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US: Cavendish Farms suspends potato planting

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Between 3,000 and 5,000 acres of Aroostook County farmland could be out of production this year after Cavendish Farms, a subsidiary of J.D. Irving Ltd., announced it is suspending all potato planting operations in Presque Isle this season. The move means a loss of 13 jobs, including three full-time positions, five full-time seasonal positions and five short-term seasonal positions, according to information released in an email Thursday afternoon by Mary Keith, J.D. Irving Ltd. vice president of communications.operations in Presque Isle this season.

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