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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Potato Board selects new Chairman
Rodney Dingwell of Morell was elected as the new Chairman of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board.
Friday, December 30, 2016
New Potato Tampering Incident in Halifax linked to Prince Edward Island Potatoes
Earlier today, the Halifax Regional Police announced they received a report of a needle being found in potatoes at a home in Halifax, NS Canada.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Rain delays completion of potato harvest on Prince Edward Island
Some Prince Edward Island potato farmers have had to wait longer than usual to finish their harvest because of recent wet weather, but 97% of the harvest is in.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Modern Potato Harversters make rock picking obsolete
Up until recently, Alex Docherty, chairman of the PEI Potato Board and a potato farmer in Elmwood, P.E.I., would do what most potato farmers on the Island still do today - hire rock pickers. But this fall, his new Spudnik AirSep Harvester is separating the rocks from the potatoes
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Record for largest potato display back to Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island recaptured the unofficial record for the largest potato display, with a 140,000 pounds display at the Superstore in Charlottetown last Thursday.
Visit a Prince Edward Island Potato Farm on PEI Open Farm Day this Sunday
Prince Edward Island Open Farm Day is this Sunday, September 18th, with thirty farms across the province opening their doors to welcome the public. Three potato farms are welcoming visitors this year.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Prince Edward Island Potato Industry to improve marketable yield, profitability and sustainability in  'Enhanced Agronomy Initiative'
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board, Cavendish Farms, and the PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have announced the creation of the 'Enhanced Agronomy Initiative'.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
World Potato Congress Board changes: who is in, who is out?
David Thompson, President and CEO of World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC) announced today the retirement of Albert Wada, after an eight year term as active member the Board of Directors. Three new international advisers were newly appointed to the Board.
Potato Farming on Prince Edward Island: Trying Something New
For years, PEI potato farmer Robert Green has been growing barley and canola in rotation with potatoes. This season, he’s decided to try something new.
Island Potato Soap
Prince Edward Island craftsman Pieter Ijsselstein is seeing quickly growing interest in his latest product: Handcrafted Potato Soap