Prince Edward Island potato farmers receive financial support to overcome wet and cold harvest of 2018
July 25, 2019
The Canadian government of the provincial government of Prince Edward Island are providing some additional help for Island farmers following the poor potato harvest of 2018, they announced at a farm in Pownal, P.E.I., Friday morning.
Canadian Potato crop 2019: acreage and status mid July
July 23, 2019
Statistics Canada has published an estimate of the potato acreage for 2019. An update on the current condition of the crop was provided by United Potato Growers Canada.
McCain Announces a Partnership with NUGGS
July 09, 2019
McCain Foods, the global leader in frozen french fries, potato specialties and appetizers, announces a new strategic partnership and lead investment in NUGGS, a New York based start-up.
New sweet potato variety could appeal to Canadian growers
July 08, 2019
The idea was straightforward: develop a sweet potato variety that could be adapted across Canada so the country could grow more sweet potatoes rather than rely on imports.
McDonald’s reveals the damage of Raptors’ historic run: more than 2.5 million free french fries
July 05, 2019
McDonald’s restaurants in Ontario gave away more than half a million orders of free french fries during the Toronto Raptors 2019 NBA playoffs run, the company said Monday, after tallying the final numbers for its runaway promotion.
Food Policy for Canada: 'Everyone at the Table!'
June 28, 2019
Government of Canada announces the first-ever Food Policy for Canada.
Crop and Market Report June 18, 2019
May 30, 2019
Report from the UPGC Board of Directors Meeting
held in conjunction with the Crop Transition Conference in Minneapolis
United Potato Growers of Canada Planting Update May 28, 2019
May 30, 2019
Kevin MacIsaac, General Manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada offers an overview of the potato situation in Canada based on a Planting Update Call of May 28, 2019: Cold and wet in the East; Slightly behind but dry in the West
A tractor and plow turning sod in a field in Huntley prior to conditions turning wet. Conditions are putting planting season behind schedule. (Courtesy: Eric McCarthy | Journal Pioneer)
May 23, 2019
Soggy weather already setting Prince Edward Island potato crop behind. Farmers are hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2018 season.
Japanese snack manufacturer Calbee to test proprietary EnWave REV™ dehydration technology
May 16, 2019
EnWave Corporation just announced it had signed Commercial License and Equipment Purchase Agreements with Calbee Inc., a leading Japan-based company engaged in the manufacturing and sales of snack confectionary, bakery food and cereal food.
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.
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.
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.


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