For the first time in 25 years, U.S. fresh potatoes crossed into Mexico on May 11 destined for markets beyond the previous 26-kilometer restricted area. The news signaled the start of Mexico’s process to restore full market access for U.S. potatoes after decades of disputes and legal obstructions.
NPC CEO Kam Quarles joined the podcast to talk about the unwavering, bipartisan support from Capitol Hill, USDA, and USTR required to restore U.S. fresh potato access, and the work moving forward to ensure the border remains open.
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