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Manitoba’s potato planting nears completion

June 1, 2020  By Pembina Valley Online

Planting for processing potatoes is “basically complete” in Manitoba, according to Dan Sawatzky, manager of the Keystone Potato Producers Association.

“They’re down a little bit from last year. COVID-19 has disrupted our markets, we’re guessing around 2,000 acres below last year. One of the processors is up a little bit in volume and acreage and the other one is down,” Sawatzky said, noting that the 2020 potato crop is about a week to 10 days behind normal. | READ MORE

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