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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.
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.
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).
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.
Prince Edward Island Potato Board Response to Suspension of Exports to USA

Prince Edward Island Potato Board 'shocked' by CFIA decision to suspend its Potato Exports to the US

November 23, 2021
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is shocked by the decision by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to suspend the certification of exports of all potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States of America.
Tubers affected by potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)

CFIA announces measures to prevent spread of potato wart from PEI

November 22, 2021
Today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced measures to prevent the spread of potato wart from Prince Edward Island (PEI). Potato wart is a plant disease that poses no threat to human health or food safety, but is known to decrease potato yield.
Potato Board general manager Greg Donald watches one of the videos while wearing the virtual reality goggles.

Potato buyers treated to virtual reality tour of Prince Edward Island

November 16, 2021
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is using virtual reality to remind buyers of the reasons to purchase potatoes from the Island. A dozen virtual reality kits including high-tech goggles were sent to retailers in Canada and the United States
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Potato wart poses no risk to humans or food safety, but it can be a serious disease for the infected potatoes, which become disfigured and unmarketable. (CFIA )

Prince Edward Island Seed Potato Export to the United States halted - again - due to Potato Wart

November 07, 2021
CBC reports that the US border has again closed to Prince Edward Island seed potatoes after potato wart was found in two P.E.I. fields.
P.E.I.'s potato bumper crop one of the best in 'many generations,' now needs markets

Prince Edward Island potato crop is one of the best in 'many generations'. Now looking for markets

October 30, 2021
This year's potato crop on Prince Edward Island is being called one of the best in decades. But an industry analyst says potato growers will need to be patient in selling the bumper crop.
United Potato Growers of Canada report on the 2021 Harvest

Most Potato Growers in Canada are looking back on an excellent 2021 Harvest

October 22, 2021
The United Potato Growers of Canada report on the 2021 Harvest as it is in its final stages. Most provinces (with the exception of British Columbia) have enjoyed excellent harvest conditions without cool temperatures or wet conditions.

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