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Potato News from Prince Edward Island

New Equipment adds flexibility to packaging operation PEI potato exporter
New packaging equipment at a Prince Edward Island Potato Packer, purchased with a loan from ACOA (the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), is expected to help the company reach new customers.
East Point Potatoes Expands Potato Packing Operations
East Point Potato 2009 Inc. is scaling up its operations in rural Prince Edward Island, Canada with the help of a CAD 500,000 federal loan.
Prince Edward Island Potato Farmers: Almost time to plant!
Potato Farmers on Prince Edward Island, Canada are gearing up for another planting season.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
After decades of absence, genetically engineered potatoes will return to Canada
Since Monsanto took their genetically modified Newleaf /Naturemark potatoes of the market in 2001, no GM potatoes have been grown commercially in Canada. But Simplot's Innate potatoes are going to change that in 2017.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Former McCain factory Prince Edward Island sold to a local steel company
The former McCain Potato Processing Plant in Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island, will be sold to local steel company MacDougall Steel Erectors (MSE), the company and the Province announced today.
Prince Edward Island Potato Board selects new Chairman
Rodney Dingwell of Morell was elected as the new Chairman of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board.
Friday, December 30, 2016
New Potato Tampering Incident in Halifax linked to Prince Edward Island Potatoes
Earlier today, the Halifax Regional Police announced they received a report of a needle being found in potatoes at a home in Halifax, NS Canada.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Rain delays completion of potato harvest on Prince Edward Island
Some Prince Edward Island potato farmers have had to wait longer than usual to finish their harvest because of recent wet weather, but 97% of the harvest is in.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Modern Potato Harversters make rock picking obsolete
Up until recently, Alex Docherty, chairman of the PEI Potato Board and a potato farmer in Elmwood, P.E.I., would do what most potato farmers on the Island still do today - hire rock pickers. But this fall, his new Spudnik AirSep Harvester is separating the rocks from the potatoes
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Record for largest potato display back to Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island recaptured the unofficial record for the largest potato display, with a 140,000 pounds display at the Superstore in Charlottetown last Thursday.