Seed supply could hamper 2019 EU potato area
The lack of potato seed could potentially limit the expected increase in the area planted in the EU's top five potato-producing countries in 2019.
Farmers voice anger over Boortmalt seed contract changes
At an IFA meeting held in Bunclody, Co Wexford, on Wednesday night, seed growers for Boortmalt expressed their frustration over changes made to this year's contracts.
€856,000 funding for sustainable crop research
Irish scientists researching more efficient potato, wheat and bean breeding have received combined EU and Government grants.
No-deal Brexit to increase price of chips
Under a no-deal Brexit, a WTO rate tariff on potato imports from the UK would likely lead to an increase in price of chips.