Spud price steady
BUOYED up by processing contracts, GB potato prices averaged £54/t on Wednesday (July 16).
But excluding these processing samples, the average remained steady at £45/t, compared with over £80/t at the same point in 1996.
Despite the wet June, the area cleared, at over 7000ha (17,297 acres), was nearly 10% greater than at the same time last year. But the gross return of £2653/ha (£1074 acre) was 5% down. *