Business & Policy
Planted acres up slightly this year
July 20, 2015, Ottawa – Potato farmers planted 349,005 acres of potatoes across the country this year.
That’s up 0.4 per cent over last year, which saw the lowest level of planted area in 20 years.
However, despite this slight increase, total planted area remains significantly lower compared with the 2003 peak of 457,500 acres.
Planted area by province is as follows:
|Province||Seeded area (acres)||Percentage of national planted area
|Newfoundland and Labrador||*Too unreliable to publish||*Too unreliable to publish|
|Prince Edward Island||89,500||26%|