About Potato News Today

Dear Reader,

I wish to welcome you to Potato News Today! Thank you for taking the time to visit. On this site you will find a daily updated account of breaking news stories from around the World of Potatoes. This site 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 Canada. Over the years I wore many hats in the potato industry here in Canada and abroad – producing, editing and managing several potato related websites amongst others. I launched Potato News Today in early 2014.

On Potato News Today I publish summaries and full releases of breaking global news stories related to the international potato industry. I post these in 5 European languages on the site: English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish. You will find the latest news in English 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. You will also find us on Twitter: @potatonewstoday

I do hope that you enjoy reading Potato News Today. I have always been passionate about everything potatoes, and believe that you are too – 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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