Markets and Marketing
A sixth-generation farmer from Malden, N.B. has found a market for potatoes too small to sell to grocery stores.Blue Roof Distillers is the first Canadian farm-to-bottle distillery making vodka from potatoes.The family used to donate the tiny taters from its 350-acre farm to local cattle farmers for feed or sell…
The PEI Potato Industry has released a 30 second commercial highlighting the industry. The farmers from the Island are proud of what they do and want to showcase the positive work.The project was filmed over the summer and early fall on different farms and field locations all over Prince Edward…
P.E.I. potatoes fetched good prices in 2016, continuing a trend that stretches back to 2004. The strong performance for Island spuds was shown in the farm product prices indexed released by Statistics Canada. | READ MORE
  While North American farmers are in the process of wrapping up a fourth-straight bumper harvest, according to the BMO 2016 North American Agriculture Report, foreign exchange developments have yielded very different experiences for producers in Canada and the United States. "In the United States, the lofty greenback, which has…
Nov. 3, 2016, Alberta – The Government of Canada has secured market access for Alberta seed potatoes to Thailand.Effective immediately, Alberta becomes the third province to have an export agreement with Thailand, joining Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, both of which secured export agreements in 2009. Combined, these three…
April 28, 2016, Manitoba – French fry companies cutting back on process potato contracts is predicted to cause a fall in Manitoba's potato acreage this spring. | READ MORE
March 9, 2016, Prince Edward Island – The Island’s staple potato industry may be experiencing a slump, writes The Guardian. At least one Island potato grower who recently attended the International Potato Expo says farms like his are struggling to sell potatoes because there are just too many of them. |…
Jan. 25, 2016, Prince Edward Island – The dropping dollar, which is hovering just above the 70-cent U.S. mark, has not translated into bargain-hunting American importers snapping up spuds south of the border. In fact, U.S. exports of P.E.I.'s 2015 crop are down about four per cent, according to the PEI Potato…
December 22, 2015, Charlottetown, PEI – The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has a new executive as a result of its recent board of directors meeting. Alex Docherty of Elmwood was re-elected for a second year as chairman of the board. Alex and his family own and operate Skyeview Farms…
Nov. 16, 2015, Prince Edward Island – Potato harvest is nearly finished in Prince Edward Island, and the manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board expects yield will be down a bit across the Island this year due to dry conditions through much of the growing season. CBC News reports. |…
November 10, 2015, Toronto, Ont – Optimal growing conditions have created a glut of Ontario potatoes this season and, as a result, suppliers have been forced to cope with lower per-unit prices. “The potato market here in Ontario is sloppier than it was last year,” says Gus Bondi of Toronto-based…
Sept. 2, 2015, Delta, BC – Farmers gathered at Brent Kelly Farms last Thursday for the annual B.C. Potato Variety Trial Field Day to see new varieties that have been grown in a test field. The goal is to see if any could become a viable crop in Delta. The Delta…
July 6, 2015, Summerside, PEI – A group of P.E.I. potato farmers who all sell potatoes to the same buyer do not believe it makes sense to each buy and install metal detectors to screen for inserted needles. That’s why they want government funds dedicated for food tampering screening to go…
June 12, 2015, Summerside, PEI – The P.E.I. Potato Board has launched a new design for the Island’s potato bags in order to draw attention back to an already well-known brand. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
  May 27 2015 - The Ontario government has passed the Agriculture Insurance Act, 2014 which will allow more types of agricultural products to be covered by the province's production insurance program. Production insurance is part of a suite of business risk management programs designed to help farmers manage losses…
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