USDA issues Federal Order banning seed potatoes from Prince Edward Island

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a new federal order officially prohibiting the importation of seed potatoes from ... READ MORE »

USDA to resume imports of PEI tablestock potatoes, US potato organization ‘dismayed’

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has determined importation of tablestock potatoes to the U.S. from Prince Edward Island ... READ MORE »

APHIS’s Shea: No additional avocados from Mexico until potato situation resolved

This is a recap from the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2022 annual meeting, which took place March 1 in Washington, D.C. Trade Affairs Committee ... READ MORE »

PEI potato wart testing turns up third positive test

Additional soil testing for potato wart in Prince Edward Island has resulted in a third positive test for the disease in PEI. On March 8, the Canad... READ MORE »

Export markets remain solid for US potatoes

From July to December 2021, most U.S. potato and product exports are above the levels for the same period in 2020. However, the figures for December a... READ MORE »

Canadian rep suggests buying PEI potato wart fields to take them out of production

There is a push for the Prince Edward Island government to buy up fields were potato wart has been found to remove the fields from production. ... READ MORE »

PEI can resume exporting to Puerto Rico

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Feb. 8 the resumption of tablestock potatoes from Prince Edward Island ... READ MORE »

IFPA, Canadian ag minister meet to discuss trade, trucking issues

On Jan. 27, a delegation from Canada, including Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, met with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in Wash... READ MORE »

Potato wart concerns in PEI predate positive tests

The Canadian federal government is moving to assist Prince Edward Island (PEI) potato farmers regain access to U.S. markets, although it was made publ... READ MORE »

Canadian government forms committee to assist PEI in restoring market access

The Canadian government is forming a committee to assist the Prince Edward Island potato industry in restoring market access following multiple cases ... READ MORE »

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