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Direct-seed potatoes show no harvest hit

Low tillage potato trial showed no impact on yield and quality

January 30, 2021
The amount and quality of the potatoes coming off Chad Berry’s field last fall weren’t that much different from one side to the other, but one half came with a lot less tillage.
SkipTheDishes and McCain Talk Spud Sales Amidst Decreased Demand During COVID-19

SkipTheDishes and McCain Foods Talk Potato Sales in Canada During COVID-19

August 20, 2020
In celebration of National Potato Day and hard-working potato farmers across the country, Canada's largest food delivery app and the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products team up to provide consumption data.
McCain confirms Carberry layoffs

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.
Peak of the Market's Potahto Week Returns to Winnipeg February 21 - March 1

Peak of the Market's Potahto Week Returns to Winnipeg February 21 - March 1

January 11, 2020
Registration is now open for restaurants hoping to be crowned champion during the 3rd annual Potahto Week presented by Peak of the Market. The 10-day event challenges restaurants to put forward a signature dish made with Manitoba grown potatoes...
McCain Foods Announces 2018 Top Potato Growers at Annual Manitoba Awards Banquet

McCain Foods Announces 2018 Top Potato Growers at Annual Manitoba Awards Banquet

January 07, 2020
Annual event caps off 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2019 highlighted by CAD 75 Million in investments at facilities in Portage la Prairie and Carberry.
Clinical trial to focus on benefits of potato based resistant starch for healthy kidneys

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

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.
Rains keep Manitoba potato growers on edge

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.
La escasez de patatas de este año es una anomalía para Canadá

This Year's Lack Of Potatoes in Manitoba Is Described As An Anomaly

August 14, 2019
This Year's Lack Of Potatoes Is Described As An Anomaly
McCain Foods Portage la Prairie, Manitoba facility celebrated 40 years in business on April 15th with dignitaries joining McCain executives to officially open its new $10 million potato receiving area.

McCain Foods Portage la Prairie Facility Celebrates 40 Years in Business

April 30, 2019
On April 16, 2019, McCain Foods (Canada) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Portage la Prairie, Manitoba facility and also officially opened its new potato receiving area at a special ceremony hosted onsite at the potato processing facility.
Producers were reporting storage concerns this winter as they struggled with frost-damaged potatoes and extreme cold.

Expanding potato sector in Manitoba not stressing on seed, despite tight supplies

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.
Snow shuts down Simplot's Portage La Prairie potato processing plant

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.

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