potato wart

CFIA commits to modernizing potato wart plan on PEI

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced to the U.S. their intention to “modernize” the Long Term Management Plan that is intended to ... READ MORE »

After USDA Risk Assessment, NPC urges increased protections to prevent PEI potato wart spread

On Thursday, Nov. 10, the National Potato Council (NPC) and a dozen state potato associations issued a letter to USDA Undersecretary of Marketing and ... READ MORE »

NPC responds to latest PEI potato wart find

On Nov. 2, Canadian media reported on another potato wart find on Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. This latest find reinforces USDA’s conclusi... READ MORE »

USDA report on PEI: Extent of potato wart crisis likely larger, current mitigation insufficient

On October 14, USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released a comprehensive report on the current status of the potato wart crisis... READ MORE »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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