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Raju Shetti, President of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana;

'Bring onions and grapes under Minimum Support Price'

In an attempt to shield grape and onion farmers from exploitation, Kolhapur farmers union Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana has requested the federal government to bring onions…

Onion farmers claim processing centre at Chettikulam is under-utilized

Onion farmers in Perambalur district are urging for more efficient utilization of the Common Food Processing Incubation Centre (CFPIC). This was launched in 2017 in…

PEI potato farmers will face dire consequences of U.S. border closure decision

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board, on behalf of its more than 175 members, urges all Canadians to work together to protect potato farmers in the wake of the decision…

Unitedpotatocanada.com

US potato production estimate 2021

USDA reports 2021 American potato crop at 413.16 million cwt

The United States Department of Agriculture is reporting the 2021 American potato crop at 413.16 million cwt, down 1.6 per cent from the 2020 crop. At 413.16 million cwt, this marks the smallest U.S. potato crop since 2013 with nine of the 13 reporting starts reporting reduced production. The report notes the USDA…

French onion sector under pressure

The 10 largest operators of the onion sector recently came together to draw up a summary of the 2021 harvest of yellow and red onions, as an extension of the economic report from last August. Some concerns remain, but in the end, the report is more positive than what had been announced at the beginning…

Maarten van Damme, Dacomex:

"One thing's sure - we're soon going to lose a large onion sales market"

Each onion year is unique. This year is too, says Maarten van Damme of Dacomex in the Netherlands. "Export figures are just fine. But there are only a few destinations that are taking lots of onions. These are mainly the big buyers in West African countries. These include Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Mali.…

Potato market report week 47:

'In many places, the reemergence of the pandemic caused many planning uncertainties'

Business often fell short of the actual possibilities. In many places, the renewed Covid circumstances caused planning uncertainties. Nevertheless, prices mostly remained at last week's levels. Slight corrections could only be avoided in Berlin and Munich. The first Annabelles from Cyprus were sighted in…

Onion prices Uzbekistan up 25% over past two weeks

Over the past two weeks, the average wholesale prices for Uzbek onions have increased by 25% and reached their peak for the period from the beginning of May to the current…

Pre-Basic Growers Association celebrates 50th birthday

The Pre-Basic Growers Association, a collective of Scottish seed potato growers who first set up a ground-breaking organization in the 1970s, celebrated the 50th anniversary…

Farmers in Niari to benefit from Agri Resources cold storage facility

In the Republic of Congo, onion farmers in the province of Niari and its surrounding areas are set to reap the benefits from the cold storage facility project by Agri Resources Congo.  The installation of the new cooling system has begun within the company’s concession in Moulende (close to Dolisie).  Beginning of…

METOS UK

New tech to improve potato storage and yield estimation

Two new sensors were launched by METOS UK at this year’s British Potato event this week; a blue, potato-shaped sensor for in-store monitoring of potato crops and an app that…

Pakistani mango export to China grows rapidly

Pakistan obtains permission to export onions to China

On behalf of the General Administration Customs China (GACC), the agricultural attaché of the Chinese embassy in Pakistan officially signed an agreement with the Pakistani…

Albert Bartlett

Albert Bartlett launches new ad campaign

‘Make It Extraordinary’

Albert Bartlett is launching a new national advertising campaign, sporting the theme ‘Make It Extraordinary’.  The campaign will launch during Coronation Street on 19th November 2021 and will also be supported with cinema, digital and social media advertising, marking a multi-million-pound investment by the brand. Potato products from the Albert…

Texas Super Sweet Onion named latest Texas Superstar

The Texas Super Sweet Onion, or 1015Y, is famous for its sweetness, size and overall good performance as a cool-season crop in the Lone Star State, said a Texas A&M AgriLife…

Philippines:

Bureau of Customs seizes smuggled onions & garlic in Zamboanga del Sur

Two trucks carrying sacks of smuggled onions and garlic were seized by the authorities yesterday morning at a checkpoint in Barangay New Labangan, Labangan town in Zamboanga…

