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Canada: ‘Hit and miss’ rainfall not enough for potato crop

While some areas on Prince Edward Island got a thorough soaking over the weekend others are still thirsty for moisture. “Actually right where we’re standing, we had about two and a half inches of rain in about 30 minutes,” Alex Docherty told CBC News: Compassreporter Stephanie Kelly as they stood in one of his fields near Cornwall. Docherty owns Skye View Farms and chairs the P.E.I. Potato Board. His fields just 1.5 kilometres to either side received no rain at all, he noted. “So it was a very narrow band went through yesterday,” he said. “Which is too bad, because it’d be nice — all of P.E.I. needs rain, it’s not the just the potato guys, everybody needs rain, it’s good for everything.” More

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