Onion markets see regionalization

"For the first time in my career I’m seeing the markets regionalize in a way I’ve never seen before.” So says Shay Myers of Parma, Idaho-based Owyhee Produce of the current state of the onion market. “In the past at this time of the year, onions from the Northwest would be marketed at lower prices…

Market and Crop Update for May 19, 2022

"Imperial Valley experienced some heat recently so we are trying to get onions out the door as quickly as possible”

MARKET California/Texas: Jason Pearson with Eagle Eye Produce gave his report from his Nyssa, OR, sales office this week. “Demand is good this week but it hasn’t necessarily…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato Market Update 18th May

Dry situation in much of Northern Europe leads to concerns about early potato crop

Overall, markets remain largely unchanged, with sales and consumption settling back to pre-Covid levels. Digging of early Home Guard and Premier varieties have commenced in the south east this week, with small quantities available in retailers. Quality is reported to be very good so far. Recent rainfall…

Processed potato product sales predicted to increase

According to an analysis by Persistence Market Research, the global processed potato products market is predicted to increase at a volume compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of…

1,000+ delegates and 60 guest speakers to attend World Potato Congress in Ireland

Over 1,000 delegates and 60 guest speakers are set to attend the World Potato Congress (WPC) at the end of the month, which is being hosted in Ireland for the first time. The…

Vidalias move into storage as harvest finishes

Vidalia® onion season has wrapped up harvest and supplies are moving into storage. In 1982, Delbert Bland (above) and his late father, Raymond, began growing Vidalia sweet onions on just five acres at Bland Farms.  Troy Bland, CEO of Bland Farms in Glennville, Georgia says it anticipates having supplies of…

McDonald's Taiwan temporarily stops serving french fries

Yesterday, McDonald's Taiwan announced that its restaurants across Taiwan would stop serving french fries as they are running out of stock because of global shipping issues.…

Potato planting in Belarus over

Belarusian agricultural workers have finished potato planting, BelTA reports, after receiving the news from the Agriculture and Food Ministry. As of 17 May, spring crops were planted on the area of…

Conpapa: The importation of American potatoes poses a dangerous risk to the health of our soils and crops

Mexican potato producers speak out against US potato imports

The National Confederation of Potato Producers of the Mexican Republic (Conpapa) spoke against the importation of fresh potatoes from the United States because they posed a…

The potato and onion production that still hasn't been harvested in l'Horta and La Ribera decreases by 50%

The area devoted to potato and onion cultivation in the Valencian Community has decreased significantly since 2007 because both productions have low profitability. Vicente…

Bio-Gemüse regional AG

Steffen Mucha, Bio-Gemüse regional AG, on the sales of organic potatoes from Saxony

"Supply of alternative goods is gradually coming to an end"

As early potatoes are in the ground in most German growing regions, marketing of last year's crop is now in its final phase. "The supply of alternative goods is gradually coming to an end. At the beginning of June, we expect to bring the last lots from the region to market. This is in contrast to last…

Products include onions, jalapeño peppers, beans, tomatoes and more

Mexico to suspend import duties on food staples to counter inflation

Mexico will waive import duties for one year on a range of household staples, most of them food-related, in a bid to curb inflation, the government said on Monday. Earlier…

Solynta and incotec announce partnership to optimize performance of hybrid true potato seeds

Hybrid potato innovator Solynta and seed enhancement company Incotec announced at the International Seed Federation (ISF) congress today they have entered in a collaboration agreement. By combining forces, the group will bring world class seed technology and elite genetics to potato farmers worldwide.…

Potato industry Idaho hails potato research endowment

After being harvested, more than 80 percent of the Idaho state potato crop is stored. A lot can go wrong during storage and having a good understanding of what goes on during…

California meets strong demand with new crop potatoes

California is underway with spring crop new potatoes. “We started locally here the first week of May which was maybe a few days early and we’ll go right through to the middle…

