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Not much movement on Belgian potato market, says owner of potato pool

Last year, potato wholesaler RTL Patat from Menen, Belgium, started the first Belgian potato pool. In the Netherlands, this has existed for a while. Owner Rik Tanghe talks about how things are now. “Multiple growers have signed up with us now. Our goal is to have higher average daily prices. That’s very tricky this year, due to the low daily prices and difficult market circumstances. I still have high hopes for a price change at the end of the season, in particular due to the good quality of the potatoes.” Rik: “There’s little to no day trading. Hardly anything is happening, and most growers have adopted a wait-and-see attitude.” (Source: FreshPlaza)

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