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 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 farming operation in South Africa, I grew 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.

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