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  Sept. 21, 2015, San Luis Valley, CO – Worley & McCullough, a grower-shipper in Colorado’s San Luis Valley that supplies over 1.5 million hundred-weight shipments in potatoes to grocery stores throughout the US, Canada and Mexico, has converted from a standard wooden pallet product distribution platform to a system integration…
Sept. 11, 2015, MN – In a deal designed to protect sensitive groundwater and pine forests in central Minnesota, a large regional potato grower has agreed to scale back an ambitious expansion plan in exchange for state regulators dropping their demand for a broad environmental review. The Star Tribune reports.…
  Aug. 18, 2015, Charlottetown – The closing ceremonies of the World Potato Congress featured presentations of the triennial industry awards, recognizing outstanding personal contributions and leadership in the development of the global potato industry.
  Aug. 10, 2015, Mississauga, ON – Lay’s Canada has announced the four finalist flavours for the company’s “Do Us A Flavour” contest.
Aug. 4, 2015, Preque Isle, Maine – Representatives from McCain Foods are excited about a new project under way in Maine that has some farmers planting their usual acreage of potatoes right on top of a bed of winter rye, barley or oats. The Bangor Daily News reports. | READ MORE
July 21, 2015, O’Leary, PEI – Fourth generation potato growers Christopher and Derek Smallman have been named the Prince Edward Island Potato Blossom Festival’s Potato Producers of the Year. The Journal Pioneer reports. | READ MORE
June 16, 2015, Limestone, ME — Canadian and Maine potato growers and McCain Foods executives travelled 12,000 miles south this winter to visit with their counterparts in Argentina to see what they could learn from each other. The group of 10 New Brunswick and six Maine growers, all of who…
June 2, 2015, Delta, BC – This year marks the earliest start ever of the New Nugget potato harvest, says Brian Faulkner with BC Fresh. “Harvest of this special potato variety signifies the start of the local open-field produce season as New Nuggets come prior to strawberries and basically anything…
By Loblaw Companies
March 16, 2015, Brampton, ON – Loblaw Companies has introduced a “Naturally Imperfect” line of potatoes and apples, featuring smaller misshapen produce.
By Matthew Weaver/Capital Press
Feb. 2, 2015, Kennewick, WA – The J.R. Simplot Co. plans to keep its genetically modified potato in a "closed-loop" system while the company builds industry acceptance, ensuring the potatoes don't go outside controlled farms by accident. Capital Press reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 8, 2015, Summerside, PEI – Lab results in the RCMP's investigation of potato tampering will likely be delayed after even more potatoes were discovered to contain needles.
Jan. 5, 2015, Summerside, PEI – No one has come forward so far to claim the $100,000 reward for solving the mystery of who is sticking sewing needles into Prince Edward Island’s potatoes. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
By Brandi Cowen
  As we get ready to ring in the New Year, Potatoes in Canada is counting down the top stories of 2014.
December 22, 2014, Summerside, PEI – Linkletter Farms is finally back up and running after two months of being at the centre of a large-scale food tampering incident that reached across the Atlantic region. Gary Linkletter says operations are still only slowly getting back into gear, but he is brimming…
By Brandi Cowen
Dec. 15, 2014, Ottawa – Peter VanderZaag, of SunRISE Potato, has been honoured with Farm Management Canada's prestigious Wilson Loree Award.
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