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Potato News from Canada

Canadian Potato crop 2019: acreage and status mid July
Statistics Canada has published an estimate of the potato acreage for 2019. An update on the current condition of the crop was provided by United Potato Growers Canada.
McCain Announces a Partnership with NUGGS
McCain Foods, the global leader in frozen french fries, potato specialties and appetizers, announces a new strategic partnership and lead investment in NUGGS, a New York based start-up.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
New sweet potato variety could appeal to Canadian growers
The idea was straightforward: develop a sweet potato variety that could be adapted across Canada so the country could grow more sweet potatoes rather than rely on imports.
McDonald’s reveals the damage of Raptors’ historic run: more than 2.5 million free french fries
McDonald’s restaurants in Ontario gave away more than half a million orders of free french fries during the Toronto Raptors 2019 NBA playoffs run, the company said Monday, after tallying the final numbers for its runaway promotion.
Food Policy for Canada: 'Everyone at the Table!'
Government of Canada announces the first-ever Food Policy for Canada.
Friday, June 28, 2019
United Potato Growers of Canada  Planting Update May 28, 2019
Kevin MacIsaac, General Manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada offers an overview of the potato situation in Canada based on a Planting Update Call of May 28, 2019: Cold and wet in the East; Slightly behind but dry in the West