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PEI potato harvest wraps up


November 8, 2013
By The Canadian Press

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November 7, 2013, Alberton, PEI – The general manager of the P.E.I. Potato Board has declared this year’s potato harvest on the Island wrapped up.

Greg Donald says just about every grower finished up before heavy rain hit on Halloween night.

Donald says good harvesting conditions allowed the majority of growers to finish digging five to seven days earlier than normal.

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He estimates the entire 35,600 hectares planted on the Island this year will be harvested.

Donald says amounts planted were down all over North America this year, possible due to over production last year, which drove prices down.

Although it is still early, Donald says movement to all markets has been encouraging so far this fall.