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Australia: Tensions boil over as spud prices smashed

Spudshed owner Tony Galati and WA’s potato industry regulator look set for another showdown as rival growers call for strong action over a glut in supply which has prices plunging. The Potato Growers’ Association of Western Australia is boiling over alleged overplanting in the heavily regulated industry as prices drop to less than 50c/kg in some outlets. It has asked the Potato Marketing Corporation to use the full extent of its powers under State legislation dating back to 1946 to ensure Mr Galati and a handful of other key operators stick to a quota system designed to keep a lid on potato production.

Source: au.news.yahoo.com

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