drought. The drop in output has ...
11/10/2016

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Dutch launch ?Potato Valley?

In the north of the Netherlands, farmers and researchers have joined forces in a new platform to future-proof the potato. The alliance, named ?Potato Valley?, targets the 800 potato ...
11/10/2016

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The world?s most expensive limited-edition chips are $56 and all sold out

St. Eriks Brewery in Sweden created a high-class snack for its high-quality craft beer: a $56 box of five potato chips. The pricey chips, created by chef Pi Le, comprise rare Nordic ...
11/10/2016

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You can now send your friends a personalized potato Tatergram

TaterGrams is now selling personalized potatoes with messages on them that you can mail to friends, family, colleagues, worse enemies, etc. The company?s founder says these special ...
11/10/2016

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Global potato starch market forecast to 2021

MarketStudyReport.com adds ?Global Potato Starch Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2021? new report to its research database. The report spread across ...
11/10/2016

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Researcher makes first finding of disease strain in Idaho spuds

A researcher has confirmed the Idaho potato industry?s first known infection of a strain of the fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani that thrives in rotations with crops in the brassica ...
11/10/2016

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India: Mahindra HZPC opens minituber lab ? Aeroponics facility to provide top quality seed potatoes

Last week, MHZPC, a 60/40 joint venture between Mahindra Agri Solutions Limited (MASL) and HZPC Holding BV, started a new, particularly modern, miniature tuber laboratory in Mohali, ...
11/7/2016

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UK: Seed potato exports to increase this year

The UK farming industry has promised work closely with the seed potato sector and the government to ensure that the industry maintains a low level of the fungal disease blackleg. Speaking ...
11/7/2016

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US: Invention cleans air in spud cellars

Reed Searle says he?s found a cost-effective way to rid potatoes in storage of diseases without using additional chemicals. The Shelley, Idaho, farmer has installed machines called ...
11/7/2016

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Scots seed potato loophole needs closing

A loophole which has seen English seed potato used to grow Scottish ware potatoes needs to be closed off, growers attending this week?s AHDB Seed Potato conference at St Andrews have ...
11/7/2016

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US study examines potatoes, weight loss

University of California-Davis nutrition scientists are conducting a 15-week study to see whether diets that contain potatoes will be useful in helping people lose weight or maintain ...
11/7/2016

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Germany: Bundesrat changes import regulations for consumption potatoes

The German Bundesrat accepted the changed agricultural import regulations on 26 October, 2016. The core element is the new import regulation for consumption potatoes. From 2018, the ...
11/7/2016

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PepsiCo hikes price of potato chips in the UK after pound?s Brexit Vote decline

PepsiCo is set to increase the price of Walkers? potato chip brand in the U.K. in the wake of the pound?s steep decline following the country?s vote to leave the European Union in ...
11/7/2016

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?PotatoSize?: An easier way of estimating potato crop size distribution

Potatoes are grown for many different markets. It is fundamental for farmers to know when to halt crop growth to achieve optimal tuber size for market and so maximize profits. Enter ...
11/4/2016

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UK: Potato industry urged to keep fungal disease at bay as exports increase

The farming industry has pledged to work closely with the seed potato sector and the government to ensure that the industry maintains a low level of the fungal disease blackleg. Speaking ...
11/4/2016

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India: Potato prices soar as supplies from West Bengal dry up

Despite a fresh crop arriving at the wholesale market in Vashi, retail prices of potatoes have failed to show a decline. Traders say that there is shortfall of around 30% and this ...
11/4/2016

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US: New GMO potatoes approved, controversy continues

USDA approved commercial planting of two types of GMO potatoes which resist late blight resistance. This approval comes in conjunction with the release of a study from The New York ...
11/4/2016

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UK: Award for renowned seed producer

A seed producer from Meikle Wartle has been named as the winner of the 2016 British Potato Industry Award. Jim Cruickshank OBE, one of the most well-respected seed producers in the ...
11/4/2016

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Kiremko sets ?the new standard in steam peelers? with the Strata Invicta

The Dutch company Kiremko, fully dedicated to equipment for the potato processing industry, has launched a new steam peeling solution, the STRATA Invicta. This steam peeler promises ...
11/4/2016

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Report: Global potato chips market to grow at a CAGR of 4.42% to 2020

MarketStudyReport.com adds ?Global Potato Chips market 2016-2020? new report to its research database. The Research analysts forecast the global potato chips market to grow at a CAGR ...
11/3/2016

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Dutch farmers launch Potato Valley innovation plan

Farmers and researchers in the north of the Netherlands have joined forces in a new platform to future proof the potato. The alliance, named Potato Valley, targets the 800 potato growers ...
11/3/2016

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US: Florida?s Jones Potato Farm receives state award for environmental leadership

Jones Potato Farm recently became the third Manatee County farming operation to receive the Florida Ag Commissioner?s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award since it was first ...
11/3/2016

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World Potato Congress in Peru to be held in conjunction with the ALAP congress

The World Potato Congress (WPC) has announced that the dates for the 10th World Potato Congress to be held in the beautiful historic city of Cusco, Peru have been finalized. The event ...
11/2/2016

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Cambodia opens first potato research center

Last month, Cambodia?s Agriculture Ministry unveiled a USD 200,000 research center it hopes will research and develop potato varieties most suited to the country. Potato consumption ...
11/2/2016

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Agri-food expert: ?China could double potato production with Dutch help?

