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Potato company Quebec Parmentier continues its expansion with the acquisition of Ferme G.G. and A. Montminy

Potato company Quebec Parmentier continues its expansion with the acquisition of Ferme G.G. and A. Montminy

January 17, 2022
Canadian potato company Québec Parmentier announces the acquisition of Ferme G. G. & A. Montminy, a renowned and large-scale seed potato producer located in the Péribonka region of Quebec.
New Federal Ministerial Coordinating Committee on PEI Potatoes brings whole-of-government approach to help farmers affected by U.S. trade disruption

Government Canada establishes committee to restore market access for PEI fresh potatoes to the United States

January 11, 2022
The Government of Canada is committed to restoring market access for PEI fresh potatoes to the United States and supporting PEI farmers impacted by trade disruptions.
Mislabeled potato chips sends teen into anaphylactic shock. Now her mother wants answers

Mislabeled potato chips sends teen into anaphylactic shock

December 28, 2021
Food policy expert says mislabelling ‘common problem’ with imported food products. When Rupa Singh purchased a bag of imported spicy potato chips from a local Indian grocery store, she had no idea just two chips would send her daughter into anaphylactic shock.
P.E.I. potato ban to U.S. expected to last into new year.

Prince Edward Island potato ban to United States expected to last into new year

December 18, 2021
P.E.I.'s agriculture minister says he is still hopeful potatoes in limbo won't have to be destroyed, but indications suggest restrictions on Island spuds will last into the new year.
Strong Roots will remain independent with McCain Foods investing USD 55 million to help the company to grow and further drive its work in sustainability

McCain Foods invests USD 55 million in Strong Roots to help grow the company and expand its work in sustainability

December 13, 2021
Strong Roots, a leading plant-based frozen food company, and McCain Foods, the family-owned world leader in frozen potato specialties and appetizers, announced a strategic partnership, with McCain Foods
Canadian	Crop	Report December 7, 2021.

Latest estimate of the Canadian potato crop

December 13, 2021
Potato Production in Canada for the year 2021, is estimated at 123,054,000 hundredweight. This is up 18.9 million hundredweight or 18.2% above 2020 (which had very low production in the two Eastern provinces).
New Red Fox potato a first for P.E.I. Potato Board.

New Red Fox potato variety a first for the Prince Edward Island Potato Board

December 12, 2021
The new Red Fox potato variety has a very P.E.I. name, and is also a first in the history of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board.
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar - 'Little Potatoes and TPS: Good Things Come in Small Packages' with Joel VanderSchaaf.

World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar - 'Little Potatoes and TPS: Good Things Come in Small Packages' with Joel VanderSchaaf

December 05, 2021
The World Potato Congress is delighted to announce its December 2021 webinar featuring Joel VanderSchaaf, General Manager, Tuberosum Technologies Inc. on December 14, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time (USA/Canada).
Renaissance BioScience Corp. receives additional R and D funding for its yeast-based RNA technology.

Additional funding for Renaissance BioScience Corp's yeast-based RNA technology

December 03, 2021
Renaissance BioScience Corp., a leading global bioengineering company, announced today that it is receiving advisory services and additional funding of up to CAD 200,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
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Prince Edward Island farmers losing money day by day in potato export crisis.

P.E.I. farmers losing money day by day in potato export crisis

December 03, 2021
After 20 years of successful management, potato wart has closed the U.S. border again. P.E.I. farmers are five days into a suspension of trade for their potatoes into the U.S. market.
PEI based Salad Company, Johnston’s Encourages Canadians to Support Local PEI Potato Farmers in Response to Recent Export Ban

PEI based Salad Company Encourages Canadians to Support PEI Potato Farmers in Response to US Export Ban

December 01, 2021
With its roots firmly planted on PEI soil for over 74 years, Johnston’s Homestyle proudly supports local farmers while they face challenges during supply chain restrictions.
Government-Industry potato working group assembles to help affected farmers in Prince Edward Island

Government-Industry potato working group assembles to help affected farmers in Prince Edward Island

November 27, 2021
The Government of Canada is working with the Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and industry to support PEI farmers following the recent suspension of certification of fresh potatoes from PEI to the United States.

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