News on The Potato Supply Chain from Alberta
The Little Potato Company strengthens Alberta roots
July 10, 2022
Construction is underway on our state-of-the-art potato packaging facility and new Canadian head office. The Little Potato Company and Leduc County representatives celebrated the start of construction.
The Little Potato Company Introduces Purely Purple and Extends Microwave Ready Line with Culinary Flavors
November 04, 2021
The Little Potato Company is introducing two flavor extensions to its best-selling Microwave Ready line - Smoked Salt and Roasted Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme - and a new proprietary potato variety, Purely Purple.
Big win for Alberta potato growers
April 12, 2021
A team effort led to Alberta being declared Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) free – improving trade prospects for producers.
Pilot project could make growing potatoes cheaper, more accessible in the North
September 23, 2020
Northern Farm Training Institute will test a range of potato varieties to see which do best in Northern Canada. This pilot project could approved earlier this month could improve food security.
Thomas Fresh launches a line of Alberta grown potatoes
September 19, 2019
Canadian potato grower, shipper and packer Thomas Fresh launches a unique line of Alberta grown potatoes
Lethbridge College, Potato Growers Partner on Irrigation Study
August 26, 2019
A new study will dig deep into the soil to determine how watering and irrigation methods affect southern Alberta’s potato crops. The research project is a partnership. It is made possible through a grant from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
McCain Foods named Stiekema-Kolhorn Joint Venture as Champion Potato Grower for Alberta
December 02, 2018
McCain Foods (Canada) announced Stiekema-Kolhorn Joint Venture as 2017 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for Alberta during the annual Growers’ Appreciation Banquet.
University of Lethbridge shows industry partners its growing potato research activities
August 18, 2018
Last Friday, the University of Lethbridge has opened the doors to its Potato Research Lab to showcase the work being done to support potato growers and processors.
McCain Foods recognizes S-Scan Farms as Champion Grower for its Coaldale, Alberta Plant
November 20, 2017
S-Scan Farms of Scandia, Alberta was named the McCain 2016 Crop Year Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Coaldale plant
Zebra chip pathogen found in Western Canada for the first time
October 23, 2017
For the first time, evidence of the zebra chip pathogen has been found in potato fields in southern Alberta, but the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Dan Johnson cautions against panic.