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A U.S.-Mexico spud saga

The story of U.S. potatoes and Mexico is “pretty simple,” John Keeling, executive vice president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based National Potato Council, said recently. Keeling and everyone else in the industry is hoping the end of the story isn’t too convoluted — and that it’s not of “War and Peace” length. After U.S. spud growers gained access to Mexico beyond the earlier accepted 26-kilometer zone along the border, CONPAPA, an organization representing Mexican potato growers, brought not one, not two, not three, but 10 lawsuits to prevent it from happening. More

Lukie Pieterse, Editor & Publisher

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