Potato Problems


DIEPPE, N.B. — Potato farmers in P.E.I. continue to feel the pinch when it comes to finding buyers for their crop, according to a recent CBC report.

The news agency reports Cavendish Farms will reduce its spud order by 10 to 15 per cent this year. “With the recession that we’sve just had down in the United States and here in Canada, people [haven’t been] travelling out into the restaurants to eat as much, and therefore the demand of our products dropped off,” Robert Irving, president of Cavendish Farms told the CBC.

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