New California-grown purple sweet potato launches

California looks to have an average-sized crop on sweet potatoes. “We just wrapped up harvest a week ago. We try to get everything out of the ground before the weather gets more extreme in California with the rains,” says Dustin Robinson with Yagi Brothers Produce in Livingston, CA. “Everybody started…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato Market Update 24th November

Expected cold spell should boost Irish potato consumption

The cold spell forecast should boost domestic consumption, there is continued uncertainty for the food service sector as Covid case numbers continue to rise. Good harvesting progress has been made in Donegal over the past week; some growers are nearing completion. Variable yields are again being reported…

High-quality onion prices up in Moldova

Since mid-November, onions have been sold on the Moldovan market at ‘winter prices’. There are considerably fewer low-quality onions that were sold from the fields in October.…

Wisconsin potatoes see good steady movement

Supplies of Wisconsin potatoes are good this season. Christine Lindner, marketing manager for Friesland, WI-based Alsum Farms & Produce says the volumes of its russet as well as red and gold potatoes are comparable to last year at this time. “Our primary growing region is Wisconsin which allows us to…

Heat takes a toll on Columbia Basin potato harvest

Although potato farmers in the Columbia Basin could call on all the water they needed during this year’s drought, the heat still posed risks and it has certainly left its mark…

PNZ strives for a secure and sustainable potato industry

Potato growers across New Zealand have been under immense pressure due to imminent Regional Plan Changes, ongoing pest challenges, weather events, the threat to our processing…

Zimbabwe: Sweet potato farmers profit from CIP research

Troubled by frequent droughts and high temperatures that have made growing corn more challenging, smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe have hit upon an opportunity in boosting food…

After detection of nematodes

Uzbekistan returns tons of potatoes to Iran and Pakistan

The Uzbek quarantine authorities have returned more than 3,500 tons of potatoes to Iran and Pakistan, after they discovered dangerous pests in the shipments; pale and golden…

MoU signed for onion exports from Pakistan to China

On Tuesday, China and Pakistan signed the Protocol of Inspection and Quarantine Requirements for the export of onions from Pakistan to China. Through the agreement, Pakistani…

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Funding to boost Maine potatoes, blueberries & flowers

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is awarding grants to expand wild blueberry wine, and a flower collective, intending to grow markets for the…

Efficient loading of vacuum bags in crates and pallet boxes

Lan Handling automates potato packing lines

Lan Handling Technologies, located in the Netherlands, has started automating two packaging lines for an internationally operating potato producer. It concerns the efficient loading and palletizing of vacuum-packed potato bags of 5 kg and 10 kg. Crates and pallet boxesIn the fully automated system, both…

Sweet potatoes can be grown in US Pacific Northwest

Sweet potatoes are typically grown in warmer southern states, but WSU scientists want to figure out if these tubers can be grown successfully in Washington. Carol Miles, director…

Potatoes USA

Potatoes USA presents data on fresh potato retail sales for July-September 2021

'Yellow and petite potatoes were up in dollar and volume sales from 2020'

Potatoes USA has presented a data sheet concerning fresh potato retail sales for Marketing Year 2022, Quarter 1 (July-September 2021). Among the conclusions were the statements that, while most pack sizes are elevated in both dollars and volume from 2019, 1-4 pound and 8 pound bags are still up in…

PEI potato growers stunned over border closure

Shocked. This is how Prince Edward Island potato growers and shippers feel following a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) decision to suspend the certification of exports of all potatoes from the Canadian province to the U.S. The decision, which landed yesterday, affects a market that represents $120…

Young growers are the future of potato cultivation in Georgia

In the republic of Georgia, a growing group of young farmers is embracing potato farming, gathering large revenues in the process. Young farmer Giorgi Khitarishvili: “This…

Canadian growers look at new potato variety: Red Fox

Canadian potato growers are looking for new varieties that can withstand global climate change and survive in new conditions. The new Red Fox variety, which was acquired by…

Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Mustapha Baba Shehuri:

‘Nigeria will be among world’s top three potato producers by 2025’

Minister of state for Agriculture and Rural Development Mustapha Baba Shehuri has declared that Nigeria will be among the world’s top three potato producing countries by 2025.…

