The Maine potato industry and growers across the nation could benefit from a financial victory that U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) secured in the fiscal year 2019 Appropriations Minibus that recently passed in the Senate.
The heat wave in Germany also affects the harvest of potato varieties needed to make potato crisps. Due to the special climatic situation, there is the threat of 30 percent crop failures.
The price of chips, crisps and other potato products is set to soar due to scorching temperatures in recent months that have damaged crops.
Over the next few weeks, harvesting will be the main activity in Skagit Valley’s potato fields. It’s been a hot summer but potato growers are finding ways to make it work for them.
This year’s yields of the East German potato fields will be significantly lower than usual.
Wisconsin spud growers dealt with heavy rainfall and extreme heat at harvest during both of the past two growing seasons, which usually equates to disaster for potatoes in storage.
Washington state’s potato crop was well above-average for yield and quality but its growth rate has stalled.
June entered the records as a dry month. On average, there wasn’t enough rain in the Netherlands, and towards the end of the month, spraying bans were implemented in some parts of the country.