Potato growers in the northern Red River Valley are also battling the heat at harvest. Associated Potato Growers Incorporated CEO Mike Torgerson says the warm conditions make it easier to skin the potatoes at harvest, plus storage can be a challenge. “We monitor pulp temperatures quite often. As soon as we see that come up, we shut down. Cool nights also help with harvest, along with morning digs.” Torgerson says harvest for the co-op is about 60 percent complete. Quality remains good, a surprise with the drought conditions.
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