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Australia: Extreme weather brings potato shortage and sends prices soaring

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Shoppers are spitting chips over the rising cost of washed potatoes amid reduced ­supplies. Disgruntled customers have reported $12 price tags for 3kg bags of basic cleanskin spuds at some supermarkets. Loose potato prices at some Victorian retailers have climbed by up to 20 per cent and could rise further. Industry body AUSVEG spokesman Luke Raggart said a summer heatwave and ­extreme wind had disrupted harvests and planting in the production heartland of South Australia.

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