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Heavy fall rains wipe out gravy for potato farmers


November 2, 2010
By The Province

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November 1, 2010, Delta,
BC – Most of us enjoy locally grown mashed potatoes – but only when they’re on
a dinner plate, and not still in the field.

November 1, 2010, Delta,
BC – Most of us enjoy locally grown mashed potatoes – but only when they’re on
a dinner plate, and not still in the field.

Unfortunately, too much
potato mashing is taking place this year in fields throughout the Fraser
Valley, where record-setting heavy rains in late August and through September
have triggered the most disastrous growing season in 80 years for potatoes and
other vegetables.

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