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Finns warned: Expect to pay more for potatoes this summer

uusi perunaThe coldest start to the summer in half a century has delayed the onset of the new potato harvest, meaning that the beloved home-grown staple will prove costlier for shoppers, and less profitable for farmers. As if the chilly midsummer conditions weren’t enough to contend with, Finns are now also facing higher prices for their beloved home-grown new potatoes this summer, thanks to a bad growing season. Growers say the cold, damp start to the summer, which has been the coolest in half a century, has delayed the potato harvest this year. Both too much rain or too little can cause problems for the crop. More

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