Latest Potato News

22 January 2021

Many sectors have not seen much pick-up in demand from the week previous. As retail markets work through remnants of Christmas stocks, there is hope some demand creation could be seen soon.

22 January 2021

With free movement of labour ending on 31 December 2020, food and farming sectors, particularly horticulture, could be facing a huge challenge to source labour in the coming months.

22 January 2021

GB grower held potato stocks, as at the end of November 2020, are estimated to total 3.27Mt. This is up 12.5% (363Kt) from 2019 and 4.7% (147Kt) to the 5-year average (2015-2019).

21 January 2021

Last week, HMRC released the November trade figures - here is a round up of what they showed.

20 January 2021

The Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) Programme will go ahead as planned in 2021 with the support of the potato industry.

18 January 2021

The latest information on the first stage of our governance changes

15 January 2021

Knowing your breakeven point is important to both a free-buy grower and a contracted grower. The potato market is notoriously volatile with huge yearly peaks and troughs making it hard to plan long-term profitability.

15 January 2021

Prices remain firm in the packing market as restrictions tighten across the UK.

15 January 2021

Free movement of labour between the UK and EU ended on 31 December. The UK Government has started to operate a new points-based immigration system. This system treats migrant workers from the EU and rest of the world the same. In this article we review what this mean for agriculture and horticulture, with suggestions on the action businesses should be taking now.

15 January 2021

In this week’s blog, AHDB’s head of export trade development for potatoes Patrick Hughes examines the issues around gaining third country listed status for seed potatoes and what the industry might do if a resolution is not reached.

14 January 2021

Business Improvement Groups are a great way for farmers to get together and support each other to help improve the profitability of their businesses, with the use of Farmbench to implement change being a topic of discussion in a recent AHDB podcast.

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