News on Potato Trade from the Americas
New bill would allow PEI government to limit what crops can be grown in potato wart index fields
November 18, 2022
The minister of agriculture of Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada has tabled legislation that would give the provincial government a lead role in trying to prevent the spread of potato wart in the province.
Eagle Eye says Idaho potato crop showing high quality but smaller sizing
October 03, 2022
Eagle Eye Produce had been harvesting new crop potatoes for several weeks before beginning harvest for its storage supplies the week after Labor Day. While it is still too early to know the overall projection for the crop.
United States Retail potato sales (value) increased in Q2 of 2022
August 27, 2022
Potato retail sales in the United States increased in dollar value and decreased slightly in volume from April - June 2022, compared to the same period in 2021. As prices increased by 13.6%, dollar sales increased by 12.6%. Volume sales decreased 0.8%.
Paraguay: Óptimos resultados en cultivo de papa en Tacuaras
August 13, 2022
Productores destacaron el buen rendimiento del cultivo de papa en Ñeembucú, se mostraron optimistas y dijeron que el clima ayudó para obtener buenos resultados. Indicaron que están incursionando en este rubro para poder mejorar la economía de los agricultores.
Papa Colombiana será comercializada por primera vez en Trinidad y Tobago
July 30, 2022
Por primera vez en la historia de Colombia, 25 tonealadas de papa cultivada en los departamentos de Cundinamarca y Boyacá llegaron a Trinidad y Tobago, gracias a una gestión comercial realizada por Procolombia y el Instituto Agropecuario Colombiano (ICA).
Potatoes from southern Colorado could soon be shipped to Mexico
July 27, 2022
U.S. farmers started shipping fresh potatoes into the Mexican interior in May, about 20 years after an initial deal was signed between the two countries.
No sign of potato wart in 5,000 Prince Edward Island soil samples tested so far
July 23, 2022
With testing completed on 5,000 Prince Edward Island (PEI) soil samples collected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency from March to June no potato wart has been found.
Time to permanently retire fields with potato wart, a Prince Edward Island legislative committee says
May 09, 2022
Fields, where potato wart has been found, should be taken permanently out of any type of agricultural production, a P.E.I. legislative committee is recommending.
Potatoes USA Elects 2022 - 2023 Leadership
April 24, 2022
Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the potato industry in the United States, elected new leadership during its Annual Meeting on March 9, 2022. The newly elected Chairman and Executive Committee will lead the Board through 2022-2023.
National Potato Council on Joint US-Mexico Announcement on Potential Reopening of Mexican Market to US Potatoes
April 06, 2022
The National Potato Council released the following statement in response to a joint announcement by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Mexico Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Víctor Villalobos