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 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
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'.
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.
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.
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.