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Podcast: Knocking on the Mexican ‘fresh access door’, inflation forecasting with Univ. of Idaho ag economists

The National Potato Council (NPC) Eye on Potatoes podcast recently went online with two new episodes.

Two years after the U.S. potato industry celebrated the Mexican Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in favor of allowing U.S. fresh potato imports, as we begin 2022, the industry has never been closer to finally supplying this important trading partner with high-quality U.S. product. During Potato Expo 2022 in Anaheim, California, the industry’s trade experts sat down to discuss efforts underway to knock down trade barriers in key countries such as Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and other promising markets.


  • Matt Lantz, Vice President of Global Access, Bryant Christie Inc.
  • John Toaspern, Vice President of International Marketing, Potatoes USA
  • Kam Quarles, CEO, National Potato Council

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How is inflation related to changes in the post-pandemic global economy? What non-pandemic-related factors have been influential in causing higher prices for some goods, including food? What aspects of higher inflation are particularly important for influencing potato production? These questions were answered by the experts at Potato Expo 2022 to help members of the potato industry mitigate increasing costs. 

During a first-ever live taping of an Expo Stage session, Eye on Potatoes Podcast host Lane Nordlund was joined by University of Idaho Assistant Professors Pat Hatzenbuehler and Liang “Jimmy” Lu to give attendees a better understanding of economic environment of increasing production costs, especially for fertilizer and fuel. 

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Source: Eye on Potatoes. Previous episodes can be found here

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