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Australia: Potato prices ease as supply recovers thanks to ‘close to perfect’ summer conditions

Flooding in South Australia, western Victoria, Tasmania and southern New South Wales delayed plantings and damaged crops last year. The subsequent national supply shortage caused potatoes to rise to a record wholesale price of $1,500 a tonne for growers in Queensland. AUSVEG spokesman Shaun Lindhe said the supply shortage particularly pushed up prices for brushed potatoes, and affected quality. "But in saying that,[Read More...]

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