About Potato News Today

Dear Visitor,

I wish to welcome you to Potato News Today! Thank you for taking the 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 emigrated to Canada. I planted potatoes mainly on contract for the major processors in that country. Needless to say, I loved potato farming and the industry then as much as I still do today…

Over the years I wore many hats in the potato industry here in Canada and other countries where I worked as consultant for hands-on potato related projects, and also as editor, freelance writer, blogger and online news curator here in cyberspace. I launched Potato News Today in early 2014, and was recently asked to function as Editor-in-Chief of a new print magazine aimed at the international potato community, Global Potato News.

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We will be happy to hear from you if you might want to advertise your company or organization here on Potato News Today – contact us at any time to discuss details. The site is visited regularly by many of our loyal potato followers in all important potato producing countries around the world. Feel free to get in touch!

Spud greetings from eastern Canada,