Saturday, April 04, 2020

The Price of Tatties

In the Netherlands, it’s potato planting season but Dutch farmers are facing a problem - a million tons of left-over unsold potatoes from last season due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Surely the price of tatties will only be that of transportation costs....or will it?

1 comment:

ajohnstone said...

“We need you to start dumping your milk,” said his contact from Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the largest U.S. dairy cooperative.

Land O’Lakes Inc., another cooperative, has also warned its members they may have to dump milk.

Another cooperative, Wisconsin-based Foremost Farms USA, was even more grim.
“Now is the time to consider a little extra culling of your herds,” the cooperative said.

Retail purchases of milk rose nearly 53% for the week ended March 21, while butter sales surged more than 127% and cheese rose more than 84%, compared to the same period a year earlier