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Simplot's Portage la Prairie Plant
February 13, 2024

Simplot Fertilizer and Potato Processing Plants Recognized for Energy Efficiency

A sustainable business. A healthy planet. A responsibility to all. Purposeful actions that benefit our world and the bottom line ensure successful operations at Simplot now and well into the future.
McCain Foods Releases 2023 Global Sustainability Report
January 24, 2024

McCain Foods Releases 2023 Global Sustainability Report

The progress McCain Foods is making towards its sustainability commitments was announced with the release of the company's annual Global Sustainability Report, which includes results from the past Fiscal Year.
Senior Research Analyst at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
December 10, 2023

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar in English & Spanish on potato losses on December 12

World Potato Congress Inc. is pleased to present the Webinar: "Opening the Black Box of Losses in the Potato Value Chain" presented by Luciana Delgado on December 12
Wireworms overwinter just below the frost line, at least three feet underground.
December 02, 2023

Beyond Insecticide: How wireworm behaviour gives clues to managing their population

Wireworms are a common potato plant predator, living in soil and feeding on roots. They are notoriously difficult to control, and populations are increasing in farm fields across Canada
McCain Foods Continues to Drive Innovation in Agriculture with Launch of Presia Ag Insights
November 30, 2023

McCain Foods launches new subsidiary, Presia Ag Insights, focused on potato yield forecasting, harvest time optimization and enhancement of on-farm sustainability practices

McCain Foods has announced the launch of Presia Ag Insights ("Presia").
Yulin Hu, left, and Nasim Mia, right, are experimenting with hydrogen production at UPEI using sources such as potatoes, sawdust, and UV light. Yulin Hu, left, and Nasim Mia, right, are experimenting with hydrogen production at UPEI using sources such as
November 30, 2023

Researchers at UPEI experimenting with making hydrogen from potato peels

Researchers at UPEI are experimenting on food scraps, wood and UV light to produce hydrogen gas.
Potato growers can use AI to monitor and predict potato nutrition in real time
November 28, 2023

Potato growers can use AI to monitor and predict potato nutrition in real time

Potatoes are the premier vegetable crop in Canada, with CAD 1.5 billion nationwide in potato receipts in 2021. The agricultural significance of potatoes is particularly prominent in provinces like New Brunswick, the home of McCain Foods Limited, the world’s largest potato processor.
Douglas (Doug) Harley, Group Managing Director of Alexander Harley Seeds Ltd
November 13, 2023

World Potato Congress Inc. Welcomes New International Advisors

The World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) is pleased to welcome Douglas Harley and Derek Roulston as International Advisors.
Gefu Wang-Pruski, Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of AgricultureAppointment of Acting Dean & Principal, Faculty of Agriculture
November 06, 2023

Well-known potato researcher appointed as Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie

A well-known potato researcher, Dr. Gefu Wang-Pruski will commence a one-year term as Acting Dean and Principal, Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University, effective October 30, 2023.
Renaissance BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development
November 05, 2023

Renaissance BioScience and Certis Belchim enter partnership for innovative biopesticide development

Renaissance BioScience, a leader in bioengineering microbes for the global agriculture and food industries, has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Certis Belchim, a global leader in the development of crop-protecting biocontrol agents that combat agricultural pests.
The Little Potato Company spreads a little holiday happiness with new campaign.
November 02, 2023

The Little Potato Company spreads a little holiday happiness with new campaign.

The Little Potato Company, the number one Creamer potato company in North America, is making the holiday season even brighter with its A Little Holiday Happiness Is…' campaign.
Supply Chain Strain
October 17, 2023

Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) reacts to the measures proposed by the government of Canada to stabilize food prices

Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) recognizes the attempt by the federal government of Canada to alleviate the impact of rising food prices in Canada via the October 5th announcement.
Syngenta announces partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance to enhance on-farm sustainability reporting for potato growers
October 09, 2023

Syngenta announces partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance to enhance on-farm sustainability reporting for potato growers

Syngenta Canada announced a partnership with the Potato Sustainability Alliance (PSA) to bring on-farm sustainability insights on potato production using Syngenta’s Sustainable Outcomes for Agriculture (SOA) standard and Cropwise™ Sustainability mobile application.
McCain the Hot Potato Podcast
September 26, 2023

McCain Foods has launched a new podcast, the 'Hot Potato', stressing the importance of regenerative agriculture

Potato processor McCain Foods has launched a new podcast, 'Hot Potato'. This inspirational series explains what regenerative agriculture in and why it is important. You learn where the food industry is heading and why a transition to sustainable farming is required to prevent climate change. Collaboration is essential to get this done.
McGill University Professor Martina Stromvik and her team have created a potato super pangenome to identify genetic traits that can help produce the next super spud.
August 29, 2023

Mapping genetic variation of the potato: McGill researchers create super pangenome

Scientists have assembled the genome sequences of nearly 300 varieties of potatoes and its wild relatives to develop more nutritious, disease-free, and weather-proof crop.
Facility of GEM Equipment of Oregon Inc.
August 22, 2023

FPS Food Process Solutions Acquires GEM Equipment of Oregon as Part of Strategic Product Diversification

FPS Food Process Solutions, a global leader in freezing and cooling equipment, today announced it has acquired GEM Equipment of Oregon. This acquisition allows FPS to diversify its product offering to include GEM Equipment’s well-known fryers and blanchers.
Andrew McKenzie-Gopsill is experimenting with using a sandblaster to help manage weeds.
August 02, 2023

Researchers looking into using sandblasters to kill weeds in potato fields

Scientists are running experiments at a Harrington, P.E.I., field to see if they can better manage weeds by using a sandblaster filled with crushed walnuts, corncobs and baking soda.
Where to Eat Canada's Most Iconic French Fries-Based Dish Poutine? A New Study Lists Top 10 Restaurants
August 01, 2023

Where to Eat Canada's Most Iconic French Fries-Based Dish Poutine? A New Study Lists Top 10 Restaurants

Schwart's, Modavie, Aux Anciens Canadiens top the list of Canada's most popular restaurants serving Poutine. The study is based on customer reviews of these restaurants on TripAdvisor.

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