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McCain Foods Commits $75 Million to Manitoba Production Facilities
November 26, 2018
McCain Foods (Canada) announced infrastructure
investments totaling $75 million for its Portage la Prairie and Carberry, Manitoba facilities. The
investments further strengthen the company’s potato processing presence in Western Canada.
McCain Foods Canada awards the Top Potato Growers for its Manitoba Plants
November 15, 2018
McCain Foods (Canada) announced Bailey Farms as 2017 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Manitoba plants during the annual Growers’ Appreciation Banquet.
Manitoba faces a potato shortage as 8 percent of acreage goes unharvested
November 14, 2018
Manitoba, the second largest potato growing province in Canada, has a potato shortage as 8 percent of its acreage goes unharvested.
Manitoba Potato Growers Cautiously Optimistic
October 16, 2018
This year has been a difficult one for potato producers in the Portage region. Shifting weather extremes have made both growing and harvesting difficult at times.
The next frontier: potato and precision agriculture
May 01, 2018
Potato cultivation has a number of quirks that make it both a prime candidate for precision agriculture and a little different than other crops
J.R. Simplot announces major expansion of its Manitoba Potato Processing operations
February 15, 2018
Yesterday the Manitoba government and Agribusiness J.R. Simplot Company (Simplot) announced a major investment and expansion in the company’s Manitoba-based potato processing operations near Portage la Prairie.
McCain Foods recognizes Fiskel Farms as Champion Potato Grower for its Manitoba Plants
November 12, 2017
Fiskel Farms of Carberry, Manitoba was named the McCain 2016 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Manitoba plants during the annual Growers’ Appreciation Banquet held at Canad Inns in Portage la Prairie.
Dicamba drift a new danger for potato growers
May 07, 2017
Soybean producers are gearing up to plant soybeans that are tolerant to both glyphosate and dicamba herbicides. Potato growers should be aware that both glyphosate and dicamba drift can cause irreparable damage in neighbouring potato crops
Government of Canada Helps Expand Markets for Canadian Potatoes
March 27, 2017
The Canadian Horticultural Council has received over $274,000 in Growing Forward 2 funding to help expand markets for Canadian potatoes.
Swansfleet Alliance named Top Potato Grower for the McCain Manitoba Plants
December 03, 2016
Swansfleet Alliance of Treherne and Bruxelles was named the Top Potato Grower for the McCain Foods Manitoba plants during the annual Growers’ Banquet held in November in Carberry MB, Canada
Late blight detected in a Western Manitoba Potato Crop
July 19, 2016
Manitoba's first case of late blight for the year was found in a western Manitoba field over the weekend.
Manitoba potato acres projected to fall
April 24, 2016
Potato acres are expected to fall in Manitoba this spring, as french fry companies cut back on process potato contracts.
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