First mechanical transplanting for the PGI Margherita White Onion

A new transplanting method for the PGI Margherita Onion is now available. Mechanized transplant test "The manual transplanting is beautiful to look at but exhausting and it won't be able to go on for long, because of the lack of turn over, that is the replacement of older workers with younger ones. Hence…

The campaign of potatoes from Sila is livening up

"Although yields per hectare are lower than in previous years, there are larger quantities of PGI potatoes from Sila as crops currently cover 600 against the 520 of 2020," reports Albino Carli, director of Consorzio Produttori Patate Associati (PPAS). "We have registered lower yields for the early…

Lindert Moerdijk, MSP Onions:

"Good onion export figures, but sales not nearly as broad as last year"

Many in the onion trade are complaining that it is quiet. Yet, according to Lindert Moerdijk of MSP Onions in the Netherlands, there is an easy explanation. "We've built a new…

Average to good potato harvest in NEPG zone, but increased production costs

After a very wet summer, slow and difficult harvesting conditions in Belgium, Holland and Germany. After one of the most humid summers in the last decades, end of harvest…

USDA

Updates on potato production and consumption in Japan

Japan’s fresh potato production at 2,204,000 tons in MY2020/21

In marketing year (April - March) 2020/21, Japan’s fresh potato acreage was 71,900 hectares (ha) and production was 2,204,000 metric tons (MT). These values represent a decrease of 3.4 percent in acreage and 8.1 percent in production volume compared to MY 2019/20. MY 2020/21 season in Hokkaido was…

Helien Verhagen, East4Fresh:

"We're going to scale up Portuguese organic sweet potato cultivation"

East4Fresh has not only planted more conventional sweet potatoes in Portugal. This Dutch company has also significantly ramped up its organic sweet potato cultivation in that country. "We started with five hectares. But we want to move towards 25 hectares of organic sweet potatoes next year. Then we'll…

Some 30 potato diseases identified in Belarus for the first time

Recently, Vadim Makhanko, General Director of the RUE "Scientific and Production Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Potato and Fruit and Vegetable…

Misdeclared as ‘Chinese steamed buns’

Smuggled red onions seized at Mindanao Container Terminal Sub-Port in Tagoloan

Yesterday, Customs officials seized five containers of smuggled red onions misdeclared as 'Chinese steamed buns' at Mindanao Container Terminal Sub-Port in Tagoloan, Misamis…

Exports continue to improve

Canada and Mexico imported significantly more US potatoes

U.S. exports of frozen potato products increased by 30% for the July – September 2021 quarter compared to 2020. These increases were led by a 63% increase to Mexico,…

NC Sweet Potato Commission:

"Consumers should expect fresh sweet potatoes pricing to almost be identical to last year’s prices’

More than 65% of U.S. sweet potatoes are harvested in North Carolina, but supply chain and shipping issues are adding to an already busy holiday season for sweet potato…

Potato shortage forecast after 'worst' planting season in 40 years

Tasmania could be in for a potato shortage, growers warn, as fertiliser prices have soared, the cost of farming equipment has gone up and unrelenting rain means the potato…

Wim van de Ree, Nedato

"Good demand for Dutch ware potatoes, quiet exports, and lockdown tension on fries market"

Dutch potatoes packers used to buy when prices were at their lowest. Now the strong demand for local products is increasingly influencing the ware potatoes market in the Netherlands. That is according to Wim van de Ree, Nedato's director. "The current €0.20+ listings reflect that. That's higher than in…

Shorter supplies and higher demand

US onion industry sees some of the highest markets ever seen this time of year

Supplies of onions are tight, but available, right now. John Harris of Fort Morgan CO-based Paradigm Fresh notes there’s a shortage of red onions in most growing regions. “Between the heat and the smoke in the Northwest this year, yields are just down. Some crops just didn’t make it and had to be plowed…

"The new plant will incorporate the latest technology available in the current market"

Wyma Europe will design Patatas Meléndez' new processing plant in Valladolid

Patatas Meléndez  has selected Wyma Europe as its main partner to design and build its new potato processing facilities in Valladolid. "We had a series of key criteria to choose…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato Market Update 17th November

