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.

U.S. Potato Industry Supports CFIA Action to Protect Canadian Provinces and U.S. after Additional Disease Detections

November 24, 2021 National Potato Council

The National Potato Council (NPC) and grower organizations throughout the United States welcomed the announcement by Canada’s Acting Chief Plant Health Officer, David Bailey, to prevent the spread of potato wart from Prince Edward Island (PEI) by restricting the movement of PEI potatoes to other Canadian provinces and the U.S.

Prince Edward Island Potato Board Shocked by CFIA Decision Suspending Certification of Exports of all PEI potatoes to US

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is shocked by the decision by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to suspend the certification of exports of all potatoes from Prince Edward Island to the United States of America.  The United States market represents a value of $120 million annually to the Prince Edward Island potato industry.

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.