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Manitoba potato producers quitting

June 16, 2008  ByMarg Land


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Manitoba potato producers quitting

Potato producers in Manitoba are opting to quit the business.

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June 16, 2008, Portage La Prairie – Potato producers in Manitoba are opting to quit the business.

potatoAccording to a recent report in the Central Plains Herald-Leader, high production costs and labour shortages are forcing some potato producers in the province to quit the industry.

The article quotes Tom Gonsalves, a potato specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, as saying at least 10 potato producers based in Manitoba have exited the business.


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