May/June 2014


Act one: go slow, (despacio*)

Vive la Mexico!I could have sworn that I heard this collective shout of celebration (or was it a sigh of relief) from the potato industry on March 20. That was the day when the federal government of M... more

Clean Water Rule

Federal regulators issued a much-anticipated proposed rule on the Clean Water Act (CWA) this spring just as U.S. farmers were getting ready for another irrigation season.The EPA and Army Corps of Engi... more

Getting It Done

A desire to follow the money took Brett Jensen, 43, of Idaho Falls, on a path that led to his 2014 election as chairman of the U.S. Potato Board (USPB) this spring.Curious to find out how his check-of... more

Heavier Loads

Proponents of increasing truck load limits on interstate highways are in for the long haul, according to industry analysts.Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Safe and Efficient Trans... more

When facts don’t matter

Sitting at my desk in Washington, D.C., I am regularly forwarded emails from so-called pro-consumer groups urging people to support their latest public policy campaigns. Some groups pressure restauran... more

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