McCain Foods Canada investments in Carberry plant supported by government
January 03, 2016
Local and Federal Government (Manitoba, Canada) have announced an investment of nearly $380,000 for the McCain Foods potato processing plant in Carberry to increase efficiency, reduce waste and support the sustainable growth of Manitoba’s potato industry. The governments’ investment represents half of the total equipment cost.
French Fry Industry Canada
July 15, 2015
While the rest of the agriculture sector nervously eyes the oil melt-down, the french fry industry in Canada might actually be poised for a comeback
Potato Processing Deals Reached in Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick
May 18, 2015
Potato Producers Manitoba, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick all have reached a deal with the French Fry manufacturers.
Colorado Potato Beetle insecticide resistance spreading west
February 23, 2015
It should come as no surprise to Prairie potato growers that Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) insecticide resistance is increasing.
The economic impact of the potato industry in Manitoba
December 01, 2014
The economic importance of the Manitoba Potato Industry comes to light in a study prepared by Informa Economics, The Economic Contributions of the Manitoba Potato Complex.
Dan Sawatzky, Keystone Potato Producers Association
May 11, 2014
Keystone Potato Producers Association based in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, has yet to complete negotiations with Simplot Canada II over a contract for 2014 production.
Canola 101
April 24, 2014
Canola oil is widely regarded as heart-healthy and versatile by health professionals and chefs, but some consumers may not understand why – or know what canola is in the first place.
Dan Sawatzky, manager, Keystone Potato Growers Association Inc (courtesy Allan Dawson)
April 24, 2014
McCain Foods still hasn’t settled on the volume of potatoes it wants Manitoba processing potato growers to produce this year, even though planting is just weeks away.
August 21, 2013
Potato prices are expected to rise with this year’s average crop, ?bringing them back in line with the cost of production
April 08, 2012
McCain Foods (Canada) french fry plant in Portage la Prairie is planning some upgrades ahead this summer.
January 30, 2012
A shortage of locally grown processing potatoes is threatening to make the Canadian province of Manitoba an importer of spuds for the first time in more than two decades and will lead to production cuts in at least one local processing plant.
November 24, 2011
McCain Foods (Canada) honoured it's Central Plains potato producers at a dinner November 23 in Portage la Prairie. During the annual Growers Banquet, the Top 10 growers for the year were named. Anton Wiebe Ltd. was named the 2011 McCain champion pota...