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Nominations are now open for the Farm Management Canada's (FMC) 2018 Wilson Loree Award, honouring those who have made contributions to agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada. The nomination deadline is October 5, 2018, with the winner accounced during the Agricultural Excellence Conference on November 27 in Winnipeg, Man.…
Cavendish Farms announced July 30, 2018 it will be closing its fresh produce packaging facility in O'Leary, P.E.I., due to a shortage of potatoes. The closure will affect 40 employees.
The AgriRisk Initiatives Program, dedicated to exploring and developing risk management products and services, has been renewed under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. 
Harris and Winston Callaghan were awarded the Potato Producer of the Year award during the P.E.I. Potato Blossom Festival. 
Sarah Woodside was awarded the role of P.E.I Potato Ambassador during the Potato Blossom Festival farmers' awards banquet. 
If it wasn’t for a single rainfall event, Robert Irving, the president of Cavendish Farms, says the 2017 potato growing season could have been a disaster. To meet the challenge of dry weather conditions, Irving says industry leaders and the government need to come together and find a sustainable solution. Supplemental…
Thompson Potato Company Inc., a potato packaging company in Prince Edward Island, received funding from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The funding will go toward upgrades that will make the company more efficient and contribute to its plans for long-term, sustainable growth.The upgrades at Thompson Potato Company Inc. in Victoria…
For Dan Breen, soil is a living, active bio-system that needs protecting. It's like the "skin" of the earth, he believes, and much like people cover their bare skin when going outside in the winter, fields too need covering to protect them from the elements.
Colorado potato beetle. Potato virus Y. Dickeya. Disease and pests that plague potato growers continue to grow and evolve. So too do the rules and regulations that monitor the use of pesticides and seed treatments.
A recent study conducted in Canada demonstrated that a potato-derived resistant starch showed positive results in lowering insulin resistance in elderly subjects.
"Potahto Week," a new seven day event in Winnipeg runs February 19-25.Larry McIntosh from Peak of the Market says the starchy vegetable has gotten a bad reputation, and Potahto Week is all about helping people reconnect with Manitoba spuds.Over 50 locations will promote potatoes with a view to making the much-maligned…
Last year was an "optimistic year'' in P.E.I. agriculture, with successes coming in the potato, dairy and blueberry industries, says the minister of agriculture.
A major expansion project has been announced for a Manitoba potato-processing plant that's expected to create about 90 new full-time jobs.
The potato industry saw 15 selections from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's potato breeding program at the annual potato selection event on February 14 at the Fredericton Research and Development Centre. There are five french fry potatoes this year, two for the potato chip sector, six fresh market selections, and two potatoes…
Chemicals in the leaves of potato plants, produced naturally by the plant, may hold the key to a new way in controlling Colorado potato beetles. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research scientist, Helen Tai (pictured here) has turned to the leaves growing on wild potato relatives – leaves that Colorado…
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