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P.E.I. potato farmers worried excess moisture caused by Fiona may damage crops

October 12, 2022  By Arturo Chang, CBC News

P.E.I. potato farmers say they’re concerned excessive moisture in the fields caused by Fiona may lead their produce to rot in storage — though they hope that’s not the case.

Greg Donald, general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board, told CBC News the post-tropical storm came just as farmers were set to start harvesting and storing their crops

“Some of the potato farms had major damage to potato storages and buildings, and some of their infrastructure,” he said. “Lots of trees down to contend with in fields. And then certainly the moisture.” | READ MORE


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