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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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