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Potatoes

There's good news and bad news for British potato growers this year. Many are reaping the benefits of optimum growing conditions in the spring, but the price of the crop has almost halved in the past year. From Maris Pipers to Maris Peers, Charlotte Smith looks at the UK's potato industry as she visits RG Abrey Farms in Norfolk. The family business grows 500 hectares of early maincrop and salad potatoes in the heart of the Brecklands. Farming Today This Week also explores Scotland's potato seed exports, walks a potato field with an agronomist and hears what could be behind the fall in the price of the crop.

Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Lucy Bickerton.

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27 minutes

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Sat 21 Jun 2014 06:30