Hot weather boosts potato prices

Ashbridge, Ian
July 2006
Farmers Weekly;7/28/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 4, p26
Trade Publication
The article reports on an increase in the prices of potatoes influenced by hot weather in Great Britain. The ex-farm average prices of the produce started at £150 per ton which is higher than the same period in 2005 and still rising. British Potato Council market analyst Rob Burrow comments on a fall in yields of the crop.


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