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December 9, 2013 - All Ontario field crop, vegetable, fruit and specialty crop farmers are asked to fill out a confidential, anonymous online survey of pesticide use for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs. This year, the survey is being conducted by Farm…
Dec. 5, 2013, Canada – As of April 1, 2014, all seed growers in Canada must become licensed and registered by CFIA for the Seed Potato Tuber Quality Management Program (SPTQMP). This will be for all domestic movement of potatoes that leave your farm, whether it is moving within Alberta, or…
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Potato Research Centre (PRC) in Fredericton, N.B., marked its 100th anniversary in 2012. However, from the perspective of collaboration opportunities, 2012 was a typical year. In February, the centre hosted a Bolivian research delegation. In March, two Latvian potato specialists visited, one of them being Dr.…
Nov. 7, 2013, New Annan, P.E.I. – Cavendish Farms has confirmed it is laying off 60 people from its plant in New Annan, P.E.I., reports CBC News. | READ MORE
November 5, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI – Sobeys in Atlantic Canada has introduced a new colour-coded scheme in an attempt to market some Prince Edward Island potatoes.The idea is to make it easier for consumers to choose the right spud, depending on what they want on their plates. READ MORE
November 4, 2013, Toronto, Ont — Prince Edward Island once again sits atop the potato world at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.Lewis Brothers, cousins Jamie and Scott Lewis, of York dominated the top awards in the competition. They came away with the grand and reserve grand champion table…
Oct. 31, 2013, Taber, AB - Plans are underway for the 2013 Alberta Potato Conference and Trade Show, being held Nov. 19-21 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alta.The conference includes informational guest speakers, meeting sessions, entertainment, great food, updates from industry associates and networking.The event will start…
Aug. 14, 2013, Alberta – The Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site in Alberta will celebrate the potato on Sunday, Aug. 18. Starting at 1 p.m., a series of potato-themed competitions will take place, including a race on Alberta’s only potato racing track, a mashed potato eating contest, potato peeling and carving…
July 19, 2013, Regina, SK - Farm Credit Canada (FCC)'s continued financial foundation is supporting investment and growth in Canadian agriculture, according to the Crown corporation's annual report.During the fiscal year, Canada's leading agriculture lender disbursed $7.7 billion to farmers, processors and suppliers along the agriculture value chain through 47,000…
June 27, 2013 - Nominations are now open for the 2014 Outstanding Young Farmers Program within the Alberta/Northwest Territories (NWT) region.Nominees may be an individual, couple or managing partner/shareholder of a farm group. To qualify, the nominee must derive a minimum of two-thirds of their gross revenue from farming and…
Many potato growers – and potato lovers – will recognize Yukon Gold. The tasty and versatile yellow-fleshed potato bred by the late Garnet (Gary) Johnston, a well-known Canadian breeder, has had many accolades since it was registered in 1980. But is has recently received another to add to its resumé:…
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