GB Potatoes, the proposed new grower controlled industry body, has moved closer to becoming a reality by appointing a working group of nine stakeholders.
As Ewan Pate reports for Farmers Guardian, GB Potatoes, which has been set up following the demise of AHDB Potatoes, will cover similar areas of research and markets with the intention of leverage funding including the driving of innovation. It is envisaged that GB Potatoes will be funded by a voluntary subscription expected to be £10 per hectare for growers and 10p per tonne for first purchasers.
“GB Potatoes will be a lean and efficient umbrella body that can help to co-ordinate our industry when a joined up response is needed,” said independent consultant Mark Taylor.
Source: Farmers Guardian. Full story here