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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Potato harvest begins

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gary Bula, owner of Heartland Potatoes near Benton, watches as the crop runs through a sorting machine at the facility. Once potatoes are harvested from the field, they are sized, sorted and have debris removed, then transported to processing facilities.
(Photo by Photos by Michelle Felter, Staff)
Crop processed as potato chips, many sold in Southeast Missouri


SIKESTON -- For the past two weeks, trucks hauling potatoes from fields to their local plants and then processing facilities have been on the roads.

And officials at Southeast Missouri's two potato farms say as this year's harvest continues, they can only hope for a break in the temperatures.

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