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US Potato Growers offer Trump suggestions to improve NAFTA
The National Potato Council (NPC) has sent a letter to President Trump with suggestions how the NAFTA agreement can be improved to benefit the potato trade.
First large-scale Solynta Hybrid seed potato trials highly successful
Potato breeder Solynta started a potato revolution nearly ten years ago: to develop and apply new breeding technologies to convert potatoes into a hybrid crop. A 'large' trial of the first experimental hybrids took place last season.
Potato Chip manufacturer Wise Foods faces Class Action Lawsuit for alleged excessive slack-fill
Bags of Wise potato chips contain vastly more empty space than they do actual product, according to a recently filed class action lawsuit in the United States.
Bosch presents the connected factory, Industry 4.0 at Interpack
At interpack 2017, Bosch Packaging Technology will show that the connected factory is becoming reality in the process and packaging industry.
Japan: Worst Potato Harvest in 34 years hits Calbee and other Japanese snack manufacturers
Japan’s potato chip lovers, beware: Your favourite snacks may become harder to find. The country’s worst potato harvest in at least 34 years has prompted major snack makers to halt production of several types of snacks.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Aviko launches RAS Skinny Fries
Aviko launches I love Skinny Fries, a quirky new fries that appeals to young people.
The FAO Food Price Index in March was down.
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged nearly 171 points in March 2017, down almost 5 points (2.8 percent) from February, but still 20 points (13.4 percent) above its level a year earlier.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
New Webcast helps Potato Growers avoid devastating Powdery Scab Outbreaks
Powdery scab is a potato disease that is difficult to manage and under certain environmental conditions powdery scab can be potentially devastating to susceptible potato varieties.