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  • The sky's the limit in the crisp and snack market for growers prepared to be imaginative

    Are reports of declining sales of potato crisps marking a gloomy outlook for potato growers? Analysts claim the sky's the limit in the crisp and snack market for growers prepared to be imaginative.  The latest research by Mintel estimates that sales of potato crisps declined to £1.34 billion in 2015 – the second successive year that sales have dropped, falling from a high of £1.39 billion in 2013...

  • Training is the Answer, What's the Question?

    As AHDB launches the second round of its’ Professional Manager Development Scheme: ‘I haven’t got time for training, I’m too busy doing the job,’ is the oft-heard cry within the farming industry. But training can be the answer to freeing up more time, certainly as far as Sean King Pig Unit Manager of LKL Farming is concerned. After completing the AHDB Professional Manager Development Scheme (PMDS...

  • Call for expert attention in store following extreme seasonal challenges for GB potato stocks

    "The industry cannot continue to stand the storage losses it’s seen this season. We need early adopters of best practice on board,” asserted Simon Alexander, renowned Norfolk-based potato consultant, calling the industry to action at the annual AHDB Potatoes’ Storage Forum.  In a difficult 2015/16 storage season, AHDB’s event, hosted by Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research (SBCSR) at the start of...

    16 March 2016

  • Getting to grips with auto-enrolment

    Businesses across the UK are enrolling staff into workplace pensions following Government changes. Over the next year many farms will be required to take this step. Experts share their tips on getting up to speed. Many farm businesses will need to tackle auto-enrolment this year and experts have advised employers to prepare now to avoid costly mistakes when bringing in the new changes. Both farm...

  • Seed and science from Britain at Europe’s leading potato trade event

    ‘Brexit’ or no this summer, GB’s seed potato and science community and AHDB Potatoes will be returning to Europe’s key international potato trade and technical event, Potato Europe, 14-15 September 2016, in Villers St Christophe, Aisne, France. Seed potatoes from Britain have earned a good reputation around the world for high health and high quality and AHDB Potatoes is inviting GB’s seed and...

    15 March 2016

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