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What is the Riddle of the Potato?

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Touch the Soil News #354 (By Benjamin Gisin) Years ago, as a young agricultural lender for one of the nation’s top agricultural banks, I had the chance to visit a potato farm. It was a routine inspection and a conversation ensued between myself and the potato farmer: Gisin: Tell me how much potato seed do you plant per acre? Potato Farmer: I plant about 20 sacks of potato seed pieces per acre. One sack equals 100 lbs. Gisin: How much yield do you get per acre? Potato Farmer: In an average year I will get around 350 sacks of potatoes from an acre. Gisin: Why don’t you plant 30 sacks…

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