Potatoes cockpit, 04.10.2019

This year again brought us only weak returns. Despite a large area expansion, only a below-average crop comes together. However, there is heated debate in the industry about this area expansion of at least 10% to 276,000 hectares. The increase in space is said to have taken place mainly in North Rhine-Westphalia and is incomprehensible to the market participants at this level. Finally, farmers...

Expert Opinion: 

The German potato harvest in 2019 is estimated by the Ministry of Agriculture at 10.4 million tons. This is 1.5 million tons more than in the previous year, when only 8.9 million tons came together but about 280,000 tons less than the five-year average. This would provide sufficient quantities...