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Potato News from Canada

McCain Foods Recognizes Guest Farms Ltd. As Champion Grower
Guest Farms Ltd. of Holmesville was named the 2018-2019 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Florenceville-Bristol during the 46th Annual McCain Growers’ Banquet held August 22.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
P.E.I. potato growers look to new varieties to help with climate change
Researchers are working on new varieties of potatoes that they hope will help growers on P.E.I. cope with the effects of climate change. Some of the newest varieties were at the Agriculture Canada research station in Harrington, P.E.I.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
HZPC Americas grows with new employees
Over the last two years, HZPC has built a new business development team for the North American market. Led by Mr. Jeff Scramlin, this team focuses efforts in the food service and retail sectors.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
McCain Foods to increase capacity of French Fry line in Florenceville, New Brunswick
McCain Foods Canada, a division of McCain Foods Limited, shared today the company’s plan to further invest CAD 12 Million dollars in its potato processing facility in the French fry capital of the world, Florenceville, New Brunswick.
Lethbridge College, Potato Growers Partner on Irrigation Study
A new study will dig deep into the soil to determine how watering and irrigation methods affect southern Alberta’s potato crops. The research project is a partnership. It is made possible through a grant from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
Farmers hoping for heavy rain as potato yields down.
'Extremely dry' summer making it difficult to get good crop, says potato board chairman.