Ireland: Export demand remains steady, with values mostly unchanged

Due to rising Covid-19 cases, there is an air of uncertainty regarding markets at present. Home consumption should pick up, especially with colder weather forecast. A lot of growers are now finished lifting crop into stores, with the exception of Donegal where progress is still ongoing. Quality of…

Tajikistan potato harvest up by more than 100,000 tons y-o-y in 2021

Some 740,000 tons of potatoes were harvested by Tajikistan farmers in the current season as of the end of the last work week. This is 100,500 tons more year-on-year. According…

International potato fair Interpom continues with strengthened health protocol

The international potato fair Interpom, scheduled from November 28 to 30 in Kortrijk Xpo, will continue. The tightened Covid approach that the government announced yesterday…

Nueva Vizcaya provinces, Philippines

Aritao town looks forward to P19 mln onion cold storage facility

According to Aritao mayor Remelina Peros-Galam, the DA in Cagayan Valley has allocated P19 million (€342,000) for a proposed onion cold storage facility (OCSF) for the…

Representatives of Swiss potato sector and retail trade endorse early potato concept for 2022

Representatives of the Swiss potato sector and retail trade have endorsed the early potato concept for 2022. The concept is essential for planning supplies and for a smoother…

Landvolk Niedersachsen

Sales flows shifting back from private households to the public sector

Potatoes selling like hotcakes

Potato festivals, gastronomers, canteens, delivery services, retail: Potatoes are selling like hot cakes since people are allowed to meet up again, work less in the home office and eat out more. "This is still having a positive effect on sales," says Thorsten Riggert, a farmer from the Lüneburg district and a member of the…

New director of sales for Peak of the Market

Peak of the Market is proud to announce that Ryan French has joined its team as director of sales. Ryan is a strategic-thinking, goal-driven sales professional with more than…

Alsum Farms & Produce voluntarily recalls select yellow, white and red onions due to possible health risk

Alsum Farms & Produce, Inc. of Friesland, Wisconsin is voluntarily recalling Alsum Farms & Produce fresh whole yellow onions in 3 lb. bags, 5 lb. bags, and 50 lb. cartons; fresh whole white onions in 2 lb. bags; and fresh whole red onions in 2 lb. bags delivered to select retailers in Wisconsin,…

Truck shortage hampers transport of Maine potatoes

Although Maine potato growers saw strong yields this season, a driver shortage slowing down shipment to the markets. Of course, this also drives up prices. Supply chain…

National Association of Garlic Producers and Marketers, ANPCA

Garlic and onion sectoral agreement demanded in Spain

Following the latest news reported in different media about the situation of workers in several cooperatives in Extremadura linked to the garlic sector, the National Association of Garlic Producers, ANPCA, has wished to make it clear that those are completely isolated incidents. Since its creation in…

Belarus exported 90,000 tons of potatoes over past nine months

In the first nine months of this year, some 90,000 tons of potatoes and 35,000 tons of vegetables were sold for export from Belarus, according to data, cited by the Minister…

University of Idaho's new Seed Potato Germplasm Laboratory

New seed potato lab will benefit Idaho tater industry

The University of Idaho is almost ready to open a new Seed Potato Germplasm Laboratory. The new $5.5 million facility is located on the university’s Moscow campus and is a…

Javier Santana, of Viveros Santana: "Sweet potato cultivation continues to expand worldwide"

"We can now have the sweet potatoes cured and ready for sale in just 5 days"

The sweet potato season is moving forward at a good pace in Spain. However, although for producers the work is almost over, breeders are already striving to generate the material that will make the next harvest possible. "Our customers are in the middle of harvesting. Now many prefer to store and cure the…

Rene Tiggelman, Javala:

"Moderate demand, lots of price competition on onion market"

"A tedious situation" is how René Tiggelman characterizes the onion market. Rene is a sales manager at Handelsmaatschappij van Langevelde in the Netherlands. "Last week was dead quiet. And there's a lot of pressure on prices." "Exports to some African countries are going well. But I find them…

Lidl purchases 15% more Spanish potatoes in 2021

The Lidl supermarket chain has increased its purchases of Spanish potatoes by 15% in 2021, reaching 27,900 tons this year, a new record figure. Lidl guarantees the presence of…

