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Potato News from Canada

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
Crop and Market Report June 18, 2019
Report from the UPGC Board of Directors Meeting held in conjunction with the Crop Transition Conference in Minneapolis
A tractor and plow turning sod in a field in Huntley prior to conditions turning wet. Conditions are putting planting season behind schedule. (Courtesy: Eric McCarthy | Journal Pioneer)
Soggy weather already setting Prince Edward Island potato crop behind. Farmers are hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2018 season.
Japanese snack manufacturer Calbee to test proprietary EnWave REV™ dehydration technology
EnWave Corporation just announced it had signed Commercial License and Equipment Purchase Agreements with Calbee Inc., a leading Japan-based company engaged in the manufacturing and sales of snack confectionary, bakery food and cereal food.
McCain Foods Portage la Prairie, Manitoba facility celebrated 40 years in business on April 15th with dignitaries joining McCain executives to officially open its new $10 million potato receiving area.
On April 16, 2019, McCain Foods (Canada) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Portage la Prairie, Manitoba facility and also officially opened its new potato receiving area at a special ceremony hosted onsite at the potato processing facility.
Producers were reporting storage concerns this winter as they struggled with frost-damaged potatoes and extreme cold.
Manitoba’s potato sector is gearing up to supply an expanding industry but seed supplies will be tight after a tough harvest last season. A number of producers are planning capital upgrades to keep up with the rise in demand.