About Potato News Today

Dear folks,

I wish to welcome you to Potato News Today! Thank you for taking valuable time to visit here – I do hope you find it to be worth your while. We do our best to provide you with a daily-updated account of breaking news stories from around the world as these come to our attention. The site is published and maintained by me, Lukie Pieterse.

I left my own potato farming operation behind in South Africa 22 years ago when I decided to emigrate to Canada so that I could bring up my two beautiful young children in this wonderful civilized country in the cold North. I planted potatoes under drip irrigation for many years in South Africa – mainly on contract for all the major french fry and chip processors in that country at the time, including McCain, Frito-Lay, Heinz and others. Needless to say, but I did love potato farming then as passionately as I still do today… Notwithstanding the fact that I am now only able to “farm” in cyberspace, of course… 🙂

Over the years I wore many hats in the potato industry here in Canada and in several other countries around the world where I worked at times as a consultant with hands-on potato related projects, but also as an editor, a freelance writer, a blogger and an online news curator for several potato related magazines and websites.

I launched many potato related websites since I became a “netizen” during the advent of the Internet in 1996. Potato News Today was born in early 2014. I was asked in 2018 to function as Editor-in-Chief of a new print magazine aimed at the international potato community, Global Potato News. I am proud to say that the launch issue of the magazine was published in November 2018 – you can view the first issue online on the Global Potato News website.

Potato News Today is visited and viewed daily by many hundreds of potato industry folks from around the world. I do my best to find and post breaking – and for the most part sensible – potato related news stories 7 days a week on the site. Feel free to send along news stories and/or press releases from your region or country – I will get the word out as best I can!

I will no doubt be happy to hear from you if you might want to advertise your company or organization here on Potato News Today – contact me at any time to discuss details. The site is visited regularly (often daily) by many of our loyal potato followers in all important potato producing countries around the world.

We can also arrange for a news feed to your website – I can post relevant potato related news items to any website daily in order to keep it updated with new and relevant potato information on a regular basis. Please get in touch to discuss if this potential for your website. Here is an example of a website where I deliver a daily potato news feed.

Please get in touch? And spud greetings from eastern Canada!