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It will be the middle of June before we see the first outdoor potato crop on the market.
By Eleanor McBennett on 24 May 2018
More demand for potatoes is creating a stronger tone in the market.
By Eleanor McBennett on 17 May 2018
With the 2018 season now extended by over three weeks due to delayed plantings, we should see a strong market for the remainder of the season.
By Eleanor McBennett on 10 May 2018
Some headway has been made on planting the 2018 potato crop, with early varieties now finished four weeks behind schedule.
By Eleanor McBennett on 02 May 2018
Pototo growers will need to plan their acreage to meet demand, as the late spring has moved the goalposts.
By Eleanor McBennett on 26 April 2018
Most reports are suggesting a minimum of two weeks delay at least in this season's potato plantings.
By Eleanor McBennett on 19 April 2018
The potato trade continues to remain positive, with buyers continuing to look for premium product.
By Eleanor McBennett on 12 April 2018
With the later planting season, it appears there may be very little main crop potatoes available until September.
By Eleanor McBennett on 05 April 2018
We have seen a spike in potato sales this week which is most welcome.
By Eleanor McBennett on 29 March 2018
This week sees growers from Carlow, Tipperary and Donegal discuss the progress of their spring field campaigns and review the condition of their winter crops so far this year.
By Stephen Robb on 29 March 2018
Indications suggest that the supply in the potato market is beginning to tighten.
By Eleanor McBennett on 22 March 2018
High-quality potatoes are becoming difficult to source, so we should see prices firming.
By Eleanor McBennett on 15 March 2018
Potato market remains very positive and freakish weather had the effect of firming prices.
By Eleanor McBennett on 08 March 2018
Potato consumption remains strong as the cold snap continues and those with quality stock find it easier to move their product.
By Eleanor McBennett on 15 February 2018
Many retail outlets are reporting an increase of up to 5% on last year’s potato sales.
By Eleanor McBennett on 01 February 2018
Farmgate prices for potatoes are stable and need to remain so as storage costs begin to mount.
By Eleanor McBennett on 25 January 2018
Overall, saleable yield of potatoes will be similar to last year.
By Eleanor McBennett on 18 January 2018
Positive market for traditional varieties including Kerrs Pink and Golden Wonder potatoes continues
By Eleanor McBennett on 11 January 2018
After the Christmas demand for potatoes, orders continue to remain reasonable this week.
By Eleanor McBennett on 04 January 2018
Anger among potato growers, as a number of retailers have discounted potatoes again this week as they jostle for customer footfall.
By Eleanor McBennett on 21 December 2017
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