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Wheat growers' pain could be farmers' gain

Stafford Proctor (3169605)
Stafford Proctor (3169605)

The wet, late, spring has, as expected, been followed by a hot, dry and testing growing season.

Spring crops, especially potatoes, have suffered, due to delayed planting into damp seedbeds. This has led to disease and moisture stress and a shortened growing season which will considerably limit crop yield.

Last year, we had a big potato crop with low prices; this year will be a small crop and higher prices. No other industry operates under such wildly fluctuating market conditions.

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