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Post: # 267939Post marshlander
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:18 pm

I thought my local farm shop had added my bill incorrectly this afternoon but no, a sack of spuds is £8.50 and set to rise further. (£5.50 last year) The owner said he should really be charging £10 now! :shock: :(
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Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:14 pm

Friend of ours has told us a farmer has informed him ..... last year farmers got £15 a ton this year £200.

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Post: # 267952Post marshlander
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:07 pm

cideristhefuture wrote:Friend of ours has told us a farmer has informed him ..... last year farmers got £15 a ton this year £200.
Should that read £150 a ton?
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Post: # 267957Post eco-mick
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:18 am

Poor weather to blame..

My spub crop this year totally failed :(

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Post: # 267961Post merlin
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:06 am

A sack of spuds, is that 56lbs?
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Post: # 268012Post marshlander
Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:54 pm

merlin wrote:A sack of spuds, is that 56lbs?
Approx. yes 25 Kg nowadays.
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Post: # 268034Post cideristhefuture
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:27 pm

No £200. dont know what type, but deff £200.

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Post: # 268076Post berry
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:26 pm

everything is going up :s i cant keep up with the food prices. i think my food bill has gone up by 30% in the past six months and i rarely buy 'luxury' items or meat.

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Post: # 268079Post The Riff-Raff Element
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:53 pm

marshlander wrote:
merlin wrote:A sack of spuds, is that 56lbs?
Approx. yes 25 Kg nowadays.
So, back of a fag packet, 25kg per sack is 40 sacks per tonne. £8.50 per sack equals £340 per tonne bulk retail -vs- £200 farm gate price, £140 per tonne gross margin. But the previous year £5.50 per sack equals £220 bulk retail -vs- £150 farm gate, £70 margin. Still, I suppose they're selling fewer tonnes this year.

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Post: # 268080Post okra
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:06 pm

Apparently the harvest across NW Europe is 15% lower this year and potato demand is rising as a result of more people cooking at home due to budgetary problems.

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Post: # 268131Post merlin
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:43 pm

Spuds from the shop here are the equivalent of about £.1.90 for 25 Kilos, at the moment they are mostly from Bulgaria, and some from Germany, then it goes on to spuds from Egypt. I usually have about enough from the garden, since it is just me and my partner. She is Bulgarian, so it's bread with everything with her, can't even get her on the yummy roast tattys!
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