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  • Growers, packers and processors pledge support for ‘One Voice’

    Supply chain leaders united at AHDB, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire 20 May, 2015 to back new ‘One Voice’ promotional messaging that was voted for by the potato industry. The message is simple, not only do potatoes taste great, they have some pretty impressive health credentials too. Pictured left to right: Phil Huggon (AHDB Potatoes); Kate Cox (AHDB Potatoes); Nick White (AHDB Potatoes); Henry...

    22 May 2015

  • Eastern counties’ potato industry gather to debate issues

    AHDB Potatoes’ recently appointed technical executive, Jenny Bashford, has been working closely with leading Lincolnshire producers QV Foods to develop the programme for one of GB’s leading potato technical events, the East Midlands Potato Day. Jenny enthuses, “If you grow potatoes, don’t miss this event! The East Midlands Potato Day, to be held at QV Foods farm in Lincolnshire, is AHDB Potatoes...

    22 May 2015

  • Investing in the future of agriculture

    AHDB-funded PhD students showcased their research at the second annual HGCA-Potato Council Student Symposium on 21 April 2015. Held in Essex at Throws Farm Technology Centre, 20 students funded by HGCA and Potato Council presented their work, ranging from understanding genetic control of important traits such as yield, disease resistance, or grain quality traits for milling; to improved...

    30 April 2015

  • Potato Council secures EU funding

    As part of Potato Council’s on-going commitment to reinvigorating the potato sector, director Rob Clayton today welcomed the EU Commission’s decision to approve 50% EU co-funding for an approximate £3.6m joint-venture information and promotion campaign to support potatoes in the British and Irish markets. Dr Clayton said of the decision: “I am delighted to see the EU recognition and financial...

    24 April 2015

  • Supporting potato trade with the Canaries

    Each year, large quantities of GB ware and seed are exported to the Canary Islands.  Potato Council’s head of seed and export, Rob Burns, updates on the current difficulties affecting this long established trade agreement.  “While no one knows the exact date of the potato's arrival in Europe, its entry point was probably Spain's Canary Islands, where traditional potato cuisine plays an important...

    22 April 2015