Fruit & Vegetable Magazine

Features Fruit Production
Manitoba potato producers quitting


June 16, 2008
By Marg Land


Topics

potatoNEWS HIGHLIGHT

Manitoba potato producers quitting

Potato producers in Manitoba are opting to quit the business.

Advertisment

June 16, 2008, Portage La Prairie – Potato producers in Manitoba are opting to quit the business.

potatoAccording to a recent report in the Central Plains Herald-Leader, high production costs and labour shortages are forcing some potato producers in the province to quit the industry.

The article quotes Tom Gonsalves, a potato specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, as saying at least 10 potato producers based in Manitoba have exited the business.