Markets and Marketing

Canadian producers benefit from drop in loonie in 2016, BMO report January 2017

While North American farmers are in the process of wrapping up a fourth-straight bumper harvest, according to the BMO 2016 North American Agriculture Report, foreign exchange developments have yielded very different experiences for producers in Canada and the United States. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

P.E.I. potato industry will boost provincial economy November 2016

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board says the high price for potatoes will put millions of extra dollars into the provincial economy this winter. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Alberta secures seed potato export agreement with Thailand November 2016

Nov. 3, 2016, Alberta – The Government of Canada has secured market access for Alberta seed potatoes to Thailand. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canadian potato harvest update October 2016

Oct. 21, 2016, Canada – As potato harvest wraps up, the United Potato Growers of Canada reports conditions were generally favourable for growers across the country. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

P.E.I. farmers prepare for loss of McCain's May 2016

Potato farmers across P.E.I. are busy planting this year's crop, but those who used to sell to McCain Foods have added worry. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Drop in Manitoba potato acreage expected April 2016

French fry companies cutting back on process potato contracts is predicted to cause a fall in Manitoba's potato acreage this spring. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canadian grocers confident in safety of GMO produce March 2016

The organization that represents Canada’s major grocery chains says it has full confidence in selling genetically engineered foods that have been approved by Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. 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 sales not benefiting from lower loonie January 2016

The dropping dollar, which is hovering just above the 70-cent U.S. mark, has not translated into bargain-hunting American importers snapping up spuds. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New executive at PEI Potato Board December 2015

The Prince Edward Island Potato Board has a new executive as a result of its recent board of directors meeting. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

P.E.I. anticipating lower potato yields this year November 2015

With harvest nearly complete, P.E.I. will likely see lower yields compared to last year. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario potatoes face price drop with increased supply November 2015

Optimal growing conditions have created a glut of Ontario potatoes this season and, as a result, suppliers have been forced to cope with lower per-unit prices. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

BC farmers put new varieties under the microscope September 2015

Farmers gathered at Brent Kelly Farms last Thursday for the annual B.C. Potato Variety Trial Field Day to see new varieties that have been grown in a test field. The goal is to see if any could become a viable crop in Delta. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

P.E.I. growers want government to pay for screening in Nova Scotia July 2015

A group of P.E.I. potato farmers who all sell potatoes to the same buyer do not believe it makes sense to each buy and install metal detectors to screen for inserted needles. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

P.E.I. potato bags sport a new look June 2015

The P.E.I. Potato Board has launched a new design for the Island’s potato bags in order to draw attention back to an already well-known brand. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario expanding eligibility for Agricultural Insurance Program May 2015

New legislation passes to help protect the agri-food industry in Ontario. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Western Australia's potato war heats up April 2015

Western Australia’s Potato Marketing Corporation is taking legal action against a grower for allegedly breaching a cap on the number of potatoes he grows. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Irish growers urged to cut back acreage April 2015

Irish potato growers are being urged to reduce their planting areas and explore ways to diversify their businesses, given the poor prices that have been available over the past two seasons. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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