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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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World?s most expensive potato chips cost $11 a piece, come in boxes of five

n an attempt to create a special snack to go with their high quality beer, Sweetish brewery St. Erik?s has created the world?s most expensive potato chips. Apparently, St. Erik?s didn?t ...
10/20/2016

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Europe: Potato season looking good, but still to early for assessment

?70% of the produce has yet to be harvested so we still don?t know if European estimates are accurate or not,? explains Europatat Vice-President, Domenico Citterio. As regards Germany, ...
10/20/2016

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