Canadian potato production will decline this year, possibly by six percent or more. Last year, Canadian farmers produced 106.4 million hundredweight of potatoes. The 2020 crop could be around 100 million cwt. “The biggest decrease in yields will be in Eastern Canada…. Also, Western Canada yields are not what they (expected),” said Kevin MacIsaac, United Potato Growers of Canada general manager. Yields are down substantially in P.E.I. and New Brunswick because growers don’t have irrigation systems.
STARCH Expo 2020 is scheduled to take place on November 25th-27th at the National Exhibition Convention Centre in Shanghai, having been rescheduled from June 22nd to 24th. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the organisers said they had continued to listen to exhibitor feedback and monitor the global situation closely. This expo highlights potato, health ingredients, food ingredients, health nutrition and health care products, food processing, packaging and others in the food industry chain.