Potato farmers in Donegal fear crop will be totally wiped out

Potato farmers in Donegal could be facing a total wipe-out of their crops if weather conditions do not improve in the coming weeks.

Heavy rains have been flooding fields across the county and farmers are facing the worst potato harvest in decades.

The majority of farmers have only 10% of the crop harvested so far this year, where as normally at this time of year it would normally be 60%.

Spokesperson for the IFA in Donegal, and potato farmer, William Monagle says farmers are facing losing their crop altogether.......

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