CNIPT

The planting of early potatoes has already been completed in France and the harvest has started in some areas

According to the French Potato Interprofessional (CNIPT), the harvest of the early varieties in France is progressing smoothly despite the difficult conditions caused by the…

Kenyan government to start Sh23 billion agriculture value chain project in July

In July, the Kenyan government will launch the Sh23 billion National Agriculture value chain development project geared towards improving neglected value chains like potato,…

Potato market report week 19:

'Generally speaking, business proceeded fairly quietly'

The composition of the assortment had not changed significantly. Local offers determined the markets, French goods complemented it. In the early table potato segment, Egyptian Spunta appeared in very small quantities alongside the Italian, Moroccan and Cypriot batches. Italy expanded its supplies with…

Burger King Japan offers dried ramen instead of French fries in combo meals

In recent months, Japan has seen multiple occasions of potato shortages. Fast food giants like McDonald’s and Mos Burger were both forced to suspend French fry sales. French…

Orenburg region, Russian Federation

28 storage facilities for vegetables and potatoes to hold more than 30,000 tons of goods

At an event on the sowing campaign of vegetables in open ground, Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Food and Processing Industry of the Orenburg Region Sergey Balykin said:…

Pakistan: Potato exports up 9.8 per cent

Pakistan’s export of potatoes rose 9.8 per cent, mainly because of robust production of the vegetable. The data was shared by the Ministry of Commerce in a written reply to a…

New provincial supports available for PEI seed producers

The provincial government is announcing new funding for a project to support seed potato producers in adapting to ongoing trade suspensions by planting soil-building crops.…

National Potato Council applauds first shipments to Mexico in 25-plus years

US fresh potatoes begin export to Mexico

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Mexico’s national plant protection organization (SENASICA) announce that the…

Ground-breaking multi-industry export program set to commence

Hort Innovation has recently contracted AUSVEG to deliver the industry export development program for the vegetable, onion and melon industries. The Multi-Industry Export…

Indian onion growers want Nafed to buy onions for Rs 30/kg

Indian onion growers have urged the National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (Nafed) to procure onions at a rate of Rs 30 per kg. The Nafed has been…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato market update 11th May

Irish markets remain stable and largely unchanged

Markets remain stable and largely unchanged, with sales reported to be steady. New season early crops are developing nicely, with recent rainfall very welcome in the south east. Harvesting of Home Guard and Premier varieties should begin in the next couple of weeks. Growing conditions have improved with…

"Very tough sweet potato market, regardless of origin"

"This year's very tough for sweet potatoes, regardless of their country of origin," says a market specialist. "With all that's going on in the world, everyone's experiencing…

EastFruit

Potato prices moving up in Moldova

The average wholesale price for last year’s potatoes on the Moldovan market has increased from $0.32/kg to $0.37/kg over the past two weeks. The price in the same period last year was lower by 45-50%. Players in the country’s fruit and vegetable market claim that the dynamic growth in prices for last…

Irish potato growers urged to order seed for 2023 now

State agency Teagasc, that provides research, advisory and education in agriculture, horticulture, food and rural development in Ireland, has urged potato growers to contact…

Kolkata farmers told to release stored potatoes

Kolkata’s state agri-marketing department has issued an advisory to potato farmers for releasing substantial amounts of the tubers from cold storages to damped retail prices.  Because…

South Africa potato production receives added protection with Corteva’s new generation fungicide

Corteva Agriscience has launched Zorvec®  Encantia®, a new fungicide that specifically targets late blight, a detrimental pathogen currently compromising local potato growth. The…

Pest risk analyses for Bhutanese potatoes and apples underway

Bhutan and Thailand agree on bilateral trade

The government of Bhutan and Thailand agreed to sign a bilateral trade agreement. The two countries have a trade and economic cooperation agreement as of now. The decision was…

