About Potato News Today

Dear Visitor,

I wish to welcome you to Potato News Today! Thank you for taking the time to visit – I do hope you find it to be worth your while. Here you will find a daily-updated account of breaking news stories from around the world. 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. Needless to say, I loved farming then and still do now.

Over the years I wore many hats in the potato industry here in Canada and several countries abroad where I worked as consultant for hands-on potato related projects, and also as editor, freelance writer, blogger and online news curator in North America and Europe. 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.

If you wish to receive instant updates as we publish these on Potato News Today, please activate the Follow button in the menu on the right, and an email with a brief summary of each news item will then be emailed directly to you as soon as I post it here.

We will be happy to hear from you if your company or organization wish to advertise on Potato News Today – contact us at any time to discuss details. Feel free to get in touch!

Spud greetings from eastern Canada,

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