Germany: ‘Losses on Saxon potato fields significantly increase prices’

Image result for germany potatoThis year’s yields of the East German potato fields will be significantly lower than usual. Due to the drought, the local producers are already expecting losses of around one third, said a spokesman for the agricultural cooperative Langenchursdorf in an interview with the local press. And the failures will also affect the potato prices, it goes on. The consequences of the weather are already noticeable for potato packer Friweika eG in nearby Weidensdorf. The company’s management already assumes that the regional companies cannot cover the demand and forecasts shortages of between 30 and 40 percent. The company will buy the missing potatoes on the open market, where price increases of 30 percent could occur. Read moreAlso read ‘Strong market for early potatoes’