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IFA President Joe Healy has called on consumers and retailers to support Irish potato growers. He said the Irish potato industry is an important indigenous sector worth €80m at farm gate. 500 growers plant over 8,000 hectares annually.

With storm Lorenzo looming some growers are feeling the pressure as harvest conditions continue to deteriorate across the country, following heavy rain over the weekend. Supplies have temporarily tightened as growers struggle to get crops out of the ground, however, there is strong market demand for any produce available. Again, reports indicate that yields are […]

Harvesting of main crop Rooster finally resumed in Donegal last week after the dry spell of weather. Harvest appears to be mainly on track for this time of the year around the country. Growers are reminded not to rule out supplying the peeling market with any material that is not fit for the wholesale market. […]

Dryer weather this week is welcomed by areas where harvesting conditions are problematic, particularly Donegal. This dry period will hopefully aid the digging of the main Rooster crop. National Potato Day takes place on October 4th this year. National Potato Day encourages consumers to purchase Irish potatoes and growers are encouraged to support any events […]

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