Warning issued to consumers as price of potatoes set to rise
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Warning issued to consumers as price of potatoes set to rise

A WARNING has been issued to consumers in Ireland over a possible increase in the cost of potatoes.

According to the Irish Farmers Journal, the recent drought across the country has meant that yields are expected to be significantly down on last year.

The increase in price is most likely to affect new season potatoes, while suppliers will need to factor in increased production costs.

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A survey of stocks has found that potatoes in cold stores will last until September, but this is unlikely to be sufficient to cover demand from packing and peeling markets.