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Some Manitoba growers in the past expressed interested in growing fava beans but struggled to find a market to sell them. With this announcement, that difficulty will likely fade away.

Funding announced for Roquette pea, Prairie Fava collaboration

Protein Industries Canada to co-fund $19.2 million research, development and expansion project between processing giant and local company

An influx of cash from Protein Industries Canada will help a Glenboro company expand their fava bean processing operation while collaborating with Roquette to develop new uses for the plant protein. “We’re very excited what the future will bring with fava,” said Hailey Jefferies, CEO of Prairie Fava, a processor based in Glenboro, in a

Roquette hopes pea acreage will increase in Manitoba, but the financial incentive will need to be there for farmers in order to dedicate the acres.
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Construction resumes at Portage pea plant

CNS Canada – More than a year after the ground breaking ceremony was held for Roquette’s pea-processing plant at Portage la Prairie, Man., construction resumed on it at the end of October. According to a company spokesperson construction was halted last spring “to adjust and fine tune the project.” ”We took the opportunity to include


Pea processing attracting wide interest

Pea processing attracting wide interest

The Prairies has become a hotbed for ingredient manufacturing based on the crop

The French company Roquette may have kicked off the pea party when it announced a protein-processing facility at Portage la Prairie earlier this year — but it’s no longer the only guest. In September Academy Award-winning film director James Cameron announced he would be investing in a new multimillion-dollar pea-processing plant in Vanscoy, Sask. As

A $400-million pea-processing plant was announced during an event at the Manitoba legislature.

$400-million pea plant announced

Manitoba producers to benefit from the global demand for vegetable protein ingredients

Pea acres in the province could see a growth spurt following the announcement global ingredient and pharmaceutical giant Roquette will build its next processing plant in Manitoba. The $400-million pea-processing plant will be located just outside Portage la Prairie and is expected to employ 150 people once complete. “I expect there will be more pea