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US Foods introduces clean label chips

Starting this fall, US Foods, one of the leading foodservice distributors in the America, will launch a new line of clean label products, targeting restaurateurs and out-of-home operators. ...
10/6/2016

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Research: Potatoes and biochar are not friends

Studies have shown that adding biochar to soil can improve soil fertility, increase nutrient utilisation in plants, improve soil water-holding capacity, increase crop yield and reduce ...
10/6/2016

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US: North Dakota potato farmers bracing for huge losses

So much rain has fallen on area farms, the price we pay for produce may be going up. Shoppers could all be paying more. A report from the Northern Plains Potato Growers says prices ...
10/4/2016

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US: McDonald?s asked teachers to serve fries for free ? now teachers fight back

Ah, McTeacher?s Night?the occasion for kids to watch their teachers peddle burgers, fries, and sugary drinks. In these tie-ups between schools and the fast-food giant, teachers encourage ...
10/4/2016

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A glance at this years potato harvest in Idaho

Potatoes have been the talk of the town recently with it being harvest season. Many growers we?ve reached out to say everything is looking great this year. Potato harvest is at its ...
10/4/2016

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'Green' potato packaging prevents greening

Greenvale's new packaging for its Lady Balfour organic potatoes has increased shelf life, decreased wastage and reduced complaints about greening by over 50%. Greenvale AP is the UK's ...
10/4/2016

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US: New value added potato line offers shelf stable sauces

Northeast potato shipper, Bushwick Commission is proud to announce the launch of its new value added line of petite potatoes, ?Get Saucy Potato Sides.? As the name implies, Get Saucy ...
10/3/2016

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McDonald?s Japan takes pumpkin spice where it?s never been before

Now that fall is in full spring, pumpkin spice is everywhere: Companies are packing lattes, cookies and ice cream with the quintessential taste of fall. But in Japan, pumpkin spice ...
10/3/2016

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Australia: Free market has growers spitting chips

It has been a tumultuous couple of years for the Western Australian potato industry, with many growers concerned about the industry?s future following deregulation and the closure ...
10/3/2016

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UK: Mix and mash: how to maximise potato sales

They have been, and remain, a stalwart of the British diet; the shy, retiring star of the dinner plate. Potatoes do not tend to grab the foodie headlines like pasta, polenta and ?chipped? ...
10/3/2016

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South Africa: 2016 Seed Potato Grower of the year announced

During the Seed Potato Grower?s forum in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, JP van den Berg from Northwest was named Seed Potato Grower for 2016 at the Bayer gala dinner. The other finalists ...
10/3/2016

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Show Review: Over 300 Exhibitors at PotatoEurope 2016

The 300 exhibitors present (25% more than in 2008) were able to meet with their customers, at PotatoEurope, in Villers-Saint Christophe, France, September 14-15. The dynamism of the ...
10/3/2016

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Australia, New Zealand: AUSVEG and PMA-ANZ to host Hort Connections

AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA-ANZ) announce the launch of ?Hort Connections? ? combining the National Horticulture Convention and PMA Fresh Connections, the premier ...
10/3/2016

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US: Black Gold Farms' red potato harvest under way in the Red River Valley

Black Gold Farms is digging in the fields of the Red River Valley and anxious to begin shipping red potatoes to its customers. Harvest will run for about four weeks with the majority ...
9/23/2016

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Bad potato harvest in North Korea this year due to flooding

It is a particularly unsuccessful year for North Korean agriculture. An inside source in North Korea has reported that torrenting rains have affected the potato harvest in Unheung ...
9/23/2016

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US: Red River Valley potato weather woes continue

Already faced with expected big losses this year due to rain and hail, potato growers in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota are now having trouble just getting the ...
9/23/2016

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