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Potato Growers of Washington: Dale Lathim works to find a balance

Dale Lathim“There has to be a balance,” Dale Lathim, Executive Director of the Potato Growers of Washington says. His job, he explains, is to negotiate contracts between potato growers and processors that meet the needs of both sides: “The best possible contract for growers and processors.” While he meets with committees of growers, Lathim negotiates for the approximately 80 percent of potatoes that go into frozen processing. However, he doesn’t negotiate for dehydrated processing. During his tenure at Potato Growers of Washington, Lathim has seen the industry “evolve.” More

Lukie Pieterse, Editor & Publisher

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