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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

Allan Potato Equipment Manufacturing orders seven Scotts Evolution cleaners
UK vegetable harvesting and handling equipment manufacturer, Scotts Precision Manufacturing, is celebrating after receiving its biggest ever order from Canada.
Pressure continues on supply of PEI potatoes
Supplies of potatoes from Canada’s Prince Edward Island province are very tight.
Cavendish Farms invests in potato breeding to deal with climate change
Cavendish Farms is working to develop potato varieties that can thrive in dry growing conditions on Prince Edward Island, says the company’s president Robert Irving.
World Potato Congress launches Webinar Series
The World Potato Congress (WPC) is looking to increase its networking role for the global professional potato value chain, especially during the interval between congresses.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Potato Processor Cavendish Farms imports millions of pounds of potatoes to P.E.I.
Prince Edward Island French Fry Manufacturer Cavendish Farms is importing a larger than usual amount of potatoes from other parts of Canada and the United States to make up for a local shortfall in supply.
W.P. Griffin launches Potato Cuisine Microwaveable Mini Potatoes with Spices from around the World
Potato company W.P. Griffin Inc. is launching 'Potato Cuisine' Microwaveable Mini Potatoes with selected spices from around the world: quick and convenient potato trays that take only 6 minutes to prepare in the microwave.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
World Potato Congress Inc. Announces New International Advisor
World Potato Congress President, Romain Cools is very pleased to introduce Dr. André Devaux as the newest WPC International Advisor.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Biogas from potato waste cuts reduces greenhouse gas emissions Cavendish Farms french Fry plant
Potato Processor Cavendish Farms in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, turns potato material not suitable for french fries into biogas, reducing the plant's dependency on fuel oil by 30 per cent.
Cavendish Farms argues that legal limits on the size of PEI family farms are too restrictive
On Prince Edward Island the Lands Protection Act limits the maximum size of land a landowner or corporation can own. Robert Irving, president of processor Cavendish Farms said current limits should be doubled, so potato farmers can increase their yields.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Prince Edward Island potato growers at the mercy of the elements
A cold spring, dry summer and wet fall are the recipe for a late end to the potato harvest on Prince Edward Island. It may take until mid November before all farmers are finished.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018