Grimme Bets Big on Growing Potato Acreage in China

Potato and beet equipment manufacturer Grimme has placed a $14.5 million bet on growth plans for potato cropping in China by building its first manufacturing plant there.

The parent company of Spudnik Equipment Co. LLC., based in Blackfoot, Idaho, sees Chinese government plans to double the size of the crop from 12 million to 24 million acres by 2020 as a prime opportunity for expansion.

Company head Franz Grimme, the fourth generation to run the…

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