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    Potato prices are expected to rise with this year’s average crop, ?bringing them back in line with the cost of production

    Manitoba’s potato crop is doing well, despite major problems south of the border.

    Poor weather is expected to significantly cut yields in North and South Dakota, but Manitoba producers say, despite a late start, they still expect a solid potato crop.

    “That’s probably taken the top end of our yield off, but the crop is looking good,” said Wayne Kroeker, CEO of Kroeker Farms near Winkler.

    “For Manitoba, I’d say we’re going to have an average to maybe even slightly above-average crop for table potatoes,” added Larry McIntosh, CEO and president of Peak of the Market.