Potatoes and Vegetables in Manitoba
Today will be overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. Today's high of will be 75F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.
TonNight will be partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then clear. The overnight low will be 55F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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Mass and Alley do we ever grow potatoes here in Manitoba. There are 2 fry plants in Portage la Prairie, one owned by McCain's and the other by Simplot. Both plants when in full production can process 1 millon lbs. of potatoes a day each. The plants run on a 24/7 basis. The McCain plant ,where the Queen works, is currently on a 2 week shutdown for maintenance. We also have large vegeteble farms here. The rich soil is from repeated flooding of the Assinaboine river, which also provided irrigation when needed, flooding and depositing the soil on the Portage plains. The producers of veggies and potatoes have formed a company to market the production. Here's a link to their site for those who are interested. Peak of the Market. The vegetabe industry was started when Campbell's open a soup plant here. The plant is gone now but the veggies are still being grown.