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UK: Potatoes surge in price on the back of reduced area planted

Potatoes.UK potato growers could be on track for a profitable year as prices surge on the back of a 7.8 per cent reduction in the area planted as growers responded to recent low prices. The GB average price for the week to September 18 was £151.51/tonne compared with £119.56/t last year. Although it is early days yet, with the harvest delayed by the weather and progressing at the slowest pace for 5 years, there is every chance that the final total yield could be one of the lowest since 1960, and well behind last year’s record-breaking crop. More

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