Dear folks, I wish to welcome you to Potato News Today! Thank you for taking time to visit here – I do hope you find it to be worth your while? I can assure you that I do my honest and utmost best to publish sensible, breaking potato related news stories on this site as soon as it comes to my attention. Potato News Today is edited, published and maintained by me, Lukie Pieterse.

For what it might be worth: I sacrificed my own potato farming operation in South Africa a little more than 24 years ago when my family and I emigrated to Canada – in essence so that my two beautiful young children (babies at the time) could grow up and live their lives in one of the most civilized countries in the world. I never regretted that decision at all, although I still miss my potato operation dearly to this day…

Although I earned a doctorate degree in Sociology, the passion of my working life has always been potatoes. During the years when I was privileged to own and operate my own farming operation in South Africa, I grew all my potatoes under drip irrigation and contracted with some of the major french fry and chip processors in the industry, including McCain Foods, Frito-Lay, Heinz and a couple of others. 

I launched and maintained many potato related websites since the advent of the Internet – after I emigrated to Canada in 1996. Potato News Today is one of these. The site is visited by thousands of potato industry folks from around the world and is listed first in all the major Internet search engines on the key words “potato news”.

Folks, any and all of you are most welcome to get in touch with me – feel free to send along potato related news stories about your projects, products, services and any potato related news from your region or your country, wherever you might be in the world. I will be happy to publish it on Potato News Today and spread to word as best I can – also on the social media channels that I manage – in particular LinkedIn and Twitter.

If you might want to advertise your company or organization on Potato News Today, contact me and we can discuss details.

Spud greetings!

Editor and Publisher
Potato News Today
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Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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