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US: Progressive Produce reporting outstanding crop of organic potatoes

Sesame-Steet-BagsDepending on the season, Los Angeles-based Progressive Produce’s growing regions span California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and western Canada. “The quality of our organic potato crop is outstanding this year, and yields are better than expected,” said Scott Leimkuhler, sales manager for the company. “Organic potatoes are more plentiful than they have ever been. The heat lasting longer than normal in the Northwest may affect the quality coming out of storage later in the season, but that is yet to be seen.” Addressing Progressive Produce’s conventional line of potatoes, Gary Askenaizer, product manager, said the quality of this year’s russets will probably be very good. More

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