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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

One of the earlier sewing needles discovered in a potato
Another potato has been found with a sewing needle inside, the Prince Edward Island RCMP announced yesterday. This is the seventh sewing needle discovered in a potato.
Potato Seed shipments from Prince Edward Island to the United States halted
Following the discovery of potato wart on Prince Edward Island (PEI) in August the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of temporary mitigation efforts by CFIA.
Sewing needles lodged in potatoes at Prince Edward Island french fry plant
RCMP says metal objects were intentionally placed. Police believe all affected fries at Cavendish Farms did not leave facility.
Suspected Food Tampering in Potatoes Packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd., Prince Edward Island
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advising consumers of a possible food tampering situation involving potatoes harvested and packed by Linkletter Farms Ltd. of Summerside, PEI.
Future without PEI McCain plant pondered by supplying potato farmers
Farmers who grow potatoes for McCain are wondering where their crop will go after the McCain plant on P.E.I. shuts down.
Working in partnership, the Province of Prince Edward Island, agriculture industry and local watershed group are helping to protect Island rivers and fish habitat. (L to R): Karl Smallman, Triple S Farms; Robert Irving, President of Cavendish Farms; Blaine MacPherson, Cavendish Farms; Premier Robert Ghiz; Leaman Murphy, Chair of Trout Unlimited Prince County Chapter; and John Jamieson, Federation of Agriculture.
Through a partnership with Cavendish Farms, the Province of Prince Edward Island is purchasing 96 acres of agricultural land in the Barclay Brook area to help protect Island rivers and fish habitat
Monday, October 6, 2014
9th World Potato Congress: Industry Awards Nominations Now Open
The President of the World Potato Congress (WPC) Mr David Thompson and the Chairman of the WPC Industry Awards Committee, Mr Douglas (Doug) Harley, have announced that nominations are now being called for the 2015 World Potato Congress Industry Awards.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
PEI Potato Growers Are Rooted In Their Communities This Fall
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board, on behalf of all Island potato growers, is proud to be rooted in our community through support of a number of exciting events this September and October.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Late blight (Phytophthora Infestans) on a potato leaf
The number of cases of a late blight (Phytophthora infestans) continues to grow on Prince Edward Island.
Growing Organic Potatoes in PEI: Kentdale Farms
The red fields of Prince Edward Island are renowned for growing potatoes. Fred Dollar’s decision to grow organic potatoes is built on that reputation.