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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.