Frozen potato exports lag during final quarter of 2020

Exports of U.S. frozen potato products were down nearly 11%, year-over-year, during the fourth quarter of 2020.  According to the Feb. 10 issue of... READ MORE »

Potato wart confirmed in two Prince Edward Island fields

On Nov. 27, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the presence of potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) in two fields on a farm ... READ MORE »

EU to ban use of mancozeb, which is due for EPA review in US

In Europe, growers will soon be without the availability of the broad-spectrum fungicide mancozeb, which is commonly used to combat late blight. Th... READ MORE »

Potatoes USA’s International Marketing Committee talks export numbers

Potatoes USA, the marketing arm of the U.S. potato industry, is holding its annual summer meetings through a series of virtual events. On July ... READ MORE »

Potato acreage in Canada looks to be steady

Potato acreage in Canada is expected to see a slight uptick, according to data reported by United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC). UPGC has this ye... READ MORE »

USMCA trade deal goes into effect

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect July 1, at a crucial time for farmers and ranchers struggling to recover from COVID... READ MORE »

International Potato Technology Expo set for late February

The International Potato Technology Expo and conference returns to the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on Feb. 21-22. The e... READ MORE »

House of Representatives ratifies USMCA trade agreement in lopsided vote

The House of Representatives ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 385-41 on Dec. 19. The bill now moves to the Senate. Th... READ MORE »

Canadian potato crop rebounds, but still sees heavy lost acreage

Statistics Canada estimates the 2019 Canadian potato crop at 106.577 million cwt, up 4% from a down 2018 season and on par with 2017. Canadian grow... READ MORE »

World Potato Congress adds PEI leader Donald to board of directors

The World Potato Congress has added Greg Donald, general manager of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board, to its board of directors. Donald ha... READ MORE »

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