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The board of directors of the P.E.I. Potato Board, which owns the station, met recently and made the decision to close the facility. Greg Donald, general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board, said the decision was not made lightly, but the services offered at the facility had become redundant. |…
Cavendish Farms will begin construction of a new multimillion-dollar facility in north Lethbridge next spring, the largest private investment ever in the city’s history. It’s the first step towards construction of a new $350-million state-of-the-art frozen potato processing plant that will replace its aging facility in the industrial area.| READ MORE
Nov. 21, 2016, Prince Edward Island – The Prince Edward Island Potato Board says the high price for potatoes will put millions of extra dollars into the provincial economy this winter. | READ MORE
Health-conscious consumers now have more choice in the produce aisle, with the arrival of Carisma, an Ontario-grown potato that does not cause the rapid spike in blood sugar that normally comes from eating carbohydrate-rich foods. Farmed from traditional seed and without the use of biotechnology, this non-GMO potato from EarthFresh…
August 23, 2016 - Approximately 250 growers, crop consultants and potato-industry personnel gathered at the 2016 Ontario Potato Field Day on Aug. 18 in Alliston, Ont., to see the latest potato equipment, new potato varieties and a trade show. The day was hosted by HJV Equipment, supported by the Ontario…
June 23, 2016, New Brunswick – McCain Foods Canada has announced a major investment in its French fry plant in Florenceville-Bristol, N.B. This investment is expected to expand capability and create 40 to 50 new jobs. | READ MORE
May 25, 2016, 2016, Canada – A newly approved, genetically modified potato will not be grown commercially in Canada this year. JR Simplot, the company that created the Innate potato, said Canadian approval came too late for farmers to plant them this season. Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection…
May 19, 2016, Prince Edward Island – Potato farmers across P.E.I. are busy planting this year's crop, but those who used to sell to McCain Foods have the added worry of wondering where next year's crop will be heading, writes the Guardian. | READ MORE
April 15, 2016, Edmonton – Edmonton’s Little Potato Company is eyeing a major expansion with its first plant in the United States. The homegrown success story is building a processing, packing and storage facility that will also serve as its U.S. headquarters in DeForest, Wis., about 25 kilometres north of the capital in Madison. |…
March 31, 2016, Canada – The organization that represents Canada’s major grocery chains says it has full confidence in selling genetically engineered foods that have been approved by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. | READ MORE
February 23, 2016, West Prince, PEI – A West Prince potato farmer is hoping a new variety of spud with distinctive pink markings will be a big hit in Island stores, and eventually make its way to the U.S. Johnny MacLean, from West Devon, bought the exclusive North American rights…
The facts: 1. From 2011-2014, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) conducted a re-evaluation of the fungicide chlorothalonil. 2. On Nov. 1, 2014, PMRA issued a proposed re-evaluation decision proposing the continued registration for the sale and use of products containing chlorothalonil in Canada. Their evaluation of available scientific information…
Feb. 12, 2016, Canada – Double Nickel biofungicide is now available for use by Canadian growers of fruiting and leafy vegetables, potatoes, grapes, strawberries, tree fruit and other crops. Double Nickel represents a new generation of fungicides and bactericides that have biologically based active ingredients, are of low risk to…
February 12, 2016, Calgary, Alta – Potato growers across Canada have the option of applying Delegate insecticide by air for control of Colorado potato beetle and European corn borer. “If a seed treatment was not used, or is not offering sufficient control of insects, plan to use Delegate insecticide in…
Jan. 27, 2016, Lethbridge, Alta. – Funded by a consortium of association and industry partners, the University of Lethbridge has appointed Dr. Dmytro Yevtushenko as research chair in potato science. The local potato industry is poised to benefit from Yevtushenko’s experience as a plant biologist and from his expertise in…

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