Kees Versteeg - Qualipac

Severe wet weather hampers vegetable production in South East Queensland

Earlier this year wet weather events in South East Queensland created quite some havoc with many farms being affected due to severe wet weather conditions. Severe wet weather…

Potato retail sales value increases in Q3

During the third quarter of Potatoes USA’s Marketing Year 2022 (January – March 2022), potato sales increased in dollars by 7.2% but decreased in volume by 5%, compared to the…

Canadian potato stocks up 17.9% above 3-yr. averages

Total Canadian Potato Storage Holdings on May 9, 2022 continue to show the regional differences in the country. Although Canadian stocks as a whole, are up 17.9% above 3-yr. averages, they are up 42% in the four Eastern Provinces and down 15% in Western Canada. For more information: Victoria…

Photo report of celebration with business relations

Dutch potato wholesaler turns 100

This weekend's weather was perfect for Dutch potato wholesaler, Landjuweel's 100th-anniversary celebration. Although a little off the beaten track, many people from the potato world were present on Friday to join in the festivities. On Saturday, a day of celebration for staff, family, and neighbors…

Potato production affected due to unseasonal rains and heat wave in UP, Bengal

Potato production in India in the current crop year is estimated to be 53.60 mt, down from 56.17 mt last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture's first estimate of…

How is the potato market in the EU faring?

The French Potato Inter-branch organization (CNIPT) shared an analysis of the European potato market for weeks 16 and 17. FranceThe dynamism of trade seems to be confirmed in…

South Korea: Youtube.com

Homegrown 'virus-free' sweet potatoes for higher yields & quality

Sweet potatoes are widely enjoyed by many, either as part of a meal or a healthy snack. While there is an array of ways to cook and eat sweet potatoes, they are highly prone…

HZPC keeps profit expectations intact

Despite the fact that the conflict in Ukraine is affecting HZPC's sales, HZPC is keeping its profit forecast intact after three quarters in the 2021-2022 financial year. HZPC…

Jan Franje, Franje Onions:

"Onion exports came to a sudden stop this week"

"The whole onion season's been unusual, and this week's no exception. Trade suddenly just stopped. That's true for us and the other traders I've spoken to. First, it was attributed to holidays, but it's still quiet," says Jan Franje of Franje Onions in the Netherlands. "Grower costs are skyrocketing while…

Florian Stark from Früchte Stark - Kartoffel & Zwiebel Handel:

"Onion re-deliveries delayed because everything is under water in Valencia"

Florian Stark, managing director of Früchte Stark - Kartoffel & Zwiebel Handel, which among other things operates a wholesale stand at the Frankfurt Frischezentrum, sells his goods to food retailers and wholesalers, but primarily to catering customers. Currently, Stark still offers butcher's onions as cold…

Central Luzon Department of Agriculture

Philippines: DA harmonizes data on onion production

The Central Luzon Department of Agriculture hosted the Harmonization of Onion Data between the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) and Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)…

Flame sterilizing potato seed tuber cutting machine could minimize spread of diseases

Potatoes are vegetatively propagated; cutting the seed tubers is a common practice followed by growers as a way to increase seed availability for planting. However, this…

New three-pound mesh bags for Mountain King baby golds and reds

MountainKing has introduced new, three-pound mesh bags of its popular baby-sized Red and Gold potatoes designed to generate a higher ring for retail grocers while providing…

Sri Lankan big onion growers urgently in need of fertilizer

Big onion cultivators in Dambulla, Sigiriya, Anuradhapura and several other areas of Sri Lanka have requested Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Janaka Wakkumbura to take…

Due to stagnant prices

Australian potato industry warns of mass exodus of growers

Industry experts claim that potato growers will walk away from the sector as cost pressures make the staple crop unviable in Australia. Unlike most vegetables, potatoes are…

BioLogiQ

Idaho company creates eco-friendly plastic products from potato waste

US-based nonprofit Plastic Oceans International claims that more than 10 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year. Meanwhile, it can take more than 400…

