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  • New sector board members join AHDB Potatoes

    This month saw three new additions to the AHDB Potatoes board: Aberdeenshire-based grower Jim Cargill; Somerset-based grower Chris Wilson; and Alison Levett, who joined as an independent board member. The three new sector board members all took up their positons as of 1 April. Appointments are for three years. Second generation farmer, Jim Cargill is based at Coldstream Farm, where he produces...

    8 April 2019

  • Planting declarations now online only

    Your statutory planting return must be made via the online portal this year. Support will be available to all growers who need it, either over the phone or face to face in your own farm office. Jack Atkins, Levy Assistant, said: “The change will bring several cost savings and benefits. The online system is quick, efficient and is the most secure way to handle personal and financial data. “Smooth...

    3 April 2019

  • Talking chit in Parliament

    On the last leg of their journey, AHDB Potatoes Next Generation programme made their final stop at Westminster last week (26 March). Amid Brexit uncertainty, the group gathered on Parliament Square to witness MP’s rushing to cast their votes, TV crews hungry for coverage and scantily clad protesters making their voices heard before being treated to a historical tour around the Houses of...

    3 April 2019

  • Outward Egyptian mission offers ressurance on future trade

    AHDB’s Rob Burns and John Ellicott from SASA recently returned from an outward mission to Egypt where they met with the Head of CAPQ, Dr Ahmed, to discuss the past season, the coming season and issues around Brexit. Rob explains: “We confirmed that UK trading position with Egypt is secure after Brexit as legislation allows imports from all countries in continental Europe regardless of EU...

    3 April 2019

  • AHDB Potato Chair reports back on an open board session

    Sophie Churchill, Chair of the AHDB Potatoes Board and member of the AHDB Board, invited all potatoes levy payers to the March board meeting. In this blog, she reflects on the business of the day. The AHDB Potatoes Board is there to help support and equip levy payers to negotiate the continuing changes faced by the industry. There are the continuing effects on the crop of drought and high...

    29 March 2019