Mallorca: Rain delays Sa Pobla potato planting

The heavy rains of the past few days has caused concern for Sa Pobla potato growers; it has halted the planting of potatoes for the export market. This means that the harvest…

SENASICA publishes phytosanitary requirement sheet for US fresh potato imports

On Saturday, November 6, Mexico's National Service for Agricultural Health, Food Safety, and Agri-Quality (SENASICA) published on its website the Phytosanitary Requirement…

Bangladesh: Advanced Dutch technology to be used for storing onions

Bangladesh Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque has stated that advanced Dutch technology will be used to store onions to increase their shelf life. The minister made the remarks while inspecting Waterman Onions, an onion manufacturing, processing, packaging and exporting company in the Netherlands. According…

Swisspatat: Dreamstime

Early potato concept 2022 has been approved

Production and trade representatives have approved the early potato concept 2022, Swisspatat reports. This remains basically the same as in previous years; the Colomba…

Ghana

CSIR-SARI introduces new varieties of ‘Frafra’ potato to farmers in Talensi and Nabdam

The Savannah Agriculture Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research [CSIR – SARI] has introduced new varieties of the ‘Frafra’ potato crop to…

Sweet potato production is developing in France

Originally from South America, the cultivation of sweet potatoes is developing in France. 40% of the sweet potatoes consumed in France are grown on French territory, and the rest comes from Spain or the United States. The product used to be sold in the exotic fruit section, but is now found everywhere.…

Tomra Food demonstrates potato sorting machine at BP2021

Tomra Food, a manufacturer of sensor-based sorting machines for the food industry, has announced that it will run machine demonstrations at BP2021, the UK-based potato industry event, later this month. Visitors to the two-day biennial exhibition (Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, November 24th/25th)…

Texas couple files suit in the Imported Onion Salmonella Outbreak

Today, the national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates, based in Houston, Texas, filed another Salmonella Oranienburg lawsuit in the ongoing contaminated onion…

Mexico produces 1 out of every 50 tons of onions consumed in the world

Onion is the third most cultivated vegetable in the country. Onions account for 9.3% of all the vegetables produced in the country and, in 2020, the country produced 1,499,740…

Onion Industry Export Strategy to pull exports up to where they have been in the past

Australia’s onion industry has released a new export strategy detailing a strategic roadmap to guide the industry's export development investment decisions. The goal would be…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato Market Update 10th November

Ireland: Potato consumption has improved slightly

Consumption has improved slightly as colder weather sets in. Demand for the food service sector remains buoyant.  Liftings continued where crop remains in the ground over the last week. Many growers are now finished. Input costs for the upcoming season remain a main concern for growers at present, fertiliser…

Prices still up in November

Georgian fresh potato exports at record high in October

After unusually high level of fresh potato exports from Georgia in September 2021, they increased even more in October. According to the official trade data of the Ministry of…

New entity for potato shipper and sales and marketing partner

Tasteful Selections® and RPE, its exclusive sales and marketing partner, have formed a new entity: Tasteful Partners. As part of the arrangement, Tasteful Partners is…

Japan: Hokkaido could be a cultivation area for sweet potatoes

Efforts are underway to make Hokkaido, the main potato producing region in Japan, with a growing area for sweet potatoes as well. Due to rising temperatures in recent years,…

UK potato producers to receive bills for full AHDB levy

This week, UK potato growers will be sent bills calling for the payment of the full AHDB levy of £42.62 per hectare  – despite the levy board being largely wound down. The AHDB…

Russian growers are raising onion prices

Russian onion growers have started to actively raise their prices. According to market participants, the rise in prices in this segment, primarily, stimulates the limited…

Dreamstime

Giant potato found in New Zealand

According to RND, a New Zealander may have found the world's largest known potato to date in his garden. While weeding, he and his wife came across something under the surface…

Potato market report week 44:

“Harvest nearly done, prices stable”

The demand reflects the season, according to the Rhineland-Palatinate Chamber of Agriculture. Storage campaigns were not quite as successful as hoped. The harvest is practically complete. Goods from the fields are still being delivered throughout the region. Warehouses are being accessed. Table potatoes…

