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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

Sharing The History Of The Prince Edward Island Potato Industry
Prince Edward Island potato growers are proud of the trail blazers and industry builders who have established PEI as a world leader in potato production and expertise.
Potato wart found in Prince Edward Island field
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed a case of potato wart in a Prince Edward Island field.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Cavendish Farms French Fry Factory - New Annan, PEI
Cavendish Farms says it is facing the very same challenges as its rival McCain Foods: currency, competition and costs.
Friday, August 8, 2014
The McCain Foods Borden Carleton facility in winter
McCain Foods Canada is closing its Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island french fry facility as of Oct. 31, directly affecting 121 people.
PEI Potato Industry Shocked by McCain Plant closure
The Prince Edward Island potato industry is reeling today from the announcement that McCain Foods will close its Borden-Carleton French fry facility as of October 31, 2014.
Dry weather could cut crop PEI crop yields by 15%
The hot weather that has struck Prince Edward Island this summer is making farmers nervous as harvest season draws nearer.
RWL Holdings Ltd. in Travellers Rest has purchased new technology for a high-speed potato wash facility with an investment from the federal and provincial governments. From left to right: Austin Roberts, co-owner of RWL Holdings Ltd, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea and Agriculture and Forestry Minister George Webster (Courtesy Journal Pioneer).
Concerns over the quality of the waste water from a potato wash facility has resulted in the P.E.I. Department of Environment shutting down the operation.
Dr. Peter VanderZaag appointed to International Advisory Committee of World Potato Congress Inc.
David Thompson, President and CEO of World Potato Congress Inc. announced today the appointment of Dr. Peter VanderZaag, President: SunRISE Potato Ltd, Alliston, Ontario, Canada, to the organization’s International Advisory Committee
World Potato Congress appoints three new directors
David Thompson, President & CEO, World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC Inc.) has announced the appointment of Mr. Ron Gall, New Zealand; Dr. Nora Olsen, USA; and Anne Fowlie, Canada; as members of the Board of Directors.
Profile of a Prince Edward Island Potato Farmer
You might know that Prince Edward Island potatoes are world famous and you might even know why – the iron-rich red soil exclusive to the Island. But I think that there is another reason why our potatoes are the best- the passion of our farmers.