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Potato News from Canada

Frost ends Manitoba potato harvest
Frost last week ended Manitoba’s potato harvest, leaving thousands of acres undug. It’s the second year wet soils prevented potato farmers from getting all the crop off before heavy frost ruined it.
Friday, November 8, 2019
McCain Foods (Canada) expands Grand Falls facility with Formed Potato Specialty line
Earlier this week, Potato Processor McCain Foods (Canada) announced the company will invest CAD 80 million towards the creation of a new Formed Potato Specialty production line to expand its existing french fry plant in Grand Falls, NB.
Potato shortage looms on Prairies
Potato processing plants in Manitoba and Alberta may not run at full capacity this winter. About 20,000 acres of potatoes were in the ground in Manitoba as of the middle of October, and growers needed two weeks of favourable weather to harvest the crop.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Greg Donald appointed to board of World Potato Congress
World Potato Congress recently announced that Greg Donald has joined its Board of Directors. Greg Donald has been the General Manager of the PEI Potato Board since 2009.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Frozen Potato Processing Plant of Cavendish Farms in Alberta oficially open
Cavendish Farms’ newest plant is officially open for business. The announcement was made at a ceremony held today at the new Lethbridge frozen potato processing facility.
Rains keep Manitoba potato growers on edge
Manitoba potato growers are hoping the 2019 harvest isn’t a repeat of 2018. Harvest has been delayed in many areas after 50 to 125 millimetres of rain has fallen since Sept. 20.
Monday, September 30, 2019