During the Potato Expo last week, National Potato Council President Cully Easterday of Washington State said the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation provides concern to the industry.
Regarding NAFTA, Easterday says the three member nations have to work together, and he remains optimistic.
Canada and Mexico were two of the top three export markets for U.S. potato growers, according to 2016 data from the Department of Agriculture, trailing only Japan.
The National Potato Council will be visiting Washington, D.C., at the end of February to talk about these issues and others facing the industry.
That’s National Potato Council President Cully Easterday.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.