UK vegetable supplier Tuber eyes retail channel after Saxon deal

UK vegetable supplier Tuber Group has acquired Saxon Foods from the Abbeydale Food Group, for an undisclosed sum. The company, based in Yorkshire, said the aim of the deal is…

European onions affected by climate change

The Euronion congress revealed how almost all nations are increasing the areas destined to onion cultivation. Italy was not included in the data, as it lacks the aggregation to provide a real-time overview of the situation, however an area of 12 thousand hectares is plausible, producing around 430…

Onion prices drop as Indian government releases 111,000 tons of buffer stocks

Last week, India’s federal government released buffer stocks of  onions in the markets of Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai,…

France: Agricultural cooperative Arterris acquires Massaferro

The agricultural cooperative Arterris, based in the Aude department, is acquiring the Provence-based potato specialist Massaferro. Massaferro produces and packages nearly…

Continental Farmers Group launches modern potato storage facility in Ukraine

The Continental Farmers Group completed the construction of the new potato storage facility with the total area of over 6 thousand m2 in the village of Chukva (Sambir…

Kenya: Potato farmers in Nyandarua want Raila to intervene over harsh regulations

Potato farmers, traders, and transporters have petitioned former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to intervene and have the controversial Irish Potato regulations suspended. Ahead…

Costa Rican cassava exporter has full focus on sustainability

“98% of the electricity for the irrigation system comes from renewable sources”

A Costa Rican fruit producer has invited people to visit their farm virtually, with help of the CBI B2Match platform. The exporter has a focus on European market and makes sure their cassava production is done sustainably as well as socially responsible. TropiFoods is a Costa Rican family business which…

Ukraine still sees increase in onion prices

There has been a gradual increase in prices for onions in Ukraine since the beginning of the last decade of October 2021. The upward trends in this segment became clearer over…

Wisconsin in third place regarding US potato production

The state of Wisconsin is third in US potato production. According to Potato King Vice President Kevin Herlitzke: "One of the things that makes Wisconsin so great for growing…

New processing plants necessary to promote onion production value chain

Nigeria produces 2 mln tons of onions annually

According to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Abubakar, Nigeria produces about two million tons of onions annually. Abubakar said this at the 4th…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato Market Update 3rd November

'Colder conditions should increase Irish home consumption of potatoes'

Colder conditions should increase home consumption of potatoes following a very mild and settled October overall. Many growers are now finished lifting into stores as ground conditions allowed for a timely harvest in most regions. Growers in Donegal continue to make good progress. Yields are reported to…

Georgia Potato Conference highlights promise for potato sector

The current level of potato production (12 tons per hectare) in Georgia is far below potential yields, which are estimated to be able to reach as much as 30 tons per hectare.…

FDA

FDA reports Walmart, other stores received onions linked to outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration has released a partial list of retail establishments that may have sold onions from Mexico that have been implicated in an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg. However, the list may not be accurate, according to the agency.  “This list represents the best information…

Riccardo Bär (Meerbuscher Kartoffelhof) on the first sweet potato harvest

"Sweet potato farming involves a lot of manual labor, and the tubers are untreated"

The team at the Meerbusch potato farm planted 10,000 plants this summer - for the first time - in a 4,000 m2 sweet potato field. With the help of the self-propelled sweet potato harvester Harvey, the tubers are now being harvested. They first remain in the heat chamber for two weeks in high humidity so…

Heinz Düpmann from Düpmann Ltd & Co. on the onion season:

"Prices will be more firm starting in March 2022"

There were no major price fluctuations during the last onion season, but there will probably be some changes in the new year. According to Heinz Düpmann (on the right), managing director of the eponymous company for vegetable processing from Borgholzhausen, things are looking pretty good so far: "Sales…

Ukraine has cheapest potatoes in Eastern Europe

In Ukraine, potatoes are offered at the lowest prices. According to industry experts, the average wholesale price for potatoes fell by 17% in a week, while in neighboring…

UK’s first carbon neutral potato Waitrose

Waitrose presents ‘Root Zero’ in 200 stores

The UK’s first carbon neutral potato. ‘Root Zero’, will arrive on the shelves at 200 Waitrose stores this week. This will increase the availability of the planet-friendly…

