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Canada: The Little Potato Company expanding to produce more ready-to-cook spuds

The Little Potato Company is building a new $39.5 million project in the hamlet of Nisku in Canada’s Alberta province. As Justin Goulet reports for Lethbridge News Now, the goal is to double its processing capacity and produce more packaged potatoes with seasonings that can be quickly roasted, microwaved or grilled.

RJ Sigurdson, Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation said, “Our government developed Alberta’s Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit program with corporations like The Little Potato Company in mind. The program is providing the right conditions for food and ag processors to invest in our province, grow their business and create more jobs for Albertans.”

In 2023, Alberta produced more potatoes than any other province. On a yearly basis, officials said potato production contributes more than $2 billion to the provincial economy.

The Little Potato Company’s 240,000 square foot site will be able to process about 125-million pounds of potatoes. The Little Potato Company will export up to 70 per cent of the potato products it processes to the United States.

Source: Lethbridge News Now. Read the full story here
Photo: Credit Mogens Petersen from Pixabay

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