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Potato News from Canada

Prince Edward Island potato farmers receive financial support to overcome wet and cold harvest of 2018
The Canadian government of the provincial government of Prince Edward Island are providing some additional help for Island farmers following the poor potato harvest of 2018, they announced at a farm in Pownal, P.E.I., Friday morning.
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