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Under shadow of COVID-19, Island potato growers face uncertain season

Those who grow for french fry industry expecting volume cut of up to 20 per cent in contract with Cavendish Farms.


April 20, 2020
By CBC News

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The closure of restaurant dining rooms across North America has taken a big bite out of demand for P.E.I.’s biggest export — frozen fries and other potato products.

Many Island farmers grows potatoes under contract with processor Cavendish Farms, but the company has already asked its suppliers to start selling what’s left of last year’s crop to other buyers if they can. | READ MORE


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