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Blowing soil concerning, 'disappointing' for P.E.I. farmers

Reference: CBC News

Recent high winds and lack of snow mean precious topsoil is blowing off P.E.I. farm fields.

The results are another sign of the difficulty farmers faced this season, says the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture.

"I think when they see that on their own field they are probably very disappointed. That is a resource that they are paying top dollar for," said executive director Robert Godfrey.

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