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Britain’s potato stocks rebound; northern European farmers struggling

Britain’s potato stocks have posted a healthy 25% recovery over the past year having, reversing the drop recorded in 2012 as farmers were hampered by harsh weather conditions.  Latest estimates showed that British potato growers stocks totalled 3.3m tonnes at the end of November 2013, a rise of 25% from the 2.73.3m tonnes a year before. The rise was a reflection of a much stronger harvest. By contrast the picture in northern Europe suggests farmers are struggling in contrast to the stronger picture in the UK. The total German potato harvest was one of the lowest in history. More

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