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Potato shortage takes toll in Manitoba


February 14, 2012
By Winnipeg Free Press

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potatoes02January 24, Winnipeg, Man – A shortage of locally grown
processing potatoes is threatening to make Manitoba an importer of spuds for
the first time in more than two decades and will lead to production cuts in at
least one local processing plant.

January 24, Winnipeg, Man – A shortage of locally grown
processing potatoes is threatening to make Manitoba an importer of spuds for
the first time in more than two decades and will lead to production cuts in at
least one local processing plant.

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A
spokesman for local potato growers said a nightmare growing season last year
took a big bite out of Manitoba’s 2011 potato production, and that will lead to
a serious shortage of processing potatoes by June.

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