Last fall’s unprecedented rainy and muddy harvest across many potato-growing regions of Canada has led to worries that seed supplies will be tight. Here’s what growers had to say in this phone survey finished February 14, 2019.

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Seed for processing potatoes sold out

Last fall’s unprecedented rainy and muddy harvest across many potato-growing regions of Canada has led to worries that seed supplies will be tight. Here’s what growers had to say in this phone survey finished February 14, 2019.

Vineland Growers Coop and Norfolk Fruit Growers agree on apple marketing

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