Tasmania restricts vegetable imports to prevent disease, but it is worsening a local shortage

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Updated November 25 2022 - 8:00pm, first published 3:31pm
Tasmanian supermarkets have struggled to fill their potato shelves recent. Picture by Ben Seeder
Tasmanian supermarkets have struggled to fill their potato shelves recent. Picture by Ben Seeder

A ban on imports of fresh potatoes into Tasmania may be contributing to the spuds shortage sweeping the state, but farmers are adamant that the restrictions must stay in place to keep the Tassie crop free of mainland diseases.

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