Jersey volumes down Jersey Royal new potato growers enjoyed a reasonably good season, but saw their exports to the UK plummet to 35,538 tonnes last summer compared with 55,613 tonnes the previous year, according to Peter Bastion, chief executive of the State's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (pictured). Bastion said the extreme weather conditions in April meant much of the crop had been "drowned" and as a result hoped-for yields had not materialised. "The fact the British early crop was late also meant there were times when Jersey was virtually the sole supplier," he added. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}