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Potato growers unlikely to benefit from government funding, PGA says


May 13, 2020
By Lethbridge Herald

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Recent funding announcements from the provincial and federal governments will do very little to help local potato farmers, says Potato Growers of Alberta executive director Terence Hochstein.

The province’s announcement on Thursday it would be increasing AgriStability payouts to help potato growers will not benefit the vast majority of producers. “For the majority of the growers in the province that will have no benefit,” he confirms. “My initial reaction on that is I don’t see any financial benefit for the growers as the program is right now.” | READ MORE