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P.E.I. farmer fears McCain’s may stop buying potatoes


May 16, 2016
By Charlottetown Guardian

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May 16, 2016, Summerside, PEI – Robert Green pointed to a tractor just coming into view over a hilltop. The machine is planting peas, he explained, a first for his business, Greenfield Farms in Bedeque.

He’s shaking up his planting mainly because of the loss of the McCain Foods french fry plant in Albany, which closed in 2014.

He’s been supplying spuds to McCain Foods since 1989 but that relationship will, in all likelihood, come to a close after this season and he needs to start planning for that outcome. READ MORE

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