PEI could trim back 2022 potato acreage

With the border opened again for potato growers in Prince Edward Island to ship product to the U.S., growers there have a renewed sense of optimism. “Regardless of why it happened and the politics behind it, growers and marketers needed the border to reopen so they could plan for this year’s crop,” says…

Zimbabwe: Potato imports halted to support domestic growers

According to permanent secretary Dr John Basera from the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development, the government of Zimbabwe has halted the…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato Market Update 4th May

Many Irish growers are done or or nearing planting completion

Markets remain largely unchanged; stock is moving albeit at lesser quantities than experienced during the pandemic. Many growers are now complete or nearing planting completion following a good spell of dry weather with excellent ground conditions. The margins of growers with potatoes in storage have…

Irish National Meteorological Service issues potato blight warning

A Status Yellow warning for potato blight for Co. Clare was issued on Wednesday, May 4 by Met Éireann. The national forecaster said that weather conditions will be conducive…

PEI potato farmers facing financial troubles and anxiety at start of new cropping season

After potato wart was detected in two Prince Edward Island fields last fall, Canada quickly shut down most shipments of the province’s potatoes to the US, hoping to dissuade…

EU-funded ADAPT project works on stress-tolerant potatoes

The potato’s vulnerability to climate-induced environmental stresses such as extreme temperatures, flooding and droughts is raising major concerns about food security. To help…

PepsiCo used a Lays potato chip plant to help heat homes in Belgium

Belgian real-estate developer Ion was looking for sustainable heating alternatives for a new residential area in the city of Veurne when it received a proposal from a…

KFC Singapore stops selling French fries - offering wedges for now

Last Thursday, KFC Singapore said that it is not offering French fries for now but assured customers that the item will be back soon. Instead, the fast-food chain is offering…

New generations of potato varieties promising for more food security

The new generation of potato varieties is performing better and better under extreme climate conditions such as drought, according to the recent sustainability report of…

Ton de Leeuw, AGF Fresh:

"I remain sure that, for sweet potatoes, Morocco is the country of the future"

Ton de Leeuw has done some research into growing sweet potatoes. "My project stalled, partly because of the pandemic, and I lost the little bit I'd done in Morocco. That doesn't mean I've been completely idle. My network has grown and become more interesting. Several companies and organizations…

Canadian potato shipper charts a new future

Peak of the Market Ltd. is proud to announce its new direction for the future. With the recent changes in legislation, Peak of the Market has been reestablished as a for-profit company and will now be known as Peak of the Market Ltd. All Manitoba table potato and root crop growers are unified and looking…

Three new potato varieties for Peruvian growers

In the second half of the year, Peruvian growers will have access to three new potato varieties: ‘CIP-Poderosa Crocante’, ‘CIP-Poderosa Pollera’ (suitable for industrial…

Sources warn of 'grave risks' from illegal potato imports into UK

Industry sources demand urgent government action to prevent illegally-imported potatoes bringing pests and diseases into East Anglia. Warnings were raised in a national…

Albert Bartlett video showcases lifespan of the humble potato

With hopes of encouraging people to think twice before throwing their potatoes in the bin, and to mark Stop Food Waste Day on April 27, sector giant Albert Bartlett released a…

Turkey: Quarantine being implemented in 26 provinces due to potato wart disease

CHP Niğde Deputy Ömer Fethi Gürer announced that potato cancer, which came to Turkey via  foreign seeds, has invaded agricultural lands. A quarantine has been implemented in 26…

Filipino Department of Agriculture aids onion farmers after commodity prices drop

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allocated P85 million in grants to help onion farmers cooperatives and associations deal with the price drops of the commodity, that is…

Potato area in Spain decreased by 0.8% this season and totaled 47,639 hectares

According to the most recent statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food, which are still provisional, Spain will devote 47,639 hectares to produce potatoes…

