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  • Education sponsorship opportunity

    Agriculture Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is looking for potato industry representatives to sponsor the Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) project, to help it continue and develop. Running since 2004, GYOP is a hands on initiative for primary aged children (5-11) and each year 15,000 growing kits are delivered into primary schools nationwide. The project educates more than 400,000 primary...

    9 September 2018

  • Storage preparation tips

    We have collated some tips and resources to help store managers during what is likely to be a challenging store loading period. If you have any further questions, please contact the Sutton Bridge Storage advice line on 0800 02 82 111 Resources: Download: Our new Store Managers Guide (updated 2018) here Download or order: An updated disease and defect identification poster here Article: Store...

    31 August 2018

  • Potatoes fight back!

    ​Despite recent reports to the contrary the British consumer still loves the potato! This week, reports surfaced that 'potato consumption is down 5%'. This is simply not the case. The latest figures from Kantar WorldPanel, which covers data from all retailers, shows a 2.6% rise in consumption of potatoes since 2015. Pro-potato media coverage: Nonetheless, one positive from the 'news' that potato...

    24 August 2018

  • The ‘Next Generation’ visit McCain for field to fork experience

    AHDB Potatoes ‘Next Generation’ tour got underway in Yorkshire last week, as the third in-take of aspiring industry leaders spent the day exploring Scarborough on a processing focussed trip to McCain.  Demonstrating quality crop; the day incorporated the crop production processes at local potato seed and ware growers, James Stockdale Ltd (‘Stockdales’), before a tour of the McCain facilities. The...

    21 June 2018

  • Future potato leaders begin AHDB programme

    AHDB potatoes launched the third in-take of leadership development scheme the ‘Next Generation’ programme at its Warwickshire Headquarters in May. The group of 14 will complete nine comprehensive business and technical days over the course of a year that will provide exposure to the whole supply chain. The participants are drawn from all sectors of the industry and from across Great Britain. The...

    16 May 2018