Seed Potato Recovery Program

The purpose of the Seed Potato Recovery Program is to offset extra-ordinary costs and a loss in revenue for Island seed potato producers impacted by the pandemic.  

Who is eligible for funding?

  • Seed potato producers from PEI who experienced a loss in sales of seed potatoes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic who can provide adequate documentation of these losses.

What activities will be funded?

  • Losses in revenue experienced from lost seed potato markets (i.e. seed potatoes sold at a lower value in another market)
  • Losses in revenue that resulted from disposal of seed potatoes
  • Extra-ordinary costs related to storing seed beyond regular storage period
  • Extra-ordinary costs related to disposal of seed potatoes

What expenses are eligible for funding?

  • Up to 10% of the value of seed potato lots
  • Electricity, interest and insurance beyond regular storage period
  • Grading and de-sprouting
  • Transportation and disposal

What expenses are not?

  • Losses in revenue related to 2019 production issues
  • Lost revenue in seed sales without supporting documentation
  • Disposal costs without supporting documentation

Is there program deadline?

  • Application Deadline is January 15, 2021

How do I apply and claim?

Forward completed application (and claim) form to:

PEI Department of Agriculture and Land
10 Kent Street PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8
Attention:  Seed Potato Recovery Program Officer
Email:  lormackinnon@gov.pe.ca
Phone:  902-314-1607

Published date: 
November 17, 2020
Agriculture and Land

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