March 31, 2016 – Two Agrifac Condor Endurance sprayers are heading to Alberta this week. Manufactured in the Netherlands, the pendulum chassis eliminates boom movement makes sure that the weight distribution is equal on all four wheels. The chassis enables a 2,100 US gallon tank and booms up to 180 feet.…
March 3, 2016, Charlottetown, PEI – With its highest attendance in a decade, the 2016 edition of the International Potato Technology Expo – held Feb. 26-27 – was a resounding success. Approximately 3,200 industry professionals walked the show floor to check out the diverse grouping of local, regional, national, and…
Jan. 25, 2016, Ontario – Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, says farmers are being subsidized by not having to pay taxes on diesel fuel designated for field-equipment use. Dyed reddish-purple, the diesel is bought by farmers in bulk for use in farm machinery. It’s not allowed in farm trucks or other…
January 4, 2015, Carberry, Man – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development officials recently announced an investment of nearly $380,000 for the McCain Foods Canada potato processing plant in Carberry. The governments' investment, provided under Manitoba's Growing Forward 2 Growing Value program, will be used…
Oct. 29, 2015, Charlottetown – After 10 years of operation in Stratford, P.E.I., HJV Equipment, the specialized agriculture equipment company that has a particular focus on potato equipment, plans to move across the Hillsborough Bridge to Charlottetown, writes The Guardian. | READ MORE
October 29, 2015, Charlottetown, PEI – As P.E.I.'s potato harvest winds up, there's a distinctly different look to many Island warehouses: they've installed shiny new metal detectors, at a cost of between $50,000 to half a million dollars each. Last fall, steel needles and other sharp metal objects were detected…
June 22, 2015, Charlottetown, PEI – The Province of Prince Edward Island is providing additional funding support of $500,000 to the Prince Edward Island potato industry to address foreign material detection technology and training, says Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Alan McIsaac. “The integrity of Prince Edward Island’s potato crop…
By Farm Focus
Nov. 4, 2014, PEI – Agronomy consultant Steve Watts trying to improve the province's potato business one row at a time. Watts is now harvesting single-row, 10-yard long test plots with a miniature potato harvester he designed himself. Farm Focus reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 27, 2014, Orwell Cove, P.E.I. – A potato grower and two of his employees from Orwell Cove, P.E.I. are banking on a new piece of equipment they've designed to stop the food from bruising, writes CBC News. | READ MORE

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