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Jersey Royal potato planting suspended by heavy rain

Sustained heavy rain and poor weather conditions has put the planting of Jersey Royal potatoes on hold. The crop, which was worth nearly £30m to the island in exports last year, depends on an early harvest to maintain its value. Heavy rain has left fields far too wet for the sowing of seed potatoes. William Church from the Jersey Royal Company said he expects there to be repercussions for farmers’ profits later in the year. More

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