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Potato News from New Brunswick

McCain Foods (Canada) expands Grand Falls facility with Formed Potato Specialty line
Earlier this week, Potato Processor McCain Foods (Canada) announced the company will invest CAD 80 million towards the creation of a new Formed Potato Specialty production line to expand its existing french fry plant in Grand Falls, NB.
McCain Foods Recognizes Guest Farms Ltd. As Champion Grower
Guest Farms Ltd. of Holmesville was named the 2018-2019 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Florenceville-Bristol during the 46th Annual McCain Growers’ Banquet held August 22.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
McCain Foods to increase capacity of French Fry line in Florenceville, New Brunswick
McCain Foods Canada, a division of McCain Foods Limited, shared today the company’s plan to further invest CAD 12 Million dollars in its potato processing facility in the French fry capital of the world, Florenceville, New Brunswick.
New Partnership Brings Major Agricultural Trade Show to Grand Falls, NB
A New Brunswick-grown industry partnership will see Grand Falls host an all-new edition of the major farming trade show AgriExpo this summer.
McCain Foods Recognizes Les Fermes FC Daigle As Champion Grower; a 42 year partnership
Les Fermes FC Daigle Inc. of Drummond was named the 2017-2018 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Grand Falls, New Brunswick. The Daigle family has been contracting with McCain Foods for 42 years
Monday, September 10, 2018
McCain Foods Recognizes Carl Crandlemire As Champion Grower; a 28 year partnership
Carl Crandlemire was named the 2017-2018 McCain Champion Potato Grower for Florenceville-Bristol, NB.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Mahindra & Mahindra joins McCain and Monsanto as investor in Big Data company Resson
Resson, a predictive analytics company for the agricultural industry, welcomed Mahindra & Mahindra as a strategic partner, joining existing strategic partners, which include McCain Foods and Monsanto Growth Ventures.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
New Brunswick Seed Potato Farmers named Atlantic's 2018 Outstanding Young Farmers
Seed Potato Farmers Robert Anderson and Jill Ebbett of East Glassville, New Brunswick (Canada) were named Atlantic’s Outstanding Young Farmers
New potato varieties could improve taste of French fries
Potato growers and industry members gathered in Fredericton for the Potato Selection Release Open House on Wednesday to learn what new varieties are available for trial that could improve yields and taste – including the varieties used to make French fries.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Lunchtime is over for the Colorado potato beetle
Chemicals in the leaves of potato plants, produced naturally by the plant, may hold the key to a new way to control Colorado potato beetles - a major pest for potato growers.
Saturday, January 13, 2018