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Dear Ms. Torti,

My name is Edna Juffermans and I am writing to you in regards to the Yukon Gold story (“No Small Potatoes,” Spring 2020). Mr. York von Sivers needs to hear a few more details about the Yukon Gold story. Yes, it did land Dr. Johnston infamy, but there is a little more to the story. To fill you in, my husband, John Juffermans, attended the University of Guelph in the late ’70s. He was in the horticulture diploma course. He enjoyed spending time with a Dr. Evans, who was involved in lily research. Dr. Evans was under Dr. Johnston’s umbrella of researchers. My husband, in chatting with Dr. Evans, discussed the study that was going on with potatoes.

My father, Henry Boer, had been trying

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