Lithuanian farmers dug up the first potato: all goods in the markets and shops have risen in price by a few cents per kilogram, reports Information agency BALTNEWS.
The first harvest of Lithuanian potatoes is on the shelves at 1,5 euros per kilogram. According to experts, the price has risen by 10 cents compared to last year, and farmers' revenues have fallen.
According to Martynas Laukaitis, the head of the Suvalkie Vegetables cooperative, the current weather can spoil the harvest – at a favorable 18 degrees Celsius, the fields are besieged by precipitation, even flooding has been recorded.
According to farmers, it is impossible to predict the price of the future harvest, everything now depends on the market. Until they receive even half of the cost, everything goes to intermediaries.