Potato News from Canada
No Potato Wart detected in Canada
March 14, 2023
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has completed its 2022 national survey for potato wart and confirms that potato wart was not detected in the soil samples tested from the fields where the samples were collected.
Re-joining members give the United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) a truly national reach
March 11, 2023
Ontario Potato Board, Potatoes New Brunswick join the United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) as the representative of their potato grower members, giving the organisation a truly national reach.
Prince Edward Island Farms Offer Islanders Free PEI Potatoes this Saturday
March 09, 2023
To help offset rising food costs, four farms on Prince Edward Island are opening their potato storages to Islanders. Visitors are invited to help themselves and pick unwashed potatoes directly from the pile in storage. The event occurs Saturday, March 11th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
PEI Potato Board Seeks Removal of Export Restrictions on PEI Potatoes in the Light of IAP Report
February 06, 2023
The PEI potato industry welcomed the final report of the International Advisory Panel (IAP) on Potato Wart that was presented to industry and government on January 16, 2023.
Selenium: a booster shot for late blight prevention in potatoes
February 02, 2023
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientists have discovered that selenium, a micronutrient and anti-oxidant activates genes in potatoes that boosts the plant's immunity and helps in the prevention of late blight.
University of Manitoba potato storage facilities get an upgrade as governments invest
January 29, 2023
The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing CAD 98,970 (USD 74,193) through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) to upgrade the University of Manitoba's Horticulture Storage Facility so it can conduct innovative potato research
Potato Processor McCain Foods releases 2022 Sustainability Report
January 26, 2023
McCain Foods Limited (McCain) released its Sustainability Report for 2022, underpinning its commitment to producing delicious, planet-friendly food
New credit facility to fuel growth Pretzel manufacturer Savor Street Foods
January 20, 2023
FrontWell Capital Partners Inc. ("FrontWell") announced the closing of a USD 7.4 million secured credit facility with Savor Street Foods Inc. ("SSF" or the "Company"), a Pennsylvania-based food manufacturer producing an array of health‐conscious pretzel snacks.
How many potatoes are in storage in Canada (Total Holdings January 11 2023) ?
January 19, 2023
Total Canadian Potato Storage Holdings on January 11, 2023 are down slightly (-0.4%) over 2022 numbers for the same period, but are still 5.84% above the 3-yr. average, mostly due to the increased size of the crop in the last two years.
As John Griffin retires, World Potato Congress announces new leadership
January 15, 2023
As John Griffin retires, World Potato Congress announces new leadership: Peter VanderZaag as President and CEO, Nora Olsen as Vice President and Brian Douglas as Director.