Puerto Rico now part of the outbreak

US patient count in Salmonella outbreak related to onions exceeds 800

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added more than 100 people to its patient count in a Salmonella outbreak linked to onions from Mexico since…

Ukraine is importing onions from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

The first wholesale batches of Uzbek onions have already become available in Ukrainian wholesale markets. Despite onions from Uzbekistan offered in Ukraine being 15-25% more…

Due to widespread occurrence of Clavibacter sepedonicus bacterium

Additional certificate required for sale of Polish potatoes to EU countries

Very soon, table potatoes of Polish origin can only be imported by other countries of the European Union if there is a certificate of absence of Clavibacter sepedonicus. This…

Correction - Updated food recall warning

Dorsey brand, MVP brand, Pier-C brand, and Riga Farms brand onions, Product of Mexico recalled due to Salmonella

The food recall warning issued on October 28, 2021 has been amended to correctly identify the affected products. The corrections for these products are marked by an asterisk (*). This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.…

In order to meet domestic demand

Nigerian onion producers encouraged to increase production

The President of the National Onion Producers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (NOPPMAN) has called for increased production of onions, in order to plug the…

Improving Tanzania’s sweet potato seed business

The International Potato Center is collaborating with scientists from the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) in Ukiriguru to conduct trainings on quality seed…

Government investment to increase competitive advantage of New Zealand’s onions

‘Humble’ onion to get an extreme makeover

Onions are about to undergo an extreme makeover. According to Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, the government will be investing $2.83 million in a program to enhance the…

Seed potatoes with dangerous pathogen shipped into Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan has confiscated 228 tons of seed potatoes from Germany, the Netherlands and France, as well as 46,4 kilograms of carrot seeds from…

Dutch seed onions gross yields up by almost 20%

The preliminary estimate of arable crops in the Netherlands has been completed. It shows that 2021's seed onions' gross yields should be 19,6% higher than in 2020. Ware potatoes' gross yield is expected to drop by almost five percent. And that of sugar beets' is expected to be 2.3% lower. That is according to Statistics…

Exports to Uzbekistan have not yet affected domestic Tajikistan potato prices

There is a huge difference in potato prices between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, which has already led to an increase in potato purchases in Tajikistan for exports to…

Tim van Haandel, Mulder Onions:

"We're a long way from reaching last year's onion export figures"

The Dutch onion market is quiet at the moment, says Tim van Haandel of Mulder Onions. "Last week, exports went reasonably well. But now, customers are holding back. That's…

Indian government releases advance estimates

‘Record production of potatoes and onions this year’

The Third Advance Estimate for the year 2020-21 for the area and production of various horticulture crops has been released by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers…

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Updated food recall warning

Goodfood brand onions recalled due to Salmonella

An earlier food recall warning issued on October 22, 2021 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Goodfood Market Corp is recalling Goodfood brand Onions, Product of…

Eurocelp in collaboration with Arvalis innovates on the potato market

Germination can be measured by a camera

CIPC has been banned since last year. It was a practical and cheap solution to limit the sprouting of potatoes. Numerous alternative solutions are proposed by professionals, and Arvalis - Institut du végétal - is evaluating their efficiency to accompany the potato industry in the " Post CIPC " period.…

Market Report Austria, Week 43:

'Well-stocked potato storages'

The situation on the Austrian table potato market is showing little change. The harvest has now been completed in all provinces. Traders' warehouses are well-stocked, although potatoes continue to be delivered. However, there is no pressure on supply. Quality problems also remain as numerous as ever, which is likely to lead to…

Covid-19 support has not affected European frozen potato product prices

The 2020 Covid-19 outbreak has had a large impact on the worldwide consumption of frozen potato products (FPP), and consequently on the production of FPP in Belgium, France,…

Carli Zöller, Kärcher Pfalzmarkt:

"Demand for bunching onions remains high nationwide"

For the Kärcher company from Mutterstadt, the season is gradually coming to an end. As Carli Zöller tells us, the demand for bunching onions continues. At the same time, he says, demand for radishes is dropping. "We daily deliver nationwide, to cities such as Berlin, Chemnitz, Dresden, Leipzig, Stuttgart…

Batati Ltd: Late and weak sweet potato harvest in Switzerland

"Overall, the yield is disappointing due to the weather"

