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Potato News from Manitoba

Old Dutch borrows Restaurant Flavours for their Double Dutch™ Thick Ripple Appetizers Chips
Old Dutch Foods developed a range of new Chips flavour profiles: Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders, Buffalo Wing and Blue Cheese Dip, Calamari & Tzatziki Sauce, and Burstin' Onion. The fact that these sound like your favourite restaurant appetizer menu is no accident.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Dan Sawatzky, manager, Keystone Potato Growers Association Inc (courtesy Allan Dawson)
McCain Foods still hasn’t settled on the volume of potatoes it wants Manitoba processing potato growers to produce this year, even though planting is just weeks away.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Canola 101
Canola oil is widely regarded as heart-healthy and versatile by health professionals and chefs, but some consumers may not understand why – or know what canola is in the first place.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
McCain Foods: Manitoba highest-cost processing potato producer in North America
Manitoba potato farmers could face steeper cuts in contracted potato production unless they can become more cost competitive with other areas of North America, a senior official with McCain Foods says.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Potato prices are expected to rise with this year’s average crop, ?bringing them back in line with the cost of production
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
McCain Foods (Canada) french fry plant in Portage la Prairie is planning some upgrades ahead this summer.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
A shortage of locally grown processing potatoes is threatening to make the Canadian province of Manitoba an importer of spuds for the first time in more than two decades and will lead to production cuts in at least one local processing plant.
Monday, January 30, 2012
McCain Foods (Canada) honoured it's Central Plains potato producers at a dinner November 23 in Portage la Prairie. During the annual Growers Banquet, the Top 10 growers for the year were named. Anton Wiebe Ltd. was named the 2011 McCain champion pota...
Thursday, November 24, 2011
 McCain Foods
McCain Foods is laying off about 10 per cent of its workforce in Portage la Prairie this fall and Manitoba potato producers are expecting a leaner crop year.About 40 people out of a workforce of about 400 at McCain's in Portage are expected to be laid ...
Saturday, May 8, 2010
 McCain Foods
McCain Foods (Canada) was recognized for its environmental leadership and energy conservation achievements at an awards dinner in Toronto on Nov. 24. The company received the award for its energy recovery system at its potato processing plant in Carber...
Wednesday, November 25, 2009