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The amount of potato in Finnish storages on the 15th of January was approximately 93000 tons according to an annual survey by Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). This is well below average but a little higher than last year. On the other hand, imports have been significantly smaller. This has resulted in storage levels depleting quite fast. You can check the figures on Luke's homepage....

Luonnosta will be visiting Fruit Logistica in Berlin. We'll take part in the potato evening at Hilton on Tuesday and the exhibition on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please, don't hesitate to contact Antti Kuusisto (+358 400 256 367) or Olga Andreeva (+358 40 709 4843) and agree on a meeting!...

The biggest supermarket chain in Finland, the cooperative S-chain, has announced a significant cut on sales prices of vegetables. The new prices are said to be up to 40 % lower than before. The chain has told the lower prices will be funded by better efficiency and lower margins. However, there is serious fear of price reductions among producers. Price cuts on vegetables are welcome as such, because it could lead to more consumption. Vegetables are already experiencing an upwards trend...

Finnish newspaper Maaseudun Tulevaisuus has published an article describing plans to use the soon to be closed underground mine in Pyhäjärvi, Finland for potato growing. Local development company and Natural Resources Institute Finland are planning projects to introduce hydroponic growing in the depths of the mine. The products would be valuable plant components and for example high value potatoes. Pyhäsalmi mine, operated by First Quantum Minerals, is the deepest working underground mine in Europe with lowest level below 1400 m....

Our fax number is no longer in use. The fax connection was shut down together with old telephone land lines. We decided not to buy a new connection, as the use of fax has been very limited during the recent years. We recommend using scanned images or photographs instead. For example a picture taken with a mobile phone can easily be sent to us by e-mail, message or Whatsapp. We apologize for any inconvenience!...

We wish you a merry Christmas! Our office will be closed on Boxing Day (Monday the 26th) and we'll be back at the office on Tuesday. ...

Recent statistics show that there was 15 % less potato in Finnish storages in the middle of October compared to long term averages. The yields varied a lot between regions with Southern Finland showing very good yields and Northern regions recording long-time lows. In the north Tyrnävä was an exception with normal or even very good yields. Good harvest in the south has pressed down the price level, even though the aggregate storage levels are low. It remains to be seen,...

Thank you all for the nice greetings and a great party in Kalajoki last week. It was nice to see so many partners together having fun. I hope everybody left the party smiling, just like we did!...

See You in Belgium at INTERPOM/PRIMEURS! Luonnosta will visit Interpom trade fair in Belgium. We will be present from Monday to Wednesday. Feel free to give us a call and let’s meet somewhere! Contact persons: Antti Kuusisto +358 400 256 367 and Kyösti Kinnunen +358 40 485 5812. ...