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Canarische Eilanden blokken Britse aardappel

Na ruim dertig jaar dreigen aardappeltelers in Essex hun afzet aan de Canarische Eilanden te verliezen. Inspecteurs in Tenerife sturen sinds augustus stelselmatig containers terug vanwege een teveel aan grond. Voor de telers is een eventuele beperking of verlies van de markt dramatisch, omdat zij 90 procent van hun volume daar afzetten. Dat meldt de EssexChronicle. Source: www.boerenbusiness.nl See on[Read More…]

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China-Boom für Landtechniker Grimme?

China setzt bei der Ernährung seiner Bevölkerung voll auf die Kartoffel. Die Knolle soll neben Reis, Weizen und Mais zum Grundnahrungsmittel der 1,3 Milliarden Menschen werden. Für den auf Kartoffelerntemaschinen spezialisierten Hersteller Grimme aus Damme im Osnabrücker Land könnte das Land nun zum Boom-Markt warden. Source: www.noz.de See on Scoop.it – Global Potato News

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Kleine oprisping van de markt ijkt nog geen vervolg te krijgen

De voorzichtige en niet meer dan kleine oprisping van de markt vorige week lijkt nog geen vervolg te krijgen. De premie voor levering later in het seizoen blijft uiterst beperkt (bijv. € 4,00 per 100 kg voor Innovator levering begin april) wat aangeeft dat er weinig verwachting is op hogere marktprijzen tegen die tijd. Source: www.aardappelinfo.nl See on Scoop.it –[Read More…]

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Belchim acquiert les droits de distribution du nouveau produit d’Isk

Belchim Crop Protection NV obtient les droits de distribution pour l’Union européenne, la Norvège et la Suisse du nouveau produit fongicide d’Isk sur la pomme de terre. A base de fluazinam et de cymoxanil, ce produit a déjà reçu l’homologation en Belgique, Grande Bretagne, Pologne, Danemark, République Tchèque et aux Pays Bas sous le nom de Kunshi. Dans les autres[Read More…]

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McCain ferme son site de Grobbendonk et transfère sa production à Leuze

Le conseil d’administration et la direction de McCain Foods Belgium ont annoncé, vendredi, leur intention de fermer leur usine de Grobbendonk. «Cette décision impacte potentiellement 92 ouvriers et 31 employés», précise l’entreprise dans un communiqué. Les activités de production de McCain seraient transférées sur le site de Lutosa à Leuze-en-Hainaut où la production de ses spécialités à base de pommes[Read More…]

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Western Australia: Potato board’s advertisement proves a hot potato political issue

The issue of potato regulation remains on the boil, with opposition treasury spokesman Ben Wyatt accusing the Potato Marketing Corporation of trying to justify its role in a two-page newspaper advertisement. The advertising campaign follows rebel potato grower Tony Galati’s move to give away 200 tonnes of free potatoes after over-planting. Source: www.watoday.com.au See on Scoop.it – Global Potato News

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Canada: Prince Edward Island potato growers have average harvest in 2014

P.E.I. potato growers harvested an average yield in 2014, says P.E.I. Potato Board general manager Greg Donald. The 290.1 hundredweight (cwt) per acre gives growers about nine cwt per acre more than they had in 2013 when dry growing conditions hampered tuber growth in some regions. Source: www.theguardian.pe.ca See on Scoop.it – Global Potato News

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Zwitserse aardappelteler boos op invoer Nederland

Zwitserse aardappeltelers zijn ziedend. De aardappelen die de grootste supermarktketen van Zwitserland, Migros, inkoopt voor de raclette komen niet uit Zwitserland, maar uit Nederland. Dat meldt de website 20min. Raclette is naast kaasfondue een van de nationale gerechten van Zwitserland en wordt onder meer gegeten met aardappels (in de schil). Tot verontwaardiging van de Zwitserse aardappeltelers haalt Migros de aardappelen[Read More…]

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Les pommes de terre, une source d’énergie à des prix attractifs

Riche en énergie, la pomme de terre bon marché peut remplacer l’apport de céréales dans les rations des bovins laitiers ou viande. S’il est parfois difficile de bien la conserver en tas, l’ensilage peut s’avérer une bonne solution. Source: www.web-agri.fr See on Scoop.it – Global Potato News

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Gaat de markt op korte termijn wat verbetering laten zien

Hoewel er nog weinig echte aanleiding voor is lijkt de markt, ingegeven door de kleine stijging op de termijnmarkt en de fritesnotering op de beurs van Emmeloord, iets vriendelijker aan te voelen. Aan de noteringen op de beurs van Rotterdam op maandag 12 januari was dat echter nog niet terug te zien dus is het de vraag of de markt[Read More…]

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Australia: Growers spit chips over changes

The board of the Potato Marketing Corporation is facing a major overhaul as State Government moves to speed up the pace of change in the regulated industry. The Government has said it will not scrap the Marketing of Potatoes Act of 1946 before the next election, but Mr Baston warned the industry to “ensure it is in the best possible[Read More…]

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Belgium: Are fried potatoes a cultural treasure?