Belgium’s processing potato prices remain high in 2022

The Mintec Benchmark Prices of processing potatoes in Belgium rose by 11% in the two weeks up to 20th April 2022, and up 264% year-on-year (y-o-y). This is largely attributed…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato market update 27th April

Demand for potatoes, destined for food service sector, is buoyant

With another bank holiday weekend coming up, demand for stock destined for the food service sector is buoyant. Plantings continue this week particularly in the north east, with great ground conditions. Spiralling input costs will lead to less planting of potatoes this year. The margin for growing…

Calbee’s new ‘wet chips’ launched in Japan

Japan’s leading potato chip maker, Calbee, is said to be changing the game by taking the crunch out of their potato chips, with a new product called ‘Nure Jaga’. This…

Zambia National Farmers Union sees no need to import onions or potatoes

Zambia’s onion and potatoes value chain stakeholders resolved that the country does not need to import the commodities, claiming the country has adequate stocks. Zambia…

Boosting the nutritional bounty of carrots and onions

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are looking to beef up your salad. Not with complementary slices of tender chicken, steak or other meat but rather new, improved…

Lázaro Jiménez, manager of MAS Patatas:

"The rains have delayed the potato harvest in Campo de Cartagena"

Not even two months ago, the lack of rainfall in the Spanish Region of Murcia had led the regional government and irrigators to discuss the need for the immediate…

Sweet potato demand is steady but slow and inconsistent

“I don’t feel like we’re as long as everyone thinks we are on sweet potatoes in North Carolina and the prices are suffering.” So says Johnnie K. Herring of Faison, North Carolina-based Farm Fresh Produce, Inc. of the current state of sweet potato supplies in the state. He adds that there is likely enough…

Albino Carli, director of the PPAS Consortium, commented on the PGI Sila Potato

"A satisfactory year-end on the commercial front."

"The PGI Sila Potato campaign is closing in a rather positive way, on the commercial front, after a year of many shadows and few lights. If we look at the whole season, quite difficult in itself, we end with a better result than expected," said Albino Carli (pictured below), director of the Consorzio…

Georg Kolmhofer, SESUR Semilla y Exportación SL, on the season start in Seville

"There will be a volume reduction of at least 30% in Spanish early potatoes"

Although the export season for Spanish early potatoes will only really get going in a few weeks time, the first plants of the loose-skinned variety in the Seville growing region have already been cleared. According to initial price indications, the prices at the end of the season are around 60 euros/dt.…

The Ministry of Agriculture's production report

Extra-early potato production has increased by 3% in Spain

According to the latest area and production report of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAP), with data up to February 28, Spain produced 77,500 tons of…

The campaign has started later due to the rains, but this year's sizes will be larger

New potato from Malaga reaches Spanish shelves

Ibérica de Patatas, one of Spain's leading ware potato traders, is again bringing Malaga's new potato, the first Spanish potato of the season, back to the shelves of…

Zambia National Farmers Union

‘Shoprite is ignoring locally produced onions’

The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has stated it is saddened that Shoprite Zambia is currently facing onion shortages in its stores when the country has an oversupply of…

McDonald's Philippines serving just regular fries due to potato supply shortage

McDonald's Philippines has paused sales of larger portions of their fries due to the global freight crisis. The fast-food restaurant initially released advisories on their…

Nyusi launches agricultural marketing campaign in Mozambique

Last week, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi launched the 2022/2023 agricultural marketing campaign in the district of Marracuene. The marketing target for this year is…

Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute

TARI officially released two new sweet potato varieties

The Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) Kibaha has officially released two new sweet potato varieties which are suitable for mid altitude and warm semi-arid agro…

Canada

Government funding to ‘accelerate’ P.E.I. potato wart investigation

A $12-million infusion of federal dollars will help the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to boost staffing in P.E.I. and speed up its investigation into the spread of potato…