Jan Hak is a Dutch agri-food expert who has been engaged in Sino-Dutch agricultural cooperation over the past decades. He believes that with the help of Dutch technology and the Chinese ...
11/2/2016

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Canada: Thailand to accept Alberta seed potatoes

Alberta is now the third Canadian province from which seed potato growers are eligible to export to Thailand. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on Monday announced a new ...
11/2/2016

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Agenda set for Scottish potato monitor farm

Nutrition, cultivation and seed will be the 2017 focus for AHDB?s potato monitor farm project hosted by Bruce Farms in Perthshire. Next year?s programme of field-scale trials and demonstrations ...
11/2/2016

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Potato farmers fight pests with hot mustard

Chinese hot mustard, like horseradish and habanero, is best consumed in small portions. That’s part of the thinking behind efforts by many Mid-Columbia farmers, particularly ...
11/2/2016

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Will new GMO potatoes really require fewer pesticides?

Consumers seeking to satisfy their salty snack cravings sans genetically modified ingredients may soon have to get savvier about scouting out chips and other products made without ...
11/2/2016

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UK: Price boost potential for potato growers

Processing potato prices could provide a boost for British potato exports, according to AHDB. The fall in the pound and issues with supply in Belgium and the Netherlands mean British ...
11/2/2016

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Syngenta makes YouTube video on the Potato

In the beginning of October, Syngenta launched its Healthy Potato Video on YouTube.com, the company will make a donation for every view the video receives between Wednesday, October ...
11/1/2016

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Find out why these Potato Chips are world?s costliest and come for $11 a piece

This five-piece chips set is part of a limited edition of 100 boxes and is currently out of stock. This Swedish brand felt something was missing in their lavish drink, so they came ...
10/31/2016

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US: Top International Food Bloggers Experience The 2016 Potato Harvest First-Hand

Eighteen food enthusiasts spent three days in Eastern Idaho learning what makes potatoes grown in Idaho different from potatoes grown in other states and countries. Food bloggers have ...
10/31/2016

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NZ potato chips market is growing 15 percent annually

According to Potatoes New Zealand, domestic sales of potato chips have grown by about 15 percent each year over the past three. Its chief executive Chris Claridge said New Zealanders ...
10/31/2016

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GB potato crop in unusual price position

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) reports that currency and supply dynamics are affecting the relative price of British processing potatoes compared to supplies ...
10/31/2016

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Idaho growers expect good range of potato sizes this season

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reporting that Idaho potato growers planted 325,000 acres this season, about the same as last fall?s crop. Yields are expected to be good, with ...
10/31/2016

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Tomra to launch sorter at Pack Expo

Tomra Sorting Food plans to introduce the Tomra 5B, a sorter for the vegetable, fresh-cut and potato processing industries, Nov. 6-9 at Pack Expo 2016 in Chicago. Tomra Sorting will ...
10/31/2016

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Australians are in the midst of a potato shortage

Over six years a potato famine killed more than a million people in Ireland and now Australia is staring down the barrel of its own potato shortage. While we shouldn?t see any deaths ...
10/26/2016

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Unusual Market Dynamics in Northern-European Potato Trade

Currency and supply dynamics are affecting the relative price of British processing potatoes compared to supplies from Belgium and the Netherlands, according to the Agriculture and ...
10/26/2016

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US: OSU officials mull future of ag facility

Oregon State University officials are mulling options for the future of a local research farm that?s been put to little use since 2010, due to the discovery of a previously unknown ...
10/26/2016

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Australia: Potato prices soar to record levels in wake of autumn harvest washout

Widespread flooding in Australia?s potato-growing regions has prompted record prices for far north Queensland growers who are long overdue for a pay rise. David Nix is one of them ...
10/26/2016

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Fiji: Ministry supports potato farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture is working towards supporting farmers to venture into potato farming. This is an effort by the Ministry to increase food and income security, Agriculture ...
10/20/2016

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Tesco launches Italian potato line

Italian seasonal new potatoes will be launched into Tesco this autumn on the back of new research showing that consumers want freshly harvested new potatoes all year round. Branston ...
10/20/2016

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