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Growers hit by Egypt seed potato decision

Growers hit by Egypt seed potato decisionA late decision by Egyptian importers to ban seed potato imports over 55mm has had major impact on British growers. What is believed to be a last-minute decision by Egyptian seed potato importers to ban imports of tubers over 55mm has left British growers with surplus crop and the possibility of lower returns. As one of the largest markets for British seed potatoes, both for domestic production and re-export, Egypt’s decision will have a major impact across the sector, and has been labelled “disappointing” by some suppliers. It is not clear why the decision was made, although there is speculation that it may have been an attempt to manipulate market prices. More

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