Chips set to hit £2 a bag

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FOR­GET fuel prices the price of a bag of CHIPS is set to break the £2 bar­rier!

The first win­ter drought in 20 years has got farm­ers wor­ried that they could be fac­ing a spud short­age this year.

And ex­perts are now warn­ing that it could send prices spi­ralling – mak­ing a Bri­tish teatime sta­ple a lux­ury.

Meurig Ray­mond, deputy pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Farm­ers Union and him­self a potato grower said the weather meant farm­ers will avoid plant­ing the crop.

He added: “Plant­ing a high value crop like pota­toes if the rains don’t come is like Rus­sian Roul­lette.”

Ex­eter Univer­sity pro­fes­sor Steve Mc­cor­ris­ton agreed, say­ing: “Drought will most likely force prices up.”

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