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Uzbekistan may become one of the five largest potato importers in the world by the end of 2021

Uzbekistan may become one of the five largest potato importers in the world by the end of 2021

December 08, 2021
According to EastFruit analysts, Uzbekistan may become one of the five largest potato importers in the world by the end of 2021. Following the results of 11 months, Uzbekistan has already set a new record of potato imports.
Prince Edward Island farmers losing money day by day in potato export crisis.

P.E.I. farmers losing money day by day in potato export crisis

December 03, 2021
After 20 years of successful management, potato wart has closed the U.S. border again. P.E.I. farmers are five days into a suspension of trade for their potatoes into the U.S. market.
November marked a further increase in the value of the FAO Food Price Index.

November marked a further increase in the value of the FAO Food Price Index

December 02, 2021
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 134.4 points in November 2021, up 1.6 points (1.2 percent) from October and 28.8 points (27.3 percent) from November 2020.
PEI based Salad Company, Johnston’s Encourages Canadians to Support Local PEI Potato Farmers in Response to Recent Export Ban

PEI based Salad Company Encourages Canadians to Support PEI Potato Farmers in Response to US Export Ban

December 01, 2021
With its roots firmly planted on PEI soil for over 74 years, Johnston’s Homestyle proudly supports local farmers while they face challenges during supply chain restrictions.
Government-Industry potato working group assembles to help affected farmers in Prince Edward Island

Government-Industry potato working group assembles to help affected farmers in Prince Edward Island

November 27, 2021
The Government of Canada is working with the Province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and industry to support PEI farmers following the recent suspension of certification of fresh potatoes from PEI to the United States.
Historic display of U.S. chipping potatoes at a tradeshow in China

Historic display of US chipping potatoes at tradeshow in Shanghai, China

November 27, 2021
This historic event, which is helping to pave the way for commercial shipments of U.S. chip-stock to China, was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and speeches by U.S. government officials and representatives from Potatoes USA.
Prince Edward Island Potato Board Response to Suspension of Exports to USA

Prince Edward Island Potato Board 'shocked' by CFIA decision to suspend its Potato Exports to the US

November 23, 2021
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is shocked by the decision by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to suspend the certification of exports of all potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States of America.
Tubers affected by potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)

CFIA announces measures to prevent spread of potato wart from PEI

November 22, 2021
Today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced measures to prevent the spread of potato wart from Prince Edward Island (PEI). Potato wart is a plant disease that poses no threat to human health or food safety, but is known to decrease potato yield.
United States frozen potato export continued to improve

United States export of frozen potato increased by 30 percent in Q3 (YOY)

November 20, 2021
U.S. exports of frozen potato products increased by 30% for the July – September 2021 quarter compared to 2020. These increases were led by a 63% increase to Mexico
Potato harvest in Tajikistan increased by more than 100 thousand tonnes in 2021

Potato harvest in Tajikistan increased by more than 100 thousand tonnes in 2021

November 19, 2021
Around 740 thousand tonnes of potatoes were harvested by farmers in Tajikistan in the current season as of the end of the last work week, Eastfruit analysts report.

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