Canada

Potato imports to US continue to rise

Strong demand for potatoes and potato products and tight domestic supplies continues to drive increases in imports for the current (July 2020-June 202... READ MORE »

US potato exports continue to face challenging circumstances

U.S. potato exports have faced a great deal of adversity in the current marketing year (July 2020 to June 2021). Demand for frozen potato products dec... READ MORE »

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 »


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