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British potato growers urged to tackle ‘painful’ oversupply

Two seasons of oversupply are causing “great pain for potato growers, according to Potato Council chair Fiona Fell. Twelve months ago, Potato Council’s ‘Market Dynamics Report’ highlighted that 2013 year-on-year retail volume sales had fallen by 8 per cent – the equivalent of 133,000 fewer tonnes. However, in 2014, just over 121,000 hectares were planted in again in Great Britain, a figure very similar to the year before.


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