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Comment: The need to grow, in Canada

One of Canada’s best-run food companies just gave vertical farming a boost

We learned recently that McCain Foods has upped the ante in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture and its wholly owned subsidiary GoodLeaf Farms, Canada’s largest commercial vertical farming operation. McCain has invested $65 million in GoodLeaf, making it the single largest shareholder in the venture. The idea is to create a national network of sustainable vertical farms

McCain recognizes top Manitoba growers

A&M Farm Ventures and S.B. Vegetable Growers took top honours at McCain Foods’ annual appreciation banquet last month. Tom, Lisa, John and Shawna Adriaansen of A&M Farm Ventures, near Carberry, accepted the 2018 Champion Grower award for Manitoba, the first time they’ve won the recognition. S.B. Vegetable Growers, from Portage la Prairie won Top Innovator


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McCain Foods buys stake in Brazilian potato processor Serya

Sao Paulo | Reuters — McCain Foods, the world’s largest producer of frozen fries, has agreed to buy 70 per cent of Brazilian firm Serya for an undisclosed amount, in a deal that will allow the Canadian company to expand its footprint in Latin America’s largest market. The remaining shares of Serya are held by

Ten Manitoba potato operations were named McCain Foods Top Growers last month in Carberry.

Swansfleet Alliance named top McCain grower

The annual designation acknowledged the top potato growers 
contracting with the company every year in Manitoba

McCain Foods has named Swansfleet Alliance, of Treherne and Bruxelles, its top Manitoba potato grower for the 2015 crop year. The announcement came at the annual Growers’ Banquet, held last month at the Carberry Community Hall with 190 attendees. Jim Waugh, who heads up McCain’s midwest manufacturing operations, was on hand for the annual event.

Canadian potato industry faces new challenges: McCain exec

The 1990s were the Good Old Days for Canadian potato industry. The U.S. economy was growing, providing strong markets just to the south — markets that were suddenly available as never before due to NAFTA. The Canadian dollar was in the tank, so you could sell in greenbacks and get 30 per cent more in


Mid-Man Farms Ltd. Named Champion Grower

Mid-Man Farms Ltd. was named the 2010 McCain Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Carberry plant during the annual Growers’ Banquet held Nov. 3, 2010 at the Carberry Community Memorial Hall. More than 140 guests gathered to celebrate the top growers and their achievements. Potatoes are rated throughout the year on a variety of factors

McCain Honours Champion Growers

Anton Wiebe Ltd. was named the 2010 McCain Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Portage la Prairie plant during the annual growers’ banquet held Oct. 19. Potatoes are rated throughout the year on a variety of factors including size, gravity, defect level and colour and awarded points accordingly. At the end of each crop year,

Top Potato Growers Named

Fiskel Farms was named the 2009 McCain Champion Potato Grower for the McCain Carberry plant during the annual growers’ banquet Oct. 22. Potatoes are rated throughout the year on a variety of factors including size, gravity, defect level and colour and awarded points accordingly. At the end of each crop year, the top 10 growers


Alberta French Fries For The World

Driving past McCain’s french fry plant on Highway 3, you don’t see much more than a few steam stacks and the white walls of the facility. Inside, though, is a whole other story. There’s more french fries and potatoes than you could ever imagine. A tour of the facility reveals one of the most technologically