Canadian Potato Crop Update June 24 2020
July 16, 2020
The Canadian Potato Crop is in the 'growing stage'. There is a recurring theme from coast to coast: It is dry – the crop is not suffering yet because
it is in the early stages of development but does need rain soon.
7 things to know about P.E.I.'s 'new' potatoes
July 14, 2020
New potatoes are a veggie lover's early-summer dream — the tender little spuds, some around the size of golf balls, others the size of a crabapple, melt in your mouth when steamed, buttered and lightly seasoned. Heaven. And they're now popping up at roadside stands across P.E.I.
Sustainable Produce Packaging Continues to Impress
June 22, 2020
EarthFresh launches new Biobased Mesh Packaging for Baby Potatoes and Baby Sweet Potatoes.
The World Potato Congress Inc. Announces Three New Directors to its Board
June 10, 2020
Romain Cools, President, and CEO of the World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) announces the appointment of three new Directors to its Board effective July 1, 2020: Dr. Nigel Crump, Australia, and Mrs. Elven Huang, China, both former WPC International Advisors, and Mr. Bret Nedrow, USA.
Planting Update May 28, 2020
May 29, 2020
Many Canadian Potato growers have been dealing with a difficult two months with an unexpected supply of processing potatoes as a result of decreased sales of French fries, as sit-down restaurants shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Pandemic Halts Global Trade of Potatoes and Cereals Creating a Food Security Challenge
May 13, 2020
COVID-19 has shaken the whole world-impacting society and the global economy similar to the effect of a world war.
McCain confirms Carberry layoffs
May 13, 2020
McCain Foods confirmed that layoffs have occurred at its Carberry potato processing plant in an email sent by the company to the Sun on Wednesday.
P.E.I. announces CAD 4.7M to tackle potato surplus related to COVID-19 market conditions
May 01, 2020
'This will help to ensure no product is lost so that farmers are in a good position for the 2020 growing season'
Plummeting french fry sales has potato growers re-evaluating
April 28, 2020
Restaurant closures have slashed demand although ‘chip sales have been great,’. French fry sales are down across North America as tens of thousands of restaurants have closed during COVID-19, which means the potato industry has to adapt quickly.
McCain Foods Donates 20 Million Pounds of Potatoes to Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic
April 16, 2020
McCain Foods announced a donation of up to 20-million pounds of potato products to support Food Banks Canada, Second Harvest, and other local food security organizations across the country.
Layoffs expected at P.E.I.'s Cavendish Farms because of coronavirus
April 14, 2020
Cavendish farms haven’t laid off any staff yet because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), but a spokeswoman for the company says short-term layoffs are expected.
Québec Parmentier announces merger with Patate-Saint-Ambroise
April 08, 2020
Québec Parmentier merges with Patate-Saint-Ambroise of Saguenay. The joint announcement was made by Pierre Chouinard, Chief Executive Officer of Québec Parmentier and Mathieu Bouchard, President of Patate-Saint-Ambroise.