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US: New Chipperbec™ non-GMO California chipping potatoes now available

Allied Potato Inc., a premier grower and distributor of chipping potatoes in conjunction with Frost Potato Co-Op are proud to announce their new Chipperbec™ branded chipping potatoes for foodservice operators and processors across the country. “The 2015 fresh potato harvest has just started in California and the quality of our new Chipperbec™ branded potatoes is looking excellent.” said Matt Hornbuckle,[Read[Read More…]

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South Australian potatoes for Malaysian and Thailand markets

The recently released outcomes from an in-market Supply Chain Analysis of Malaysia and Thailand demonstrate the potential for the development of a collaborative export marketing model for the South Australian potato industry. The state is the nation’s largest producer, with farm gate production worth more than $206 million. You are unauthorized to view this page.

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West Australian spud king Tony Galati has won a 20-year battle

West Australian spud king Tony Galati has won a 20-year battle against the state’s powerful potato regulator, which will be abolished more quickly than anticipated as the state fights for increased funding from the Federal government. West Australian premier Colin Barnett has told the potato industry, that the Potato Marketing Corporation will be wound up within two years, marking a departure[Read[Read More…]

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India: Punjab’s solution to beat glut – Eat more potatoes

Over the next few weeks, people in Punjab and even neighbouring areas could well be on a potato diet. Forced by a glut of the potato crop, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has directed officers to increase the use of potatoes in the cooked meals supplied under various government programmes. Even as a majority of the farmers in Punjab are[Read[Read More…]

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Scotland: Humble potato offers no easy fixes for farmers

Scottish seed potato exports are booming, with the latest figures indicating that 2014/15 has been a record breaking season. Scotland only grows 25 per cent of the total GB potato crop, but produces 75 per cent of GB seed and exports a total of 300,000 tonnes annually to more than 25 countries outside of the UK. While Scotland’s seed producers[Read[Read More…]

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Versatility key for Idaho fingerlings

With a tender interior and small to medium in size, Idaho fingerlings are popular as a side dish due to their versatility — they can be cooked or roasted whole, stuffed, shaved and chipped, and even braised in oil for a earthy confit. Idaho produces three main fingerling varieties. More You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Transparency is key to future success of GM potatoes

Acccording to Peter VanderZaag, potato farmer and scientist from Ontario in Canada, growers in the US and Canada would be likely to grow Innate, Simplot’s new GM potato, but until consumer perceptions change, valuable new technologies that reduce waste and increase health benefits will remain underutilized, even though they are much needed in the developing world. He believes there is a significant gap between[Read[Read More…]

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US: Potandon Produce celebrates 20 years

March 1 marked 20 years of business for Potandon LLC, one of the larger marketers of fresh potatoes and onions in North America. Today Potandon Produce is the sole provider of potato and onion products for Green Giant Fresh. It also grows products for “Klondike Brands,” “Sunfresh,” “Potandon Produce” and “The Valley” labels. Potandon, sometimes a tongue twister, clearly states[Read[Read More…]

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Potato shipper Mack Farms joins Fresh Solutions Network

Mack Farms Inc. is the latest potato grower-shipper to join the Fresh Solutions Network. The addition of the Lake Wales, Fla.-based company brings a major Southeast potato grower with significant early-season volume into the San Francisco-based Fresh Solutions Network, according to a news release. Mack grows primarily red potatoes, but also has yellows, whites, russets and fingerlings, as well as[Read[Read More…]

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US: Black Gold Farms expands potato production and packing capabilities with latest acquisition

Black Gold Farms, an industry leader in potato production, sales and marketing, recently acquired the legacy potato production operation, George Wood Farms located near Camden, North Carolina. This acquisition includes all associated production and packing operations. Black Gold Farms will be responsible for production, sales and distribution of all products grown on the farm. The potato production will consist of[Read[Read More…]

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New Zealand: Potatoes aren’t the enemy

The poor potato has had a bit of a hard time lately. A lot of people have swapped it for kumara or cut all forms of potato out of their diets completely. I’m quite often asked, “Are potatoes healthy?” While a kumara does have more nutritional value, the potato is nothing to scoff at. It’s time to take a look[Read[Read More…]

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US: Women, Children and Infants program – and spuds

Potatoes have been discriminated against by the Institute of Medicine for a long time as being not heart healthy. That just changed, to the delight of the potato state’s president and CEO of the Idaho potato commission Frank Muir. More Source: potatotalktoday.com See on Scoop.it – Global Potato News You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Canada: High hopes for low glycemic spud

A new potato variety developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada could open up new menu possibilities for people with diabetes and others who follow low GI diets. A team of researchers at the Potato Research Centre in Fredericton, N.B., and the Lethbridge Research Centre in Alberta has developed a low glycemic potato. Glycemic index or GI is a relatively new[Read[Read More…]

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Belgium’s first potato brand on the way: Princesse Amandine

