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Cautious Optimism as E. Idaho Potato Harvest Approaches

As the potato harvest approaches, eastern Idaho farmers are hoping to improve on a middling 2014 crop. Nobody is predicting a banner harvest. But demand appears healthy, experts said, while overall yields and spud sizes are expected to be better than a year ago. Everyone warns it’s still early in the process, however. Most local farmers won’t begin harvesting the famous Idaho variety, the Russet Burbank, until late this month. And there could yet be major issues with late blight disease, a problem some say has been worse than ever in eastern Idaho this year. More

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