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P.E.I. is ordering potatoes from as far away as Alberta to cover this year's shortage. (CBC)

P.E.I. shipping in potatoes to make up for low crop yield

P.E.I. has experienced a lower potato crop yield than usual this year and has been forced to ship in spuds from other areas of the country to make up for it.​

The province remains Canada’s heaviest hitter in terms of potato production, producing roughly 25 per cent of the country’s annual yield.

However, dry weather conditions over the summer reduced the Island crop yield by about eight per cent this year — the largest drop among major growers in Canada.



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