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Potato News from Manitoba

Potahto Week Returns to Winnipeg February 23 - March 3
Registration is now open for restaurants hoping to be crowned champion during the 2nd annual Potahto Week in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
McCain Foods in Manitoba prepares for 40th Anniversary Celebrations in 2019
Beginning in the New Year, McCain Foods (Canada) will celebrate 40 years of sustained operation and investment in Manitoba together with employees, growers and neighbours in the local communities where it operates: Carberry and Portage la Prairie.
McCain Foods Commits $75 Million to Manitoba Production Facilities
McCain Foods (Canada) announced infrastructure investments totaling $75 million for its Portage la Prairie and Carberry, Manitoba facilities. The investments further strengthen the company’s potato processing presence in Western Canada.
McCain Foods Canada awards the Top Potato Growers for its Manitoba Plants
McCain Foods (Canada) announced Bailey Farms as 2017 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Manitoba plants during the annual Growers’ Appreciation Banquet.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Manitoba faces a potato shortage as 8 percent of acreage goes unharvested
Manitoba, the second largest potato growing province in Canada, has a potato shortage as 8 percent of its acreage goes unharvested.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Manitoba Potato Growers Cautiously Optimistic
This year has been a difficult one for potato producers in the Portage region. Shifting weather extremes have made both growing and harvesting difficult at times.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
The next frontier: potato and precision agriculture
Potato cultivation has a number of quirks that make it both a prime candidate for precision agriculture and a little different than other crops
J.R. Simplot announces major expansion of its Manitoba Potato Processing operations
Yesterday the Manitoba government and Agribusiness J.R. Simplot Company (Simplot) announced a major investment and expansion in the company’s Manitoba-based potato processing operations near Portage la Prairie.
McCain Foods recognizes Fiskel Farms as Champion Potato Grower for its Manitoba Plants
Fiskel Farms of Carberry, Manitoba was named the McCain 2016 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Manitoba plants during the annual Growers’ Appreciation Banquet held at Canad Inns in Portage la Prairie.
Dicamba drift a new danger for potato growers
Soybean producers are gearing up to plant soybeans that are tolerant to both glyphosate and dicamba herbicides. Potato growers should be aware that both glyphosate and dicamba drift can cause irreparable damage in neighbouring potato crops