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Method developed to predict root mass of shrubs may be helpful for potato crop as well
Scientists at Cornell University have developed an electric capacitance measurement that is able to predict the root mass of shrubs and trees. What's more, they hint it may helpful for tubers and root crops as well
Thursday, November 10, 2016
New 'Big Idaho Potato Truck' Commercial starts airing tomorrow.
The Idaho Potato Commission is on a roll! Tomorrow they start airing the latest installment in their series of commercials starring the Big Idaho® Potato Truck, now in its sixth(!) year.
Conagra Brands
Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Inc., has completed the previously announced separation of its Lamb Weston business. The company’s name change has also become effective.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
More than a million online produce shops help Chinese farmers make more profit
Farmer, Hao Jinde, sold his potatoes, over 500 kilograms of them, for 600 yuan (US$88). Instead of setting up a stall on the street, this year Hao sold them to a store belonging to an online shopping platform in his village in Jingle County, a potato growing region in north China’s Shanxi Province.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
As potato consumption increases, Cambodia opens first research center
With potato consumption continuing to rise in Cambodia, the Agriculture Ministry unveiled last month a USD 200,000 research center it hopes will research and develop potato varieties most suited to the country.
The manufacturer of Pasta Chips - Vintage Italia - receives capital injection to speed up expansion
Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners, LP (ACAP), along with Silas Capital and Emil Capital Partners, announced it is leading a $3 million financing round in Florida-based Vintage Italia, the manufacturer of Pasta Chips.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Starch Europe announces winners of 2015-2016 Safety Awards
Improving safety practices and achieving a safer working environment is a priority for all the EU starch producers. Starch Europe announces today the winners of this year’s safety awards.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Simplot sues McCain Foods USA for copying its Twisted Potato Product Sidewinders
French Fry manufacturer J.R. Simplot has filed a lawsuit against its competitor McCain Foods USA for copying its Twisted Potato Product Sidewinder - a product they protected with a design patent.