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Potato News from Manitoba

Governments of Manitoba and Canada invest in new Potato, Sweet Potato and Carrot research site
The Governments of Canada and Manitoba have invested more than $210,000 in a new vegetable research site near Winkler, focused on improving yields, developing new varieties and creating opportunities for potato, sweet potato and carrot growers.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Late blight detected in a Western Manitoba Potato Crop
Manitoba's first case of late blight for the year was found in a western Manitoba field over the weekend.
Manitoba potato acres projected to fall
Potato acres are expected to fall in Manitoba this spring, as french fry companies cut back on process potato contracts.
Ron Offutt highlights the contribution of strong partnerships to his international success
Ron Offutt, founder and Chairman Emeritus of the R. D. Offutt Company, the United States’ largest producer of potatoes, spoke about his business success on the final day of Manitoba Potato Production Days in Brandon on January 28.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
McCain Foods Canada investments in Carberry plant supported by government
Local and Federal Government (Manitoba, Canada) have announced an investment of nearly $380,000 for the McCain Foods potato processing plant in Carberry to increase efficiency, reduce waste and support the sustainable growth of Manitoba’s potato industry. The governments’ investment represents half of the total equipment cost.
French Fry Industry Canada
While the rest of the agriculture sector nervously eyes the oil melt-down, the french fry industry in Canada might actually be poised for a comeback
Potato Processing Deals Reached in Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick
Potato Producers Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick all have reached a deal with the French Fry manufacturers.
Colorado Potato Beetle insecticide resistance spreading west
It should come as no surprise to Prairie potato growers that Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) insecticide resistance is increasing.
Monday, February 23, 2015
The economic impact of the potato industry in Manitoba
The economic importance of the Manitoba Potato Industry comes to light in a study prepared by Informa Economics, The Economic Contributions of the Manitoba Potato Complex.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Dan Sawatzky, Keystone Potato Producers Association
Keystone Potato Producers Association based in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, has yet to complete negotiations with Simplot Canada II over a contract for 2014 production.