The United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) has hired a new general manager. Victoria Stamper of Mascouche, Quebec, will join UPGC in the role, effective April 25, 2022. She will replace outgoing general manager Kevin MacIsaac, who announced his retirement from the organization earlier in the year. Stamper brings a commodities distribution background to the… Read More

Poorer than average potato yields in Western Canada as well as in Idaho and the Columbia Basin in the U.S has created contracting headaches and supply issues for the processing sector. The tight supplies are having big impacts on the retail channel, as well. Potato production isn’t like any other commodity, where the processor can… Read More

Lately, a lot of attention has been paid to the beef aspect of your mainstay steak entree, however, we’re now turning our attention to potatoes. Late last year we saw a shortage of potatoes due to a late, wet harvest. As of May 2020, the situation is quite the opposite, as the repercussions of COVID-19… Read More

In an effort to explore additional areas of agriculture that RealAgriculture does not cover on a daily basis, RealAg Radio featured potato production in Canada in a discussion with Kevin MacIsaac, General Manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada. How would you describe the overall health of the potato industry? Overall MacIsaac described the… Read More

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