Russian invasion extremely hard on potato industry of Ukraine

At this point in time, Ukraine and its citizens are suffering directly and indirectly in multiple ways because of the Russian invasion. This is also true for the Ukrainian…

Early potatoes will arrive in Moldovan markets in beginning of May

The first potatoes harvested from Moldovan fields under plastic film will go on sale around May 5-10, that is, in a time close to the average. The cool weather that settled in…

Onion exports from Uzbekistan up sharply in past three weeks

Over the past three weeks of April 2022, Uzbekistan exported 9,300 tons of onions, which is 6.6 times more than in the three months of January to March. Kazakhstan became the…

Teun Paarlberg and Léon Kranenburg:

"Potato exports very quiet across the board"

Potato export is extremely quiet at the moment. "There is the occasional freight to the Eastern Bloc, but that is not the trade in which we are involved. Furthermore, there are limited containers going to African destinations such as Ivory Coast and regularly to the Caribbean, but overall it is very…

Condichef launches its tears-free onion: France Sunions

“With Sunions®, no more tears when cutting your onions!”: that is the promise of the new onion that arrived in some French stores earlier this year. “Innovating and expanding the condiment category have always been priorities at Condichef. When I came across this new variety of Sunions® onions abroad, I immediately…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato Market Update 20th April

Irish potato markets remain largely unchanged at present

Irish markets remain largely unchanged at present; the Easter bank holiday created some additional demand in the food service sector. Recent dry weather has allowed good progress on maincrop preparations and plantings at this point. More growers are reported to be finished in the south east. Again,…

Egyptian garlic season in full swing, onion season about to get going

“Demand for dry garlic is picking up”

Demand is up this season for the Egyptian garlic. Due to high shipping costs from China to the Middle-East, the Egyptians claim they can offer a better price, giving them a good position in the market. Meanwhile the Egyptian onion season is also starting. Ralph Nakal, of Egyptian produce exporter Tomna, states…

Iran lifts ban on export of tomato, eggplant, potato and onion

The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration will not implement the decision to ban the export of four Iranian agricultural products, including tomato, eggplant, potato…

Indian government starts buying onions to create buffer stock

The federal government has started procuring onions from Nashik through its agency the National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (Nafed), to create…

USDA

In Washington, April 1 potato stocks totaled 25.5 million cwt

Potato stocks in Idaho on April 1, 2022 totaled 45.0 million cwt. Disappearance of the Idaho crop to date was 83.9 million cwt. April 1 potato stocks in Oregon totaled 9.00 million cwt. Disappearance to date was 17.4 million cwt. In Washington, April 1 potato stocks totaled 25.5 million cwt.…

Indian onion exports to Sri Lanka & Bangladesh hampered

Onion exports to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have slowed down due to the current financial crisis in Sri Lanka and measures taken by the Bangladesh government to encourage local…

Iran applies ban on export of several agricultural products

Iran has indefinitely banned the export of potatoes, onions, tomatoes and eggplant. In a letter sent by the Iranian Deputy Minister of Agriculture Jihad Abbas Askarzadeh to…

Barbados Agricultural Society

BAS hopes for government to tighten controls on onion importation

Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul, is hoping governmental measures to tighten controls on the importation of onions come into effect…

Johann Graf, Bayerische Kartoffel Ltd, on the Bavarian potato industry:

"We still have impeccable regional potatoes at the start of the asparagus season"

While German asparagus shoots are already sticking their heads out of the ground, local early potatoes are still quite a long way off. Despite a sudden cold front in the first week of April, the tubers are already in the ground in Bavaria and ripening splendidly, but the first packable early potatoes…

Lotteria plagued by potato shortages, along with McDonald's

South Korean burger chain seeking potato suppliers ‘other than US’

McDonald’s Korea and Lotteria are suffering from frozen potato shortages, scrambling to replace their French fries with chicken nuggets or cheese sticks due to supply chain…

Maarten van Damme, Dacomex:

