Canada: $1 million coming to protect Prince Edward Island potato farmers

The vulnerability of Prince Edward Island’s largest agricultural crop will get some much-needed protection with the announcement of nearly $1 million in a federal safety package Monday, The Guardian has learned. The money will be announced during a news conference at the P.E.I. Potato Board at 11 a.m. It is expected to be used for “food safety screening” for processed potatoes. Fisheries Minister Gail Shea will make the announcement on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. Report. Follow this link to read about a $2 million announcement made on June 22