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Potato News from Canada

Cavendish Farms invests in potato breeding to deal with climate change
Cavendish Farms is working to develop potato varieties that can thrive in dry growing conditions on Prince Edward Island, says the company’s president Robert Irving.
Snow shuts down Simplot's Portage La Prairie potato processing plant
The build-up of snow and ice on the roof at Simplot's potato processing facility just west of Portage la Prairie in Manitoba, Canada has led to a shutdown.
FPS Food Process Solutions to Acquire Charlottetown Metal Products
Food Processing Solutions (FPS) is in the process of acquiring majority control of the Charlottetown Metal Products (CMP), subject to local government approval. Both companies supply processing equipment to the potato processing industry.
Monday, February 11, 2019
World Potato Congress launches Webinar Series
The World Potato Congress (WPC) is looking to increase its networking role for the global professional potato value chain, especially during the interval between congresses.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Developing sensors for potato farming
Ahmad Al-Mallahi, working at Dalhousie University since October as the McCain Research Chair and assistant professor in the Department of Engineering, is working on sensors and automation to make potato farming smarter.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Potato Processor Cavendish Farms imports millions of pounds of potatoes to P.E.I.
Prince Edward Island French Fry Manufacturer Cavendish Farms is importing a larger than usual amount of potatoes from other parts of Canada and the United States to make up for a local shortfall in supply.