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German antitrust authorities have slapped two German potato and onion packing firms with a huge fine for conspiring to fix prices.

Agrico held its central general members’ meeting last week. At this well-attended meeting, the annual report 2016/2017 was discussed.

On Thursday 9 November Agrico opened its annual varieties and seedling show at its breeding and research centre Agrico Research in Bant.

On Thursday 14 September, Agrico participated in a rainy Potato Europe in Emmeloord.

The total consumption potato area in North-Western Europe, the NEPG area, has been estimated upon 578.821 ha, which is 4.6% more than last year and 8.3% more than the 5 years average. All 5 countries increased their potato area with Belgium on top with 5.4%. 

The total consumption potato area in North-Western Europe, the NEPG area, has been estimated upon 578.821 ha, which is 4.6% more than last year and 8.3% more than the 5 years average.

The modifications in Rucip 2017 focus strictly on the transfer of the European secretariat to Brussels and on the possibility of creating European lists of experts and arbitrators for countries without a National Rucip secretariat.

As of this January 1, the Rucip European Committee secretariat will effectively relocate from Paris to Brussels.

The seed potato crop now covers almost 80,000 ha in North-West Europe

The main countries producing seed potatoes are the Netherlands with 40,180 ha (unchanged compared to 2015), 20,023 ha in France (+3.2%), 15,912 ha in Germany (-2.4%) and 2,257 ha in Belgium (-9.2%)

Mahindra HZPC launches its state-of-the-art aeroponics facility in Mohali for early generation seed potato production

MHZPC, a 60/40 joint venture of Mahindra Agri Solutions Limited (MASL) and HZPC, has this month inaugurated its state-of-the-art aeroponics facility in Mohali, India.

In 2016/17, China’s fresh potato exports are forecast at 400,000 tons, up slightly on 2015/16’s 381,424 tons. Malaysia, Vietnam, and Russia are its top 3 export markets, accounting for over 65% of its total fresh potato exports in 2015/16.

China’s MY2016/17 fresh potato production is forecast to rise 3% to 100 million tons due to an expanded potato acreage and normal weather conditions in major producing areas, says the USDA in a new

Tesco says it will issue contracts worth £12 million over three years to help support British Agriculture and become the first UK retailer to introduce new long term contracts for potato growers an

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