Business Management

Covered Bridge Potato Chips expands with funding February 2017

Covered Bridge Potato Chips has purchased new equipment and expanded its Hartland-area manufacturing facility with $867,000 in federal and provincial funding. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato IPM training module available online September 2016

An educational tool for growers with information about potato insect pests, diseases, viruses and disorders, is now available online. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Overproduction hurting P.E.I. potato industry March 2016

The Island’s staple potato industry may be experiencing a slump. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato farmers granted partial victory February 2016

Two Island farmers convicted of planting potatoes on a slope that was too steep were granted a partial victory from the P.E.I. Court of Appeal. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The best of the bunch February 2016

For the past nine years, veteran automotive journalists have donated their time to act as judges in the only annual North American truck competition that tests Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Registration open for Ontario Potato Conference January 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 Ontario Potato Conference, to be held March 1 at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre in Guelph. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Environmental Commissioner questions tax break on farm fuel January 2016

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, says farmers are being subsidized by not having to pay taxes on diesel fuel designated for field-equipment use. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato disinfection workshops offered in Prince Edward Island January 2016

The P.E.I. Potato Board is moving to train the Island's potato growers and exporters on how to disinfect trucks before loading them. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Call for producers for NOS focus groups December 2015

The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) needs producer volunteers to participate in focus groups that examine National Occupational Standards. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

International Potato Technology Expo registration open November 2015

The International Potato Technology Expo returns to the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown on Feb. 26 and 27, 2016. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Cuts to disinfection program blindside P.E.I. Potato Board November 2015

The end of a subsidy that provides disinfectant services to Island potato growers is a threat to the sector’s future, an industry spokesman says. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

P.E.I. potatoes screened for metal on farms this fall October 2015

As P.E.I.'s potato harvest winds up, there's a distinctly different look to many Island warehouses: they've installed shiny new metal detectors. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

UAVs – The value proposition October 2015

Aerial vehicles are making news every day, and there is so much more to come. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Small potatoes require unique production October 2015

Small potato production is expanding in Saskatchewan to meet increased market demand for “creamer” potatoes with a target size of 20 mm to 40 mm in diameter. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Tampering fears prompt security camera use for harvest September 2015

Prince Edward Island’s potato harvest is now underway and many farmers have installed security cameras in their fields and around machinery due to potato tampering concerns. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers heading to Edmonton for 2015 national event September 2015

Six entrepreneurial farm couples from across Canada are travelling to Edmonton in November to vie for top recognition as Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) at the organization’s annual national event. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato grower improves operations from soil to store August 2015

What do you get when you combine an abandoned rural high school, two Colorado farm families and potatoes? White Rock Specialties. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture (SAWA) Advisory Group members announced by CAHRC July 2015

The CAHRC has announced the formation of the Advisory Group for the Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture project. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Planted acres up slightly this year July 2015

Potato farmers planted 349,005 acres of potatoes across the country this year. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Potato growers agree to settle class-action antitrust lawsuit June 2015

A federal judge has signed off on a $25 million settlement in a lawsuit between wholesale grocers and potato farming associations accused of forming a price-fixing cartel. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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