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  • AHDB look to boost fresh potato consumption

    Growers and agronomists came together at AHDB’s Welsh Potato Day, held in Pembrokeshire, to discuss key challenges surrounding the potato industry.  Opening the discussion, Rebecca Hughes, consumer insight analyst, AHDB, brought the audience’s attention to consumer trends and how they impact on potatoes. Miss Hughes said: "Although earnings are on the up, there is still a large proportion of...

    22 January 2016

    Source: FG Insight

  • Take 5 with... Emma Kelcher, Next Generation potato farmer

    Getting Started spoke to Emma Kelcher, one of AHDB Potatoes’ Next Generation delegates. Emma told us about the future of the potato industry and why this is such an exciting industry to be part of.

    10 February 2016

    Source: FG Insight

  • Total exports reached better-than-expected 50,000 tonnes last year

    British seed exports to Egypt fell by six per cent during the last year following new last-minute tuber sizing restrictions.  Total exports, however, still reached 50,000 tonnes, with industry body AHDB Potatoes reporting that the season was better than expected. There had been fears that the last-minute changes to standards would damage British firms, as Egypt takes around 60 per cent of UK seed...

    4 February 2016

    Source: Fresh Produce Journal (Fruitnet)

  • North Norfolk farm scoops national potato award

    A north Norfolk family farm has been honoured with a national award in celebration of its potato growing. LF Papworth Ltd, based at Felmingham near North Walsham, scooped Potato Grower of the Year at the UK Grower Awards which celebrate the best of UK horticulture. The mixed farming business grows a wide range of crops including cereals, oilseed rape, sugar beet, potatoes, peas and beans - and...

    4 February 2016

    Source: North Norfolk News

  • Potato growers aim high with best practice workshop

    A group of potato growers are set to hear the latest cutting-edge advice on agronomy and marketing at a breakfast meeting next week. With potato prices under pressure, farmers need to get the most from their crops while keeping costs of production down, requiring attention to detail at every stage. “Potato yields have remained static for the past 30 years despite the development of new varieties...

    26 January 2016

    Source: Farming UK News