Belgium is divided into three communities. Each one has its own language and traditions. But the people of Belgium are united in their love for Belgian potato fries. The fries are prepared and sold the same way in all areas of the country. Recently, a Belgian group launched a campaign aimed at getting the United Nations to recognize the popular[Read More…]

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US: Pacific Northwest potato growers

KayDee Gilkey: While at the Potato Expo in Orlando last week, I visited with Syngenta Ag Agronomist Don Drader about what the region’s potato growers should be considering this time of year.  Drader: “Potato growers should have been thinking about their seed starting about the middle of last year. They should have taken the opportunity when available to go and[Read More…]

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GEA strikes potato starch drying deal ahead of EU CAP changes

GEA Barr-Rosin has partnered with Polish market company, GEA Process Engineering to supply PEPEES Group in Poland with a potato starch drying system including cabling, drying, sifting, cooling, conveying, silo loading and an advanced plant control system. Source: www.foodproductiondaily.com See on Scoop.it – Global Potato News

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Canada: WGFA sympathizes with potato industry in wake of tampering incident

As members of the Western Gulf Fishermen’s Association left their annual meeting Monday morning in Alberton in Prince Edward Island, they were presented with a supply of potatoes. The potatoes were purchased by the association as a gesture of support for an industry impacted by sewing needles deliberately inserted into several potatoes. Source: www.journalpioneer.com See on Scoop.it – Global Potato[Read More…]

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China: Ministerie wil het aardappelverbruik optrekken

China wil de oppervlakte waarop aardappelen verbouwd worden verdubbelen zodat de patat uitgroeit als het vierde basisvoedsel na rijst, tarwe en mais. Dit gebeurt niet enkel om de druk op dit voedsel te verlichten, maar ook omdat de aardappel minder water nodig Source: www.chinasquare.be See on Scoop.it – Global Potato News

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US: Award honors chip producer for selfless efforts

Richard “Dick” Pavelski, owner of Heartland Farms Inc., Bancock, Wis., was named the 2014 Potato Man for All Seasons by The Packer in conjunction with the National Potato Council. The award, presented by Packer national editor Tom Karst, recognizes someone who has devoted a lifetime to bettering the potato industry. Pavelski said he was deeply honored to receive the award.[Read More…]

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Le blues des producteurs de pommes de terre du Nord Pas-de-Calais

Les producteurs de patate du Nord Pas-de-Calais n’ont pas la frite. Pour cause de surproduction, les cours s’effondrent, et les agriculteurs restent avec leurs stocks sur les bras. Une poignée d’entre eux a organisé une opération coup de poing dans un hypermarché pour alerter sur leur situation. Source: france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr See on Scoop.it – Global Potato News

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Canada: Potato tampering investigation slow moving, say RCMP

Lab results expected to be back by now in the RCMP’s investigation of potato tampering on Prince Edward Island will likely be delayed with the recent discovery of more tampered potatoes, says RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Leanne Butler. On Dec. 29, Cavendish Farms Ltd. confirmed that potatoes containing needles, which originated from an Island farm it didn’t name, were found at[Read More…]

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UK: Time running out for farmers to have say on potato levy rise

Potato growers have one week left to give their views on Potato Council’s draft business strategy, including a levy increase for 2015-16. The Potato Council proposed a sub-inflation increase in the levy of 1.96% for 2015-16, which represents £0.84/ha for growers and £0.0036/t for purchasers. Potato Council chairman Fiona Fell says as a result of changing consumer purchasing patterns coupled[Read More…]

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Out of French Fries in Venezuela, McDonald’s Turns to Yuca

McDonald’s restaurants in Venezuela have begun offering a side of fried yuca after the U.S. fast-food chain ran out of French fries in that South American country. “There is currently a temporary issue with distribution, which we are trying to resolve,” said Sonia Ruseler, senior director for corporate communications at Arcos Dorados, which runs McDonald’s franchises in Latin America. Source:[Read More…]

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China will Kartoffelanbau fördern

China will den Anbau von Kartoffeln fördern, um diese als vierte Hauptnahrung neben Reis, Weizen und Mais zu etablieren. Dies sagte der stellvertretende Landwirtschaftsminister Yu Xinrong am Dienstag auf einem Seminar. Angesichts der rapiden Urbanisierung in China sei es der richtige Zeitpunkt, die Kartoffel stärker zu fördern, um eine größere Nahrungsmittelvielfalt in China zu erreichen, so der Direktor des Beratungskomitees[Read More…]

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Video: United Potato Growers of America sponsor the 2015 Potato Business Summit

https://www.youtube.com/v/5xkzMSOc4Rg?fs=1&hl=fr_FR The United Potato Growers of America sponsor the Potato Business Summit on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. Summit speakers include: Sterling Liddell, of Rabobank; Romain Cools, of Belgapom; Grag Schlaver, of Lamb Weston; Don Ladhoff, of US Potato Board; and Jerry Wright of the United Potato Growers of America. Source: www.youtube.com See on Scoop.it – Global Potato[Read More…]

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Weinig perspectief op enige verbetering van de marktsituatie

Met de jaarwisseling net achter de rug is er nog weinig perspectief op enige verbetering van de marktsituatie. Het blijkt erg lastig om de negatieve spiraal waarin de markt zich bevindt te doorbreken. Hoewel de fabrieken qua verwerkingscapaciteit er ook rond de feestdagen de “gang’ in bleven houden en het aanbod van kwaliteitsaardappelen wat leek te verminderen, veerde de marktprijs[Read More…]

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Schweiz: Kartoffelsorte Vitabella erhitzt Gemüter

Die Kartoffelsorte Vitabella weist eine sehr gute Krautfäuletoleranz auf. Die Biobranche wurde deshalb auf sie aufmerksam. Vitabella ist aber eine von Terralog geschützte Sorte und darf nicht von allen angebaut werden. Celtiane, Amandine und Gwenne haben Gesellschaft bekommen im Schweizer Klub der Exklusivkartoffelsorten: die Sorte Vitabella. Während die drei erstgenannten durch die Appnal (Association des producteurs de pommes de terre[Read More…]

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Two farm families named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2014

Continuing to expand their seed retail business in Manitoba, and building on the partnership they have with other potato growers in Prince Edward Island, are the priorities of the two farm families who were named Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) for 2014. Myron and Jill Krahn, who operate Krahn Agri Farms Ltd. at Carmen, Manitoba and Andrew and Heidi Lawless,[Read More…]

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