Northern Ireland: Potato growers ‘must secure a fair price’

Potato farmers are being urged to strongly market their remaining stock over the coming weeks in order to secure a fair price for their product. That is the advice of the Ulster Farmers’ Union potato chairman Adrian Jamison who also highlighted the need to watch market signals carefully. Mr Jamison explained: “The good summer and mild autumn/winter of 2013 has given us all the opportunity to harvest the finest quality potatoes in Northern Ireland. However, producers need to pay close attention to the market signals and market all remaining potato stock strongly if they are to secure a return reflective of the time, effort and money put into producing them.” More