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Alberta could become Canada’s potato capital

A province in Western Canada could dethrone Prince Edward Island as the country’s top potato-producing region.


January 10, 2019
By Farms.com

A new report from ATB Financial shows that annual spud production figures for Alberta and P.E.I. are the same, except that in the past 20 years Alberta’s production is up 132 percent, while P.E.I.’s is down 18 per cent. 

Growers in Alberta produced an average yield of 416 cwt per acre this year, United Potato Growers of Canada says, while growers in P.E.I. produced an average of 285 cwt per acre. The potato figures show that Alberta is expanding its ag identity beyond just grain and beef. | READ MORE