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Canada cuts import tariffs on food ingredients to boost manufacturing
As the incoming Trump administration talks about piling on new tariffs to discourage imports and protect American jobs, the Canadian government quietly moved in the opposite direction over the holidays: eliminating tariffs.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Trump picks ex-Georgia-governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.
Donald Trump has chosen ex-Georgia-governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
NIFA Announces $1.85 million for Potato Breeding Research
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $1.85 million in funding for regional potato breeding research to support the development of superior-performing varieties that can be brought to market as soon as possible.
Argentina: Lanzan un plan para aumentar la producción y el consumo de hortalizas
El ministro de Agroindustria bonaerense, Leonardo Sarquís, presentó esta tarde "Estrategia Hortaliza 2020". Son una serie de pautas para que el sector crezca.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The FAO Food Price Index fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2016
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged almost 172 points in December 2016, unchanged from November. For 2016 as a whole, the index averaged 161.6 points, down 1.5 percent from 2015, representing the fifth consecutive annual decline.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Potato Expo 2017 Sees Success as Growers Network and Learn
Potato Expo 2017, held January 4-6 in the city of San Francisco, featured one of the highest number of attendees and exhibitors, the second annual Spud Nation Throwdown Chef Cook-Off, and optimism over the future of the potato industry.
Vista Valley Ag Presented with National Potato Council’s 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award
Boyd Foster of Vista Valley Ag in Ririe, Idaho, received the prestigious 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award during the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2017 Annual Meeting
Record Number Of Uae Operators Set To Showcase Trending International Food Concepts At Gulfood 2017
Latest industry research reveals growing demand for new and innovative F&B products