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UK: Argument is boiling up ahead of AHDB potato levy vote

Potato growers and traders in Britain will get the chance next month to vote for or against continuing to pay a statutory levy to AHDB for the tattie sector, reports Colin Ley for The Press and Journal.

The vote on the continuation of the collection of a potato sector levy by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) comes in the midst of a fiercely argued debate between those who think the levy is a waste of money and others who say it pays for the technology future on which the sector is based.

Leading anti-levy campaigner John Bratley, farming in Lincolnshire, believes just about everything AHDB Potatoes does is

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