APHIS Amends Entry Requirements for Importation of Potato from Prince Edward Island to Prevent Introduction of Potato Wart Pathogen

April 5, 2022 USDA APHIS

Effective immediately, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its requirements for the importation of potato (Solanum tuberosum) from Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada to prevent the introduction of potato wart (causal agent Synchytrium endobioticum) into the United States.

National Potato Council Statement in Response to USDA Announcement on the Resumption of Trade Between PEI and the United States After Latest Potato Wart Find

March 25, 2022 National Potato Council

The National Potato Council released the following statement in response to USDA’s announcement that trade in table stock potatoes would resume between Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, and the United States.

New Federal Ministerial Coordinating Committee on PEI Potatoes Brings Whole-of-Government Approach to Help Farmers Affected by U.S. Trade Disruption

The Government of Canada is committed to restoring market access for PEI fresh potatoes to the United States and supporting PEI farmers impacted by trade disruptions. To that end, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced the creation of the new Federal Ministerial Coordinating Committee on PEI Potatoes with the objective of enhancing coordination and collaboration across the federal government to respond to concerns and find solutions.

Prince Edward Island Potatoes “Made To Enjoy”

PEI Potatoes will be on the small screen once again this year, with a brand new message and commercial. “Made to Enjoy” is a new approach for PEI Potatoes, aimed more at the end consumer than our previous campaigns.