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Investment sizzles as potato demand grows

After years of flat demand, North America’s potato industry is enjoying a wave of investment.
 In early May, McCain Foods announced a $200 million expansion of its processing plant in Burley, Idaho.
 That comes on the heels of a...

26-05-2017

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Indian potato seed company receives $4.6m investment

Bengaluru-based potato seeds firm Utkal Tubers India Pvt. Ltd has raised around USD $4.6 million from Zephyr Peacock India Fund and CapAleph Indian Millennium SME Fund, according to a media report. “We have taken a controlling interest with this...

26-05-2017

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Peru is Latin America's largest producer of potatoes

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) stated that Peru had become the main producer of potatoes in Latin America. Peru produces more than 4.6 million metric tons of potato, and its followed by Brazil with 3.5 million metric tons,...

26-05-2017

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