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The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) recently held an AgriWorkforce Roundtable to discuss challenges and possible solutions to address the critical agricultural labour shortage in Canada.
  Covered Bridge Potato Chips has purchased new equipment and expanded its Hartland-area manufacturing facility with $867,000 in federal and provincial funding. Government officials and company president Ryan Albright did not respond to a request from CBC News for details about when the funding was provided. The announcement comes less than eight…
Feb. 26, 2016, Prince Edward Island – Two Island farmers convicted of planting potatoes on a slope that was too steep were granted a partial victory from the P.E.I. Court of Appeal, writes CBC News. | READ MORE
For the past nine years, veteran automotive journalists have donated their time to act as judges in the only annual North American truck competition that tests pickup and van models head to head – while hauling payload and also towing.   The Canadian Truck King Challenge started in 2006, and…
Jan. 25, 2016, Guelph, Ont. – Registration is now open for the 2016 Ontario Potato Conference, to be held March 1 at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre in Guelph.    The deadline for the early bird registration at the reduced fee of $50 is Feb. 25. Lunch, coffee breaks…
Jan. 11, 2016, Prince Edward Island – The P.E.I. Potato Board is moving to train the Island's potato growers and exporters on how to disinfect trucks before loading them, with five workshops being offered across the province, reports CBC News. | READ MORE
Nov. 18, 2015, Charlottetown – The International Potato Technology Expo returns to the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown on Feb. 26 and 27, 2016. This biennial event welcomes potato growers and manufacturers of equipment and product solutions from across the Maritimes and beyond. Registration is now open for the 2016 edition…
November 11, 2015, Charlottetown, PEI – The end of a subsidy that provides disinfectant services to Island potato growers is a threat to the sector’s future, an industry spokesman says. Members of the P.E.I. Potato Board recently discovered that as of Dec. 31, the province would be cutting funding to…
  Small potato production is expanding in Saskatchewan to meet increased market demand for “creamer” potatoes with a target size of 20 mm to 40 mm in diameter. Specialty potato companies, such as The Little Potato Company of Edmonton,  have found new culinary markets for so-called “little” potatoes. Now growers…
September 17, 2015 - Six entrepreneurial farm couples from across Canada are travelling to Edmonton in November to vie for top recognition as Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) at the organization’s annual national event.  These regional honourees have been chosen from their home regions, and will present highlights of their…
  Aug. 11, 2015, Mosca, CO – What do you get when you combine an abandoned rural high school, two Colorado farm families and potatoes? White Rock Specialties.
July 28, 2015 - The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is pleased to announce the formation of the Advisory Group for the Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture project. This project will examine and address critical barriers to advancement facing women in the industry. Based on these results,…
July 20, 2015, Ottawa – Potato farmers planted 349,005 acres of potatoes across the country this year. That’s up 0.4 per cent over last year, which saw the lowest level of planted area in 20 years. However, despite this slight increase, total planted area remains significantly lower compared with the 2003…
June 23, 2015, Boise, Idaho – A federal judge has signed off on a $25 million settlement in a lawsuit between wholesale grocers and potato farming associations accused of forming a price-fixing cartel. The Winnipeg Free Press reports. | READ MORE
June 18, 2015, Alberton, PEI – About 95 per cent of the Island’s 2015 potato crop is now in the ground, estimates the general manager of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board, Greg Donald. The Journal Pioneer reports. | READ MORE
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