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Bayer CropScience, UPGC continue relationship


March 17, 2011
By Fruit & Vegetable

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March 7, 2011, Guelph,
Ont – The United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) and Bayer CropScience recently
announced their continued relationship with the United Potato Partners program
for a third year.

March 7, 2011, Guelph,
Ont – The United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) and Bayer CropScience recently
announced their continued relationship with the United Potato Partners program
for a third year.

“Three years running,
Bayer CropScience has stepped up to the plate and has contributed real dollars
to support the industry through the United Potato Partners program,” says Mark
Drouin, UPGC general manager. “In light of the current economic realities, it
is refreshing to work with a partner such as Bayer CropScience who understands
the industry, supports its growers, sees true value in the work we are doing at
the UPGC and is willing to contribute and support the industry.”

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UPGC offers potato
growers valuable information to help increase the productivity and
profitability of their operations,” says David Kikkert, portfolio manager for
horticulture at Bayer CropScience. “The response we received from growers that
participated in the 2009 and 2010 seminars was amazing, and we are proud to
once again be part of the United Potato Partners program for 2011.”

The UPGC will continue
to deliver the United Potato Partners program seminars which give insight on
current production, pricing and supply situations facing the industry along
with presentations from Bruce Peterson, formerly of Wal-Mart; Dale Lathim of
the Potato Marketing Association of North America; Cary Hoffman and Buzz Shahan
from the United Potato Growers of America, and Bruce Huffaker from the North
American Potato Market News
. Canadian potato growers are encouraged to
participate in these free seminars. For more information, growers should
contact their provincial potato board.