Maine, Canadian potato farmers learn from Argentine counterparts

Potato growers from Maine joined forces with their Canadian counterparts and McCain Foods executives to travel 12,000 south miles this winter to Argentina as part of a mission to see what foreign farmers could teach and to learn from each other. The group of 10 New Brunswick and six Maine growers, all of who have contracts with McCain Foods, traveled to the country in January 2015. Maine and Canadian potato growers and McCain Foods executives travelled 12,000 miles south this winter to visit with their counterparts in Argentina to see what they could learn from each other. The group of 10 New Brunswick and six Maine growers, all of whom have contracts with McCain Foods, traveled to the country in January to observe how they grow potatoes for processing in Argentina, according to Yves Leclerc, McCain’s director of agronomy for North America. Information about the trip was only recently mentioned in the company’s June newsletter. More