The first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the world potato trade has just been published by Woodhead Publishing Ltd, of Cambridge, England.
Written by Dr. Joseph F. Guenthner of the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, the text explores all facets of the international potato industry.
The book covers everything from the history of the potato through to plant types and uses, production, consumption and demand to pricing.
Analyses are made of the trade in fresh potatoes, frozen, seed, fast-food, snack food and dehydrated potato industries. It provides up-to-date information for growers, processors, retailers, marketers, agricultural economists, fresh-produce brokers and traders as well as national and international planning agencies.
Guenthner, a professor of agriculture economics at the U of I, received his BS degree from the University of Wisconsin, MS from Montana State University, and a PhD from Washington State University.
He has published extensively in academic and trade journals. He was reared on a potato farm at Antigo, WI, and has been involved in the industry his entire life.
The book is available from Woodhead at Abington Hall, Abington, Cambridge, CB1 6AH, England. The publisher may also be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.