Business/Policy
Marie-Claude Bibeau became Canada’s first female federal Minister of Agriculture during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle on Mar. 1, 2019.
Published in News
The federal government unveiled its 2019 budget on March 26, including several announcements that are notable for the agriculture sector.
Published in Business & Policy
The former general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board, Ivan Noonan, was among three recipients of industry appreciation awards Feb. 19 at the P.E.I. Potato Conference.
Published in News
Potatoes in Canada is joining with Annex Business Media’s other agriculture publications to conduct a survey to gain a better understanding of the future of Canadian farming.
Published in News
A P.E.I. family-owned farm operation, Eric C. Robinson Inc., is closing the potato growing and packaging portion of its farming division to focus on the soybeans, forage and barley it already produces.
Published in News
Cavendish Farms in New Annan, P.E.I., which processes potatoes into french fries, is importing what it says is a "record number" of potatoes from other locations to the Island this winter.
Published in News
Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eicher provided an update on the expansion of J.R. Simplot Company’s (Simplot) french fry processing plant in Portage la Prairie at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon.
Published in News
A province in Western Canada could dethrone Prince Edward Island as the country’s top potato-producing region.
Published in News
The Bank of Montreal has launched a financial relief program for potato farmers affected by P.E.I.’s adverse weather during the 2018 harvest.
Published in News
Eugenia Banks, Ontario potato specialist, attended a BASF meeting discussing several pesticides for potatoes will be coming through the pipeline for producers.
Published in Chemicals
The impact of the difficult harvest on the industry will be felt across all sectors - seed, table stock and processing. Crop stress, reduced yields and unharvested acres will all contribute to a national decline in potato production.
Published in Business Management
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Overall potato production in Canada dropped by 2.6 per cent, according to the latest estimate from the United Potato Growers of Canada (UPG).
Published in Harvesting
Some areas of Canada did have a tough harvest due to cold, wet conditions resulting in these areas having lower than normal production, but there's no spud shortage yet, says Terence Hochstein, executive director of the Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA). 
Published in Harvesting
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.
Published in News
A shortage of potatoes across Europe is pushing up the cost of crisps and chips for British shoppers.
Published in Consumer Issues
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.
Published in News
McCain Foods appoints Danielle Barran to country president of McCain Foods's Canadian division, who assumed full responsibility on August 20, 2018.
Published in News
Some businesses that need a steady supply of potatoes — like fresh-cut fry shacks — are having problems sourcing their key ingredient.
Published in Consumer Issues
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.
Published in News

Robert Anderson and Jill Ebbett, fifth-generation potato farmers from East Glassville, N.B., were named Atlantic’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2018.

Published in Business & Policy
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