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Strong dollar, port slowdown reduce U.S. potato exports

U.S. potato exports dropped for the first time in a decade, according to to new estimates. The value of U.S. spud exports, estimated at nearly $1.625 billion, was down 7 percent from the previous year, according to the report. Export volume — estimated at nearly 68 million hundredweight on a fresh weight equivalent — was down about 5 percent, but still amounted to the second highest export volume on record, according to USPB. More

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