The Manitoba Potato Research Committee represents the industry with members from the Keystone Potato Producers Association, Peak of the Market, the Seed Potato Growers Association, the Chipping Potato Grower Association of Manitoba, McCain Foods (Canada), Simplot Canada II, Manitoba Agriculture, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Three of these partners (the Keystone Potato Producers Association, McCain Foods (Canada), and Simplot Canada II) constitute the Manitoba Horticulture Productivity Enhancement Centre (MHPEC) inc.
MHPEC inc acts as the industry partner in managing the Canada-Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre (CMCDC). MHPEC shares this responsibility with the federal and provincial governments.
CMCDC's programs are broadly classified as water and irrigation, applied potato research, environmental, and crop diversification. This partnership between the three partners provides a unique opportunity for collaborative research which amplifies the scale and significance of research that can be done.