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Fewer spuds grown across Canada good for P.E.I. potato farmers

The number of acres of potatoes grown across Canada has dropped this year, with the largest declines in New Brunswick and Manitoba. The amount of spuds planted this year in Canada has dropped and the P.E.I. Potato Board said that’s a good thing. Numbers released by Statistics Canada recently show the amount of potato acreage across the country is down by almost two per cent in 2016 compared to last year, with the biggest declines in New Brunswick and Manitoba. Potato acreage in those two provinces has dropped between four and five per cent. The general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board said that is a good thing for all potato growers. More

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