Production/Agronomy, Trends

Canada: Potato growers considering how much to plant on P.E.I. this year

Prince Edward Island potato growers are rubbing the crystal ball this year when it comes to the amount of acreage to plant across the province. During a United Potato Growers of Canada seminar Wednesday they were advised to plant less. Extensive data shows wholesale prices would rise, the meeting heard. However, growers were also advised the low Canadian dollar will increase exports in the months ahead and for many, growing extra acres this year, is a gamble that might lead to profit in a year being described as “very, very tough” in such a flat market. More

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