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 '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.
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 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
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.
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.