Daymer Ingredients Limited draw all customers and prospective customers attention to the following article on PotatoPro.com:

In Belgium, the continuing drought and especially the extreme heat is increasingly disastrous for the upcoming potato harvest and threatens to cause havoc for processors as well….

www.potatopro.com – drought-and-extreme-heat-disaster-harvest

According to Potatoes USA Chief Executive, Blair Richardson, global potato consumption continues to increase, reports Potatopro.com.

He cites an increase is eating out and global demand from new markets driving this growth.
  We also know that as a natural gluten free, low fat product, potato also delivers on other major global food trends.

This growth affects the potato starch industry as starch potatoes compete with standard potatoes for every hectare of land. With chipping and snack contracts falling short of global demand, farming capacity is at all time premium.

There is no expectation for this trend to reverse.

For more information, please see:

Potato Pro – US article


Germany faces potato shortage

October 17th, 2013 | Posted by jwlbrace in general update - (0 Comments)

Only 9.2 million tonnes of potatoes for Germany:

Dieter Tepel, president of the German potato trade union, emphasised that the potato branch is facing a tense situation in 2013. The consumer will also notice the consequences. The price of potatoes may be higher than in previous years, but compared to other European countries they are still relatively low in Germany.

Source: potatopro.com
Link: http://www.potatopro.com/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=8373