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11th World Potato Congress Inc. Dublin, Ireland, Abstracts and Presentations now available online

World Potato Congress Abstracts and Presentations held in Dublin now available online

August 12, 2022
Abstracts and Presentations of the 11th World Potato Congress Inc. Dublin, Ireland are now available online
No potato wart found in 5,000 samples tested by CFIA.

No sign of potato wart in 5,000 Prince Edward Island soil samples tested so far

July 23, 2022
With testing completed on 5,000 Prince Edward Island (PEI) soil samples collected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency from March to June no potato wart has been found.
The World Potato Congress Inc. Announces Two New Directors.

World Potato Congress announces André Devaux and Jaap Delleman as New Directors

July 10, 2022
The World Potato Congress Inc. is very pleased to announce that effective July 01, 2022, André Devaux and Jaap Delleman have joined its Board of Directors. Prior to being appointed as a WPC Director, André Devaux was named as an International Advisor.
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Time to permanently retire fields with potato wart, P.E.I. legislative committee says

Time to permanently retire fields with potato wart, a Prince Edward Island legislative committee says

May 09, 2022
Fields, where potato wart has been found, should be taken permanently out of any type of agricultural production, a P.E.I. legislative committee is recommending.
Third detection of potato wart 'no surprise', say P.E.I. Potato Board and CFIA

Third detection of potato wart 'no surprise', say P.E.I. Potato Board and CFIA

March 14, 2022
The P.E.I. Potato Board said it is 'no surprise' that there has been a third detection of potato wart, this one found in soil samples taken in October 2021.
Prince Edward Island resumes export of potatoes to Puerto Rico

Prince Edward Island resumes export of potatoes to Puerto Rico

February 13, 2022
The United States has agreed to let imports of Prince Edward Island table stock potatoes to Puerto Rico resume. United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made the announcement in a news release last week.
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).
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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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