Fewer Potato Acres Expected in 2016

You may not see as many acres dedicated to potatoes this growing season. That's according to Keystone Potato Producers Association manager Dan Sawatzky of Portage la Prairie, as contract negotiations with processors continue. While the discussions are ongoing with Simplot, Sawatzky says they're looking at about a 10 per cent reduction in volume for their contracts. He also notes a strong year for potatoes in North Dakota means an American company won't be taking on Manitoba-grown potatoes.