Potato industry wants exports enhanced – Voice Of Muscatine

Potato industry wants exports enhanced

The head of the National Potato Council says expanded access to potato export markets could create an additional $1 billion in economic activity.  

Kam Quarles says a new report from Michigan State University finds tariffs, exchange rates, and sanitary and phytosanitary measures are the largest barriers for the industry.

“You’re talking about countries utilizing pests and disease effectively excuses as reasons not to negotiate not to open their markets not to consider the possibility of foreign imports coming in,” he says.

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