Canada

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 »

Cavendish Farms opens new potato processing facility in Alberta

Cavendish Farms' new $430 million frozen potato processing plant in Canada is open for business. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the Lethbridg... READ MORE »

McCain starts on $12 million expansion to New Brunswick facility

McCain Foods Canada has announced a $12 million investment to its potato processing plant in Florenceville, New Brunswick. The expansion will add c... READ MORE »

NPC joins coalition of farm groups in support of new Canada-Mexico trade pact

The National Potato Council joined with over 950 farm groups and agricultural organizations in a letter urging Congress to immediately ratify the U.S.... READ MORE »

Mexico removes tariffs on frozen potatoes from US

President Trump removed the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico on Friday, May 17. Mexico responded by removing its 20% tariff... READ MORE »

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Tiny Prince Edward Island a major producer of potatoes

Prince Edward Island (PEI) off the east coast of Canada is home to just 152,000 people, but accounts for 25 percent of Canada‚Äôs potato production. ... READ MORE »

Japan further reduces tariffs on Canadian potatoes, U.S. exporters play waiting game

From the Washington State Potato Commission: On April 1, Japan initiated a further round of tariff reductions for members of the Comprehensive and ... READ MORE »

Canadian potato producer EarthFresh Farms adding Atlanta packing facility

EarthFresh Farms, an Ontario-based farming operation, is expanding to the U.S. with a 140,000-square-foot advanced technological packing plant in the ... READ MORE »

U.S. potato exports see boon during January

After a somewhat down month of December, U.S. potato exports ballooned during January, rising 19.4 percent year over year. According to numbers fr... READ MORE »


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