But the merchants still want top dollar from us ware growers, often for crap quality too.When you want to start up growing msg me too as we have just grown our last potatoes! We were all seed and the contracts cover cost of production. There is no factor built in for a bad virus/blackleg downgraded year so how can you run a business on the hope your input seed is ok and the merchant is capable of selling tonnage above contract! Too high risk and not enough reward for us, best not to mention machinery prices!
I no longer hesitate to reject on delivery any stock I don’t like the look of.