Spuds need rain, late freezeAugust 22, 2013 - 4:53pmbusiness/agriculture
INKSTER, N.D. -- This spring was so wet that Mitch Jorde, a Cando, N.D., potato farmer, couldn't start planting his spuds until June 4. He finished up on July 3.
The planting period this year "was almost exactly a month later than normal," says Jorde, of Jorde Certified Seed.
Because his potatoes were planted so late, "We'll need a frost-free September" for them to develop fully before harvest, he says.
Jorde was among the 180 people...