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Manitoba ag minister upbeat about peas

MarketsFarm — Earlier this month Manitoba’s minister of agriculture, Ralph Eichler, took to Twitter to sing the praises of dry peas. “Peas will become the next successful crop in Manitoba. Thank you for believing in the future,” Eichler tweeted. Part of the minister’s optimism stems from global corporate giant Roquette constructing the world’s largest pea

Green and yellow peas in white bowls

Roquette gives pea quality checklist

Environmental Farm Plans, cross-contamination worries and MRL conflicts are among the highlights of Roquette’s pea quality requirements

Farmers wanting to feed Roquette’s soon-to-be- commissioned pea protein plant in Portage la Prairie will face a few stiff quality stipulations. John Buch, risk and grain department manager with Roquette, gave an overview of the company’s requirements during Ag Days 2019, including grade, traceability and MRL conflicts that will preclude growers from using certain chemistries

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

Dakota Tipi First Nation took part in the Roquette groundbreaking near Portage la Prairie Sept. 28. Chief David Pashe (r) passes the pipe to Premier Brian Pallister.

Roquette breaks ground on Portage pea-processing plant

A ceremony held last week marked the formal start of the construction phase

Manitoba farmers don’t grow many field peas anymore, but that could change when the world’s biggest pea-processing plant, being built here by French-based Roquette, starts operating in April 2019. Pascal Leroy, Roquette’s vice-president for pea and new protein business line, and Premier Brian Pallister, broke ground Sept. 28 for the $400-million facility, in what had

Dennis Lange, Manitoba Agriculture pulse specialist, gives an update on pea variety trials and new protein measurements during the Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre tour in Carberry Aug. 16.

Pea protein under the microscope ahead of Roquette plant in Portage la Prairie

Roquette will begin contracting for its protein-based plant next year. Meanwhile, researchers are on the hunt for ways to bolster protein content in yellow peas

Pea researchers have a new focus on protein as plans for the world’s largest protein-based pea-processing plant move ahead in Portage la Prairie. The Roquette plant has been big news for Manitoba’s pea industry. In January, the French-based specialty food and pharmaceutical excipient supplier announced $400 million for the plant, expected to employ 150 people