Clinical trial to focus on benefits of potato based resistant starch for healthy kidneys
December 03, 2019
A study initiated at the University of Manitoba will look into the potential benefits of the consumption of (potato-based) resistant starch on renal (kidneys) health
Frost ends Manitoba potato harvest
November 08, 2019
Frost last week ended Manitoba’s potato harvest, leaving thousands of acres undug.
It’s the second year wet soils prevented potato farmers from getting all the crop off before heavy frost ruined it.
McCain Foods (Canada) expands Grand Falls facility with Formed Potato Specialty line
November 08, 2019
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.
Potato shortage looms on Prairies
October 31, 2019
Potato processing plants in Manitoba and Alberta may not run at full capacity this winter. About 20,000 acres of potatoes were in the ground in Manitoba as of the middle of October, and growers needed two weeks of favourable weather to harvest the crop.
Greg Donald appointed to board of World Potato Congress
October 21, 2019
World Potato Congress recently announced that Greg Donald has joined its Board of Directors. Greg Donald has been the General Manager of the PEI Potato Board since 2009.
Frozen Potato Processing Plant of Cavendish Farms in Alberta oficially open
October 03, 2019
Cavendish Farms’ newest plant is officially open for business. The announcement was made at a ceremony held today at the new Lethbridge frozen potato processing facility.
Rains keep Manitoba potato growers on edge
September 30, 2019
Manitoba potato growers are hoping the 2019 harvest isn’t a repeat of 2018. Harvest has been delayed in many areas after 50 to 125 millimetres of rain has fallen since Sept. 20.
More bad weather? Potato farmers will take a rain check
September 28, 2019
Greg Donald, general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board, says he hopes potato fields will be able to absorb a lot of the moisture from Tuesday's rain. Island potato farmers are hoping Tuesday's heavy rain isn't a sign of things to come.
Canadian Potato Crop Report September 11, 2019
September 20, 2019
The United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) has released its most recent Canadian Potato Crop Report.
Thomas Fresh launches a line of Alberta grown potatoes
September 19, 2019
Canadian potato grower, shipper and packer Thomas Fresh launches a unique line of Alberta grown potatoes
McCain Foods Recognizes Guest Farms Ltd. As Champion Grower
September 04, 2019
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.
P.E.I. potato growers look to new varieties to help with climate change
September 04, 2019
Researchers are working on new varieties of potatoes that they hope will help growers on P.E.I. cope with the effects of climate change. Some of the newest varieties were at the Agriculture Canada research station in Harrington, P.E.I.