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NWT farmer harvests potatoes near Arctic Circle


October 15, 2012
By CBC News

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October 15, 2012, Norman Wells, NWT – One man in Norman Wells is transforming his town into the potato capital of the N.W.T., harvesting 30,000 pounds of the vegetable this year from his farm about 130 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle.

The short growing season and cold temperatures make growing vegetables a challenge. Government grants have covered three quarters of the cost of the seeds and harvesting equipment but Doug Whiteman’s spent thousands out of his own pocket and may finally make a profit this year. READ MORE

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