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Pakistan: Duty-free import of Indian potato

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsThe Indian lobby is hell-bent on destroying the potato growers economically by demanding duty-free export of Indian potato in Pakistan. The voice was raised by the Farmers Associates Pakistan (FAP), Okara Potato Growers Society (OPGS) and Pakistan Kissan Ittehad (PKI) during a press conference on Monday. The growers said that there was no shortage of[Read[Read More…]

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Bangladesh: Potato export rise raises hope

Bangladesh’s potato exports have reached an all-time high, thanks to greater market opportunities in Russia that has banned potato imports from Pakistan over pest risks. Around 54,000 tonnes of potato had been shipped abroad in the nine months till March of the current fiscal year, up from about 28,500 tonnes in the previous fiscal year, according to the Plant Protection[Read[Read More…]

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Australia: Spud men spit chips over free market

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsPotato growers have warned that consumers could be left with a $100 million compensation bill if the State Government acts on advice to deregulate the industry. The Potato Growers Association of Western Australia is digging in for another fight to stop deregulation following the release of a draft report on microeconomic reform.See on au.news.yahoo.com You[Read More…]

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Italy: 30% increase in potato volumes

See on Scoop.it – Potato News”After the previous years, when there was less produce and prices were lower, there finally was a 30% increase in the volume of potatoes,” says Gerlando Burgio. According to the producer, this increase is due to the favourable weather and to the good yield/profitability ratio recorded during the previous campaign. In addition, the good prices[Read[Read More…]

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Maltese potatoes heading for Sweden

Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Roderick Galdes today announced an “important achievement” for the Maltese potato sector. Mr Galdes said that a Swedish company has agreed to start purchasing between 25,000 to 50,000kgs of Maltese potatoes this year. In a statement, the Parliamentary Statement said that the Swedish company decided to start importing the “genuine Maltese product,” with the potential for[Read[Read More…]

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Australia: Ban on fresh NZ potatoes continues

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsAustralia looks set to continue its ban on New Zealand fresh potatoes as another pest risk study is proposed. Australian authorities have recommended another import risk analysis be conducted to work out the likelihood of a tomato-potato psyllid incursion. Potatoes New Zealand chief executive Champak Mehta says growers have been through all this before.See on[Read[Read More…]

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Russland importiert wieder Pflanzkartoffeln aus der EU

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsDie Niederlande dürfen wieder Pflanzkartoffeln nach Russland liefern. Der Föderale Aufsichtsdienst für Tier- und Pflanzengesundheit (Rosselkhoznadzor) in Moskau hat vergangene Woche die Einfuhr von rund 17 600 t Pflanzgut zugelassen, nachdem die Ware Ende Februar und Anfang März von russischen Fachleuten kontrolliert worden war.See on www.topagrar.at You are unauthorized to view this page.

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Australia: In black and white – Zebra Chip report vindicates growers

The Senate committee investigating the proposal to import potatoes from New Zealand for processing handed down its report yesterday sharing industry’s disappointment and lack of confidence in the work conducted by the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Biosecurity Department. AUSVEG has welcomed the committee’s comments that they share a number of concerns and lack confidence in the DA’s ability to keep the Zebra[Read[Read More…]

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Ukraine wants to export potatoes to EU

At this moment Ukrainian potato farmers want to meet the requirements for the export of their products to the EU. Reports Fruchthandel.de. Nikolai Gordijtschuk, the vice president of the national potato growers association, determined in mid-February at a Dutch-Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum that export to the EU was not possible until now because potatoes grown in the Ukraine failed to meet[Read[Read More…]

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Australia: No fresh potato imports at this stage

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsThe Senate Committee hearing into the import of fresh potatoes from New Zealand, says the Department of Agriculture has underestimated the biosecurity risks associated with the plan, and wants a thorough investigation. The Committee has recommended a formal Import Risk Analysis (IRA) to be conducted before commencing the importation of fresh potatoes from New Zealand.[Read[Read More…]

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Spud sales to Mexico could more than triple under new rule

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsThe opening of all of Mexico to U.S. potatoes could more than triple fresh sales to the country. Before the Mexican government published a rule in mid-March that should open the door for U.S. potato imports by June, U.S. exports were limited to a 16-mile zone south of the U.S./Mexico border. The value of annual[Read[Read More…]

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Russian market is open again for Dutch seed potatoes

See on Scoop.it – Potato News The Russian market is now again open to Dutch seed potatoes . This was confirmed Secretary John Gottschall of the Dutch Potato Organisation ( NAO ) this morning. Export is possible for seed potatoes which are in the list put together  compiled by NAO in consultation with the NVWA and the Ministry of Economic[Read[Read More…]

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Importation of Potatoes From Mexico

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsFrom Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc: We are amending the regulations concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables to allow the importation of fresh potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) from Mexico into the United States. As a condition of entry, the potatoes must be produced in accordance with a systems approach employing a combination of[Read[Read More…]

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Herstel aardappelmarkt lijkt voorlopig weer van de baan

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsHet herstel van de aardappelmarkt waarvan begin deze maand sprake was, lijkt voorlopig weer van de baan. Het juist weer terugzakken van de markt zorgt duidelijk voor enige teleurstelling getuige ook het feit dat er in Emmeloord geen notering voor fritesaardappelen op het bord gezet kon worden hoewel er voldoende transacties bekend waren.See on www.aardappelinfo.nl[Read More…]

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US: Mexico publishes rule allowing cross-border potato trade

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsThe Mexican government published a final regulation March 20 regarding cross-border trade of fresh potatoes, allowing shipments of potatoes between the United States and Mexico in both directions, with the details on phytosanitary and other protocols still to be worked out.See on producenews.com You are unauthorized to view this page.

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US: Mexico publishes rule allowing cross-border potato trade

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsThe Mexican government published a final regulation March 20 regarding cross-border trade of fresh potatoes, allowing shipments of potatoes between the United States and Mexico in both directions, with the details on phytosanitary and other protocols still to be worked out.See on producenews.com You are unauthorized to view this page.

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US: Potato outlook isn’t good

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — There are two likely scenarios facing U.S. potato growers in the 2014-15 season, and neither of them is sunny, according to Jerry Wright, president and chief executive officer of the United Potato Growers of America, Salt Lake Cit. And of those two scenarios, Wright said there’s an 80% chance the one[Read[Read More…]

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Voorzichtig herstel van de aardappelmarkt

See on Scoop.it – Potato News Na een periode van stabilisatie was er de afgelopen week een voorzichtig herstel van de aardappelmarkt waarneembaar. Zo stegen de noteringen van de regionale beurzen voor fritesgeschikte aardappelen licht. Opvallend daarom was dat de (handels)notering van Rotterdam maandag 10 maart voor 40 mm opw. fritesaardappelen nagenoeg geen stijging liet zien en dat de stemming[Read[Read More…]

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Idaho growers sign Simplot contract

See on Scoop.it – Potato NewsCapital Press. J.R. Simplot Co. growers represented by Southern Idaho Potato Cooperative have reached a contract that reduces their payments by about 2 percent..See on www.capitalpress.com You are unauthorized to view this page.

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US: Potato farmers, processors reach agreement

See on Scoop.it – Potato News Capital Press Columbia Basin potato growers have reached an agreement with several processing companies, even though they’re receiving a lower price than they expected.See on www.capitalpress.com You are unauthorized to view this page.

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