"The Dutch onion season could go either way"

The Dutch onion market situation is currently difficult, says Maarten van Damme of Dacomex. "You try to export as much as you can in the fall, but in the spring, the trick is to limit losses as much as possible. Too few onions leave to raise the bale price, and there's hardly any price difference at the…

Dublin, late May – early June

800 delegates expected to attend 2022 World Potato Congress

It is anticipated that up to 800 delegates from around the world will attend the 2022 World Potato Congress (WPC), taking place in Dublin at the end of May and start of June…

Uzbekistan: Planted potato acreage up 55% in 2022

Potatoes for the 2022 harvest in all categories of farms in Uzbekistan are planted on 243,000 ha, which is 55% or 86,000 ha more than last year. Accordingly, the forecasted…

'Gentle handling helps preserve potato perfection'

The design of the ‘Gentle Slope’ multihead weigher from Ishida Europe has been instrumental in delivering a high-quality packing solution for a range of microwavable potatoes from Spanish potato processor, Patatas Meléndez. Based in the municipality of Medina del Campo in the province of Valladolid,…

Maharashtra

Rise in supply of fresh summer onions at Lasalgaon APMC

The arrival of fresh summer onions has increased at the country’s largest wholesale onion market, Lasalgaon APMC. Earlier, the arrivals of the summer onions was around 20% of…

Potato chips in peril due to Ukraine situation

As a result of the disrupted exports of key ingredients -caused by sanctions and the Ukraine War- supplies of potato chips and various confectionaries are in peril. Russia’s…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato Market Update 13th April

Some Irish growers have finished or are nearing completion in South East region

Plantings continue around the country with good conditions reported in most regions. Some growers have finished or are nearing completion in the South East region following a dry spell of weather. Consumption has improved slightly in the past week following a colder period. Again, growers storing…

Branston works on potato protein for use in plant-based food

UK potato supplier Branston has partnered with new technology provider Root Extracts to develop a potato plant protein for use in vegan and vegetarian food. The work is set to…

Germany: Potato prices up 88 percent

Even before the start of the war in Ukraine, producers of agricultural products raised their prices more steeply than they had in almost eleven years. According to the Federal…

Dmitrovsky district, Moscow region

Doka-Gene Technologies agricultural enterprise switches to its own seed potatoes

Agricultural enterprise Doka-Gene Technologies LLC from the Dmitrov City District produces more than 7 tons of seed potatoes per year - the task of import substitution has…

Ukraine: Onion prices down due to increased imports

Ukrainian onion growers are forced to reduce their prices as there has been an increase in the supply of onions on the market, caused by increased onion imports from Poland…

Markets leap on onions

The markets have jumped up on onions this week. John Harris of Fort Morgan CO-based Paradigm Fresh notes that on average, the markets rose by about $4/bag across the board. “The expectation was that the entire market was going to go up and be on that upward swing,” says Harris. “The onion market has steadily fallen over the…

The area devoted to growing potatoes in Castile and Leon could decrease by 5-10%

The general feeling in Castile and Leon's potato sector is that the area could fall this season by around 5 or 10%, a fall that will mainly affect producers who go to the free…

Potato growers resume work in liberated regions of Ukraine

Hardy farmers are resuming work in the liberated regions of Ukraine, in particular in the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy regions. Of course, they are encountering problems; some of the…

New addition to Onions 52 sales team

Onions 52, Inc. has welcomed the newest member to its sales team, onion industry veteran Tiffany Cruickshank. Cruickshank is based in the Treasure Valley region and will focus…

Unitedpotatocanada.com

Canadian potato storage holdings April 8 2022

Canadian potato stocks as a whole are up 20%

Total Canadian potato storage holdings on April 1, 2022 continue to show the regional differences in the country. Although Canadian stocks as a whole, are up 20%, they are up 33% in the four Eastern Provinces and down 8% in Western Canada. Click here to view the data sheet.   Source: unitedpotatocanada.com  

