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Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is offering support to customers in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick whose potato crops were impacted by an unusually wet, cold fall, causing a loss in revenue.
It's been a challenging season for P.E.I. potato farmers trying to harvest their crops. Heavy rain and cold temperatures mean farmers have had limited chances to get their potatoes out of the ground without risking damage.
A worldwide shortage of potatoes, as a result of a hot dry growing season and wet harvest, has the potential to drive up the price for potatoes.
The P.E.I. Potato Board recently elected three new directors, a new vice-chairman and a new chairman.
Every year, Potato Days is a three-day event where Dutch potato-breeding companies, and a few companies from Germany and Denmark, showcase new potato varieties. The event took place from Nov. 7 to 9 and was held in the Emmeloord-Joure areas of Friesland.
Syngenta Canada Inc. announces the launch of Minecto Pro foliar-applied insecticide for broad-spectrum control of key pests in potatoes, apples, pears, and a variety of vegetable crops. 
Cavendish Farms is asking the P.E.I. government to double land ownership limits for potato farmers warning of threats to the 'long-term sustainability' of the industry due to decreasing yields.
Syngenta Canada announces the registration of Vibrance Ultra Potato as a new seed treatment for the suppression of pink rot and control of other seed and soil-borne diseases, including late blight. 
Cold wet October weather in P.E.I. is making harvest difficult for eastern producers.
Health Canada is proposing to cancel all uses of mancozeb, except for use on greenhouse tobacco, due to unacceptable risks to human health and the environment. The re-evaluation removes the exception that allowed foliar application of mancozeb on potatoes.
Most provinces are reporting lower than average yields for the 2018 growing season, according to the latest crop report published on Oct. 5 from the United Potato Growers of Canada. The only province reporting an increase in yields is British Columbia with a modest increase in yield.
McCain Foods appoints Danielle Barran to country president of McCain Foods's Canadian division, who assumed full responsibility on August 20, 2018.
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. 
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