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PEI Potato Board Presents 2021 Potato Industry Recognition Awards

PEI Potato Board Presents 2021 Potato Industry Recognition Awards

April 07, 2021
Three awards were presented to well deserving industry members at the Prince Edward Island Potato Board’s monthly meeting in March 2021. In addition, the award winners will be recognized at the PEI Board Annual Banquet in 2022.
McCain Foods 'Upping' the Stakes in Vertical Farming with GoodLeaf

McCain Foods increases its stake in Vertical Farming startup GoodLeaf

March 01, 2021
McCain Foods Limited has made a substantial investment in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture and its wholly owned subsidiary GoodLeaf Farms, Canada's largest commercial vertical farming operation, to help drive the company's growth and expansion plans.
Cavendish Farms to potato growers: Sell to someone else, if you can

Cavendish Farms to potato growers: Sell to someone else, if you can

April 06, 2020
COVID-19-related restaurant closures lead to ‘curtailment’ of french fry production. Cavendish Farms has advised the P.E.I. potato producers under contract to supply the company with spuds to 'sell to other markets if they can'.
Prince Edward Island Potato Board selects new Chairman

Prince Edward Island Potato Board elects new Chairman

December 30, 2016
Rodney Dingwell of Morell was elected as the new Chairman of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board.
United Potato Growers of Canada: New Alberta processing plant good news for whole industry

United Potato Growers of Canada: New Alberta processing plant good news for whole industry

December 18, 2016
The plans for a new multi-million dollar Cavendish Farms potato processing plant in Lethbridge, Alberta, should not concern the Prince Edward Island potato industry, says the general manager of the United Potato Growers of Canada.
Record for largest potato display back to Prince Edward Island

Record for largest potato display back to Prince Edward Island

October 02, 2016
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.
World Potato Congress Board changes: who is in, who is out?

World Potato Congress Board changes: Who is in? Who is out?

June 28, 2016
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.
Potatoes New Brunswick Chair balancing PNB responsibilities and Potato Farming

Potatoes New Brunswick Chair balances PNB responsibilities with Potato Farming

March 06, 2016
New Brunswick’s Shawn Paget is among the new generation of potato farmers working hard to ensure that the industry remains an integral part of Canadian agriculture.
World Potato Congress Welcomes New Directors and International Advisor

World Potato Congress Welcomes New Directors and International Advisor

February 18, 2016
World Potato Congress Inc. announced today appointments to the WPC Board of Directors and International Advisory Committee.
Prince Edward Island Potatoes Celebrates Potato Lovers Month with Spudtastic Sweepstakes!

Prince Edward Island Potatoes Celebrates Potato Lovers Month with Spudtastic Sweepstakes!

February 11, 2016
February is Potato Lovers Month in Canada, and Prince Edward Island potato growers are celebrating by offering consumers a chance to win a potato-packed trip to Prince Edward Island!
PEI Potatoes Remain a Cost-Effective Vegetable for Canadian Consumers

PEI Potatoes Remain a Cost-Effective Vegetable for Canadian Consumers

January 16, 2016
The softening Canadian dollar has in many cases driven up the cost of imported produce and this is being reflected in grocery store prices. However, one staple vegetable that has not experienced the same jump in prices is Prince Edward Island Potatoes.
PEI Potato Board: Alex Docherty re-elected as Chairman of the Board.

PEI Potato Board: Alex Docherty re-elected as Chairman of the Board.

December 18, 2015
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has a new executive as a result of its December 16th Board of Directors meeting.

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