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  • New Scottish Strategic Potato Farm announced

    Bruce Farms, the multi-facetted Perthshire based agricultural business, has been announced as the host for a new project which aims to be of benefit to all of Scotland’s potato growers. Bruce Farms, based at Meigle in Perthshire will facilitate the new AHDB Strategic Potato Farm project. The SPot Farm, as it will be known, is a practical, farmer-driven project which aims to give growers the...

    13 April 2016

  • McCain awarded ‘best potato industry host’ by future leaders

      Delegates of AHDB’s first ever Next Generation Programme overwhelmingly voted McCain Foods as their ‘Best Industry Host’, presenting the award at their final session at AHDB Headquarters, Stoneleigh Park, last month. Matthew Stubbings, trainee fieldsperson for McCain Foods (GB) Ltd (also on the programme as a delegate himself), accepted the award on behalf of the company at the concluding day...

    13 April 2016

  • Changeable weather brings stop-start spring for growers

    Growers have been battling a stop-start season due to extreme changes in weather throughout the country.

  • Farmers free to dredge ditches without paperwork under rule change

    Farmers in England can now undertake low level work on their own land without needing to seek Environment Agency consent.

  • New potato facility is SPot on: Funding for regional potato research & demonstration hub

    A West Suffolk estate is set to become a Regional Research & Demonstration Hub for potato growers and suppliers, thanks to funding from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative. The project, coordinated and co-funded by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s Potatoes Division (AHDB Potatoes), has been awarded £109,273 and will be located at Elveden Farms in West Suffolk, and will...

    5 April 2016