Growing Organic Potatoes in PEI: Kentdale Farms
August 28, 2014
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.
Sharing The History Of The Prince Edward Island Potato Industry
August 23, 2014
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
August 20, 2014
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed a case of potato wart in a Prince Edward Island field.
PEI Potato Industry Shocked by McCain Plant closure
August 07, 2014
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.
The McCain Foods Borden Carleton facility in winter
August 07, 2014
McCain Foods Canada is closing its Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island french fry facility as of Oct. 31, directly affecting 121 people.
Dry weather could cut crop PEI crop yields by 15%
July 31, 2014
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).
July 30, 2014
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.
July 28, 2014
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
July 22, 2014
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
June 30, 2014
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.
Water Use Prince Edward Island (courtesy PEI Potato Board)
June 15, 2014
Two of the most powerful voices in P.E.I.s billion dollar potato industry appeared before the Legislature's agriculture committee Thursday in Charlottetown.
Agriculture More Than Ever
May 15, 2014
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board signs on as a partner in Farm Credit Canada’s successful Agriculture More Than Ever program.