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Potato Weekly

Potato Weekly summarises weekly price information gathered from the Potato Council’s own surveys. The Weekly Average Price Survey (WAPS) provides a good indication of the direction of the GB potato industry and produces the GB Weekly Average Price index and the GB Weekly Free-buy Price index. These quotes are from actual free-buy trades collected by a weekly telephone survey of buyers, growers and merchants on a Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Potato Weekly - 06 December 2019

    With clearer weather this week, there were reports of growers still trying to get crops out of the ground. The majority of freshly lifted crops have gone straight to market with longer term...

  • Potato Weekly - 29 November 2019

    Attempts at lifting continued for those with crop still in the ground. It remains exceedingly difficult. Crops recently lifted will need to be cleared rapidly due to quality issues. A widening...

  • Potato Weekly - 22 November 2019

    A drier few days has provided some respite from the rain for growers, however saturated soils continue to cause severe lifting issues across much of the country. Price increases have been seen...

  • Potato Weekly - 15 November 2019

    Heavy rain continues to cause severe lifting issues across much of the country. Crops that are still in the ground are sitting in saturated soils. Price increases have been seen in many...

  • Potato Weekly - 08 November 2019

    Lifting has been very slow this week, with minimal progress being made by many. Further rainfall is forecast over the weekend for much of the country and will continue to hinder lifting progress....

  • Potato Weekly - 01 November 2019

    Although progress is being made lifting, remains slow on heavier land. With further rainfall forecast over the weekend lifting these fields is likely to remain difficult, and some crop may be left...

  • Potato Weekly - 25 October 2019

    Lifting progress has been better this week, especially for those on lighter land. Although progress has been made, significant concerns remain for crops still underwater with more rain ...

  • Potato Weekly - 18 October 2019

    Lifting progress is varied, for those on lighter land lifting has resumed after a few days of dry weather. There are significant worries for those with crop still in the ground in areas which...

  • Potato Weekly - 11 October 2019

    Lifting continued where the weather permitted, with many lifting on lighter soils throughout the week. The North-West continued to have major difficulties, with wet soils hampering attempts to get...

  • Potato Weekly - 04 October 2019

    Scattered heavy rainfall hampered lifting across the UK this week. Those on lighter soils were able to make progress midway through the week. With further rainfall forecast in many areas over the...

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