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Lower Idaho potato acreage could boost prices (access required)

Idaho potato growers planted 28,000 fewer acres of potatoes in 2013 than in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2013 acreage report. That could lead to better prices for growers. “This is actually really good news,” said Paul Patterson, extension agricultural economist at the University of Idaho Extension office in Idaho Falls. “It will ...

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