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Most provinces are reporting lower than average yields for the 2018 growing season, according to the latest crop report published on Oct. 5 from the United Potato Growers of Canada. The only province reporting an increase in yields is British Columbia with a modest increase in yield.
McCain Foods appoints Danielle Barran to country president of McCain Foods's Canadian division, who assumed full responsibility on August 20, 2018.
Nominations are now open for the Farm Management Canada's (FMC) 2018 Wilson Loree Award, honouring those who have made contributions to agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada. The nomination deadline is October 5, 2018, with the winner accounced during the Agricultural Excellence Conference on November 27 in Winnipeg, Man.…
Cavendish Farms announced July 30, 2018 it will be closing its fresh produce packaging facility in O'Leary, P.E.I., due to a shortage of potatoes. The closure will affect 40 employees.
The AgriRisk Initiatives Program, dedicated to exploring and developing risk management products and services, has been renewed under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. 
Harris and Winston Callaghan were awarded the Potato Producer of the Year award during the P.E.I. Potato Blossom Festival. 
Sarah Woodside was awarded the role of P.E.I Potato Ambassador during the Potato Blossom Festival farmers' awards banquet. 
If it wasn’t for a single rainfall event, Robert Irving, the president of Cavendish Farms, says the 2017 potato growing season could have been a disaster. To meet the challenge of dry weather conditions, Irving says industry leaders and the government need to come together and find a sustainable solution. Supplemental…
Thompson Potato Company Inc., a potato packaging company in Prince Edward Island, received funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The funding will go toward upgrades that will make the company more efficient and contribute to its plans for long-term, sustainable growth.The upgrades at Thompson Potato Company Inc. in Victoria…
For Dan Breen, soil is a living, active bio-system that needs protecting. It's like the "skin" of the earth, he believes, and much like people cover their bare skin when going outside in the winter, fields too need covering to protect them from the elements.
Colorado potato beetle. Potato virus Y. Dickeya. Disease and pests that plague potato growers continue to grow and evolve. So too do the rules and regulations that monitor the use of pesticides and seed treatments.
A recent study conducted in Canada demonstrated that a potato-derived resistant starch showed positive results in lowering insulin resistance in elderly subjects.
"Potahto Week," a new seven day event in Winnipeg runs February 19-25.Larry McIntosh from Peak of the Market says the starchy vegetable has gotten a bad reputation, and Potahto Week is all about helping people reconnect with Manitoba spuds.Over 50 locations will promote potatoes with a view to making the much-maligned…
Last year was an "optimistic year'' in P.E.I. agriculture, with successes coming in the potato, dairy and blueberry industries, says the minister of agriculture.
A major expansion project has been announced for a Manitoba potato-processing plant that's expected to create about 90 new full-time jobs.
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