potato wart

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 »

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 »

Journalist raises questions on handling of PEI potato wart situation

In recent weeks, a news outlet in Canada has raised questions about CFIA’s management of potato wart in Prince Edward Island, as well as potential p... READ MORE »

Canadian government to fund PEI growers $28 million to offset trade losses

Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced $28 million in funding to support Prince Edward Island (PEI) potato farme... READ MORE »

Canadian Food Inspection Agency updates PEI potato wart situation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency released the following statement Dec. 13 regarding the potato wart situation involving Prince Edward Island: "T... READ MORE »

Potato Wart: Data shows vast reduction in PEI soil testing in recent years

In light of the multiple potato wart finds on Canada’s Prince Edward Island (PEI), during a meeting of the Potato Association of America on Dec. 1, ... READ MORE »

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