The situation regarding Swiss sweet potatoes is rather difficult at the moment. The season and its weather patterns is very demanding for the growers of producer cooperative Batati Ltd. "The sweet potatoes were partly planted with 2-3 weeks delay, because the soil was not passable in the first planting…

FDA

Outbreak investigation of Salmonella in whole fresh onions

ProSource Produce LLC has voluntarily recalled red, yellow, and white onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, with import dates from July 1, 2021, through August 31, 2021. Additional descriptors used for these onion types may include, but are not limited to, jumbo, colossal, medium, summer…

Lidl: Four new references of potatoes from regenerative agriculture

From 25th October 2021, Lidl will offer potatoes from regenerative agriculture in its 1,570 supermarkets. Four new potato references will be marketed in the supermarkets under the " Terre de Progrès " range. In each supermarket, consumers will be able to find 1 or 2 of these references and support…

Potato shipper unveils potato packaging redesign

Northeast potato shipper Bushwick Commission has a new packaging redesign for its popular Guarantee label. The designs will be featured on Bushwick’s full range of potatoes, including red potatoes, russet potatoes and Yukon gold potatoes, as well as its conventional and premium white potato packaging.…

Irish Farmers' Association

Potato Market Update 27th October

Good ground conditions allowed Irish growers to achieve good lifting to date

Retail trade is reported to be slower this week as schools are on mid-term break however, with wetter, colder weather forecast this should improve. Demand for the processing sector remains buoyant, especially compared with this time last year when the country was in the midst of level 5 lockdown.  Good ground…

China: Positive demand for potatoes could raise prices

At this stage, the sales volume of warehousing potatoes in the northern first cropping area of ​​potato is not large, and the price is mainly stable. The reason is that, first…

Chandigarh: Onions become 30% more expensive in one month

Vegetables are getting more expensive in the union territory of Chandigarh, due to rising fuel prices and unexpected rains in the region. Onion prices have gone up by 30% this…

Minister for Food processing industry of West Bengal, Subrata Saha:

‘West Bengal to become onion self-sufficient within three years’

According to Minister of State for Food processing industry and Horticulture Government of West Bengal, Subrata Saha, West Bengal is self-sufficient in many crops. However, he…

Vegetable growers, traders and consumers bearing the brunt

Potato prices soar but Uttar Pradesh farmers still feel losses

The incessant rains and floods in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the country’s largest potato producer, has left farmers confronted with huge losses. On top of that, they are…

Sweet potato pricing stays at 2020 levels

North Carolina is finishing up its 2020 crop of sweet potatoes and will move into its 2021-2022 crop imminently. “We anticipate this year’s crop to not go as far as 2020’s crop did. At this time last year we were already well into the 2020 crop,” says Kristi Hocutt of Triple J Produce in Sims, North…

Talking about sweet onions for the upcoming holidays

From sweet onion sales to seasonal traditions, get the scoop on what's been happening at Keystone Fruit Marketing, a division of Progressive Produce, from sweet onion expert VP of sales, Mike Blume. What’s the perfect sweet onion for this holiday season? Blume: We have an excellent crop of “Mayan Sweets”…

Weuthen market info week 42:

'Quiet demand for German table potatoes shapes domestic market'

The domestic market is characterized by a quiet demand for German table potatoes. For seasonal reasons, there has so far been a considerable supply surplus, especially of…

Potato rush gradually decreased in Belarus and Russia

The potato rush caused by active imports to Russia and Belarus during their own harvests has now gradually decreased. However, it has moved to the countries of Central Asia…

Bureau of Customs, Philippines

P362 million worth of smuggled vegetables destroyed in Pampanga

Some P362 million (€6.15 million) worth of smuggled vegetables and other agricultural products smuggled into the Philippines by Chinese businessmen were destroyed by…

Egyptian sweet potato season in full swing, demand for spring onion starts early

“Current demand is so high that it exceeds what we can harvest”

The Egyptian sweet potato season is in full swing and according to one exporter, demand is booming. Production is not able to keep up with the demand, which has resulted in higher prices this year. Costs have also increased, as both shipping and packaging has become more expensive compared to last year.…


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