About Potato News Today

Dear Reader,

I wish to welcome you to the Potato News Today web site! Thank you for taking the time to visit the site. On this site you will find a no-frills, no-nonsense account of breaking potato news stories from around the world. This site (or blog, as some might call it) is published and maintained by me, Lukie Pieterse. I left my own potato farming operation behind in South Africa 21 years ago when I decided to emigrate to beautiful Canada for the sake of my two young children’s future. But, since potatoes always was – and still is – the love of my life, I had to find some kind of substitute. The internet came as close as I could manage, and over the years since 1996 I created, edited and managed many potato related websites, Potato News Today being one of them. 

On Potato News Today I publish summaries of breaking global news stories and press releases related to the international potato industry – as well as links to the original online sources of these stories. I post these in 5 different languages on the site: English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish. You will find the latest news on this page.

I source hundreds of online news sources daily to find sensible and relevant news stories for publication on the site. If you wish to receive an email alert every time I post a new story to the site, activate the Follow button at the top of the right hand menu, please. An email with a brief summary of the news item and a link to the post will then be sent to your email address.

I will be happy to hear from you if you, your company or organization have potato industry press releases or any information of interest to potato industry folks that you wish to see published on Potato News Today – please get in touch, or add me to your mailing list.

If you might be interested in outsourcing a potato consultation project, or if your company might want to include a customized potato newsfeed similar to this blog, please contact me at lukie5555@gmail.com to discuss options. I will be most happy to listen to your information needs and I am sure we will find a way to accommodate your needs!

I hope you enjoy reading Potato News Today! Feel free to get in touch with me at any time… My resume can be found here (pdf file)

With kind wishes from Canada,

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