Canada: Spud producers pull off second record crop

Manitoba potato growers harvested, on average, a record 348 hundredweight (cwt) an acre this fall, up eight percent from the previous record of 322 cwt set last year. However, it’s not all good news, Keystone Potato Growers Association manager Dan Sawat­zky told the Keystone Agricultural Producers’ advisory council Nov. 3. “We are struggling to find a home currently for about a million bags of surplus,” Sawatzky said. More