Potato Industry leaders honored at Prince Edward Island Potato Board Annual Banquet

The Prince Edward Island potato industry gathered for its annual awards dinner for the first time since 2020.  COVID-19 had put the banquet on hold for the past two years.

Statement From PEI Potato Board, Stories From the Field, Regarding PEI Potato Crop Destruction

The closure of the U.S. border to PEI tablestock potatoes and restriction of movement of all seed potato by the Canadian Minister of Agriculture has left PEI growers with more than 300 million pounds of potatoes with nowhere to go, and farmers with no other options.

Minister Bibeau Announces $28M to Support Prince Edward Island Potato Producers Impacted by Trade Disruptions

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced $28 million in funding to support Prince Edward Island (PEI) potato farmers affected by trade disruptions. The Government of Canada is taking a Team Canada approach and working collaboratively with the Province of PEI and industry to support potato growers and resume full market access for PEI fresh potatoes.

PEI Potato Representatives Meet With Minister Bibeau in Ottawa to Discuss U.S. Trade Issue

Representatives of the PEI Potato Board travelled to Ottawa Thursday for a midday meeting with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food,  Dr. Siddika Mithani, president of Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and other federal officials to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade issue. On November 22, CFIA banned the sale of table potatoes to the U.S., pinning the temporary decision on broader Canada-U.S. trade relations concerns.

Prince Edward Island Potato Board Launches Podcast: Spudchat

(Charlottetown, PEI)  The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is excited to share with potato farmers and industry partners the launch of a new podcast, Spudchat.  This weekly podcast is hosted by Ryan Barrett, Research and