Federal budget measures for P.E.I. spud sector causes mixed feelings

Board general manager Greg Donald of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board says he has mixed feelings about the $28 million earmarked in the new federal budget to help the…

Cellulose packaging for onions and root chicory

"We will attend Marca, the event in Bologna, with our cellulose packaging for potatoes, onions and root chicory," explains Matteo Freddi, sales manager at Freddi Prodotti Ortofrutticoli. "Packets hold 250 and 500 grams of shallot and Borettana, white and golden onions. The next step is to improve the packaging so as to…

Khulna division, western Bangladesh

Kushtia onion farmers struggle with production costs and dropping prices

Continuous price drops of onions in the market are giving Kushtia farmers a hard time as they try to to recover the production cost, in spite of a good harvest this year.  Wholesale…

GB Potatoes appoints working group

GB Potatoes, the proposed new grower controlled industry body, has moved closer to becoming a reality by appointing a working group of nine stakeholders. It is also…

Prices for potatoes in Ukraine keep dropping

Ukrainian potato growers are again being forced to reduce their prices. To date, there is an excess supply of potatoes on the Ukrainian market. Most local farmers are trying…

Philippines

Department of Agriculture to assist Occidental Mindoro onion growers

The regional office of the Department of Agriculture is increasing its efforts in assisting onion growers by inking an agreement with private storage facilities and a…

Gambia: GMC party leader calls for embargo on onion imports

As Gambia’s inflation continues to increase and the prices of onions keep escalating in many parts of the country, Mai Ahmed Fatty, the party leader of Gambia Moral Congress,…

Easter demand for sweet potatoes growing annually

California sweet potatoes are in high demand as retailers prepare their shelves for the Easter rush. “This Easter we are seeing sweet potato sales increase with the seasonal rush. The sweet potato category continues to grow in popularity year after year during Easter,” says Prescott Leyba, sales account…

Region of Murcia

The potato harvest in the Campo de Cartagena is one month delayed

In total, there are 4,000 hectares of potatoes in the Campo de Cartagena, almost 2,000 more than last year. Producers expected to harvest about 140 million kilos of potatoes…

Peru exported 16.6% more sweet onions

According to the general manager of Key Peru, Miguel Ognio, Peru exported 182,000 tons (7,000 containers of 26 tons each) of sweet onions (yellow onions) in the 2021/2022…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato Market Update 6th April

Spiralling costs to be recognised and paid for by Irish potato packers and retailers

Irish markets remain largely unchanged at present and are reported to be subdued, especially in comparison to trade experienced during the pandemic. Energy costs remain a source for concern for potato growers with stocks in storage. This, coupled with production costs for the 2022 season, is causing many…

Better breeding tools for future-proofing potatoes

Thanks to a collaboration between researchers across the world, including the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, potato breeders will now have a much better toolkit to develop new varieties best suited to their needs in a changing climate. Over 1.3…

Magna Grecia Soc. Coop.

War crisis leads to increase in demand for potatoes

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict that has been going on for the past 40 days seems to be modifying the food habits of Italian consumers. For example, the demand for potatoes has seen a double-digit increase, especially since their price is remaining stable compared to that of wheat or other cereals, which…

Russian Federation

Seed potatoes from Belarus to be offered to Primorye farmers

More than 16,000 hectares will be planted with potatoes in Primorye this year. Also, farmers actively produce vegetables of the "borscht set". The Minister of Agriculture of…

Maine potatoes go west after drought in Idaho and Washington

Farmers from Maine shipped potatoes by rail for the first time in four decades this winter thanks to a strong harvest in the state and heat and dry weather that impeded…

Three men convicted

Marijuana and cocaine smuggled to UK from Jamaica in sweet potato shipment

Three members of an East London organized crime group have been convicted of smuggling drugs from Jamaica in sweet potato shipments. The drugs were valued at millions of…


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