Soon, the first potato brand will be on Belgian shelves. In France, the Princesse Amandine brand has been known for five years, and has clearly become a success. Since the start in 2009, the Princesse Amandine brand has seen an average increase of 15%. Sales of potatoes under this brand increased from 25,000 to 34,500 tonnes between 2009 and 2014Source:[Read[Read More…]

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US: Finding value in potatoes – Naturally Potatoes’ growth gives hope

Since 2010, sales at Naturally Potatoes in Maine have grown by 15% annually. To accommodate the growth, the company recently doubled its storage-and-production capacity at a cost of $7.5 million, including a $1 million upgrade to the packaging line. Sales last year totaled $35 million, 25% higher than 2013 and more than double sales in 2010. It has 135 workers,[Read[Read More…]

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US: Potandon ramps up Valentine’s Day promotions of Klondike Royale

In support of retail advertising for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, Potandon Produce has enhanced its newest advertising icon, the Klondike Fairies. The Klondike Fairies adorn the bags and point-of-sale materials on one of Potandon’s newest potato varieties, Klondike Royale. Blooming Roses and splashes of red were added to give the fairies a holiday twist.Source: www.producenews.comSee on Scoop.it – Global[Read[Read More…]

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National Potato Council applauds new Institute of Medicine recommendation on white potatoes

the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report that is the first in a series to evaluate the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The report recommended that USDA allow fresh white potatoes to be an eligible vegetable for purchase using the WIC Cash Value Voucher. This change[Read[Read More…]

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US: NDSU researchers develop new potato cultivar

Asunta (Susie) Thompson, NDSU potato breeder and associate professor, reports the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station approved the release of a new potato cultivar named Dakota Ruby on April 11, 2014. Dakota Ruby yields well and produces uniform, round and smooth tubers with bright skin color, white flesh and shallow eyes. The main use for Dakota Ruby is for the[Read[Read More…]

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Canada: Reward deadline extended in tampered potato investigation

A $100,000 reward offered by the Prince Edward Island Potato Board for information leading to the arrests of the person or persons involving the deliberate insertion of sewing needles into potatoes has been extended to April 30. There have been no arrests to date in this investigation so the deadline for the reward for information leading to the arrest and[Read[Read More…]

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UK: Need for change drilled home at SAC Consulting potato day

If there was a common theme at SAC Consulting potato day at Scone, it was about the need to change. Potato growing simply cannot carry on as before in the face of the real challenge of falling fresh consumption. Dr Stuart Wale, formerly of SAC and now an independent consultant, characterised the 2014 season as a mix of the good,[Read[Read More…]

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US: Breeders work to mainstream genetic diversity of potato

Around the country, determined plant breeders, farmers, and chefs are joining forces to reinvent the potato and the transform the way Americans perceive the versatile tuber. “We’re definitely seeing a trend towards more diversity,” says Shelley Jansky, a longtime potato breeder at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “I would like all potato varieties marketed by name, people eating more fresh potatoes,[Read[Read More…]

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India: Experts pin hopes on potato cultivation for nutritional security

On the opening day of the India International Potato Expo here on Thursday, Dr BP Singh, director, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, said potato played an important role in the nutritional security of the country. “The challenge of food security is over, with abundant wheat and rice being grown in the country, but it is not providing nutritional security. We[Read[Read More…]

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New Zealand: Potato shortage has upside in Southland

A nationwide potato shortage is leaving some chip-lovers pining for their favourite flavours, with some Southland supermarkets posting notices in chip aisles apologising for supply shortages. However, one Southland company is making up for a shortage of fresh potatoes in the central North Island – and tip-toeing into exporting fresh potatoes to Asia. More You are unauthorized to view this[Read More…]

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UK: International potato sales of Albert Bartlett taking off

According to accounts recently filed at Companies House the privately owned Bartlett International Holdings, based in Airdrie, saw pre-tax profits rise from £8.7 million to £11.45m in the 12 months to May 31, 2014. That came even though turnover dipped from £175.3m to £174.5m. The accounts show international sales rose from £385,688 to almost £3.5m as a result of growth[Read[Read More…]

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US: Melissa’s focuses on Dutch Yellow potatoes

World Variety Produce, which markets under the Melissa’s brand, introduced its latest cookbook to food bloggers and media Nov. 18. This time the specialty produce company focuses on its top-selling signature item — Dutch Yellow potatoes. The book, “DYPs: The Perfect Everyday Potato Cookbook,” features 154 recipes grouped according to the four seasons, said Robert Schueller, director of publicity. The[Read[Read More…]

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UK: Seasonal new potatoes, fresh from Italy, hit supermarket shelves

Branston, one of the UK’s largest potato suppliers, will this week unveil their fresh new season crop of fluffy skinned potatoes exclusively supplied from a small grower in Italy across Tesco stores nationwide. The seasonal new potatoes are imported into the country from the Puglia region where they are grown on a narrow 10-mile coastal strip, often no more than[Read[Read More…]

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