The Gleaner: Cold weather beginning to impact grain prices

Commodity prices have been highly volatile this month as the dry, cold weather continued – up to April 27 when this was penned, we had a total of 1.7mm of rain for the month to date and this followed 16.4mm in March.

Coupled with this dry weather has been continuous frosty nights and chilly sunny weather, here in the Eastern Borders and also in many other areas, but there is forecast of some rain by the end of this week.

Potato planting has been making good progress, but I have heard of some planting being put on hold as the soil temperature is too low for potatoes to progress at this time.

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