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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Prince Edward Island Seed Potato Export to the United States halted - again - due to Potato Wart
November 07, 2021
CBC reports that the US border has again closed to Prince Edward Island seed potatoes after potato wart was found in two P.E.I. fields.
Prince Edward Island seed potatoes cleared for export to United States after no more potato wart found
March 26, 2021
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lifted its voluntary suspension of export certification for P.E.I. seed potatoes, allowing trade to the United States to resume.
Previously unknown variant of potato wart disease discovered in the Netherlands
December 22, 2020
According to a report by the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), an unknown variant of wart disease was discovered in agricultural fields in the municipality of Stadskanaal in the north-east of the country.
Presence of Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) confirmed in Prince Edward Island
December 01, 2020
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently confirmed the presence of potato wart in two fields on a farm in Prince Edward Island (PEI). Potato wart is a regulated quarantine pest in Canada.