Producers were reporting storage concerns this winter as they struggled with frost-damaged potatoes and extreme cold.
April 29, 2019
Manitoba’s potato sector is gearing up to supply an expanding industry but seed supplies will be tight after a tough harvest last season. A number of producers are planning capital upgrades to keep up with the rise in demand.
Allan Potato Equipment Manufacturing orders seven Scotts Evolution cleaners
April 26, 2019
UK vegetable harvesting and handling equipment manufacturer, Scotts Precision Manufacturing, is celebrating after receiving its biggest ever order from Canada.
New Partnership Brings Major Agricultural Trade Show to Grand Falls, NB
April 09, 2019
A New Brunswick-grown industry partnership will see Grand Falls host an all-new edition of the major farming trade show AgriExpo this summer.
EarthFresh Farms Announces New Office, Potato Packing Plant and Distribution Center in Atlanta, Georgia
April 02, 2019
EarthFresh Farms announces their expansion into the Southeastern USA with an advanced technological packing plant and distribution center in Atlanta, GA.
Pressure continues on supply of PEI potatoes
March 26, 2019
Supplies of potatoes from Canada’s Prince Edward Island province are very tight.
Cavendish Farms invests in potato breeding to deal with climate change
March 05, 2019
Cavendish Farms is working to develop potato varieties that can thrive in dry growing conditions on Prince Edward Island, says the company’s president Robert Irving.
Snow shuts down Simplot's Portage La Prairie potato processing plant
February 22, 2019
The build-up of snow and ice on the roof at Simplot's potato processing facility just west of Portage la Prairie in Manitoba, Canada has led to a shutdown.
FPS Food Process Solutions to Acquire Charlottetown Metal Products
February 11, 2019
Food Processing Solutions (FPS) is in the process of acquiring majority control of the Charlottetown Metal Products (CMP), subject to local government approval. Both companies supply processing equipment to the potato processing industry.
World Potato Congress launches Webinar Series
February 07, 2019
The World Potato Congress (WPC) is looking to increase its networking role for the global professional potato value chain, especially during the interval between congresses.
Developing sensors for potato farming
February 05, 2019
Ahmad Al-Mallahi, working at Dalhousie University since October as the McCain Research Chair and assistant professor in the Department of Engineering, is working on sensors and automation to make potato farming smarter.
Potato Processor Cavendish Farms imports millions of pounds of potatoes to P.E.I.
February 04, 2019
Prince Edward Island French Fry Manufacturer Cavendish Farms is importing a larger than usual amount of potatoes from other parts of Canada and the United States to make up for a local shortfall in supply.
W.P. Griffin launches Potato Cuisine Microwaveable Mini Potatoes with Spices from around the World
January 27, 2019
Potato company W.P. Griffin Inc. is launching 'Potato Cuisine' Microwaveable Mini Potatoes with selected spices from around the world: quick and convenient potato trays that take only 6 minutes to prepare in the microwave.
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