Jan 7, 2021
Labor, trade, government changes discussed during Potato Expo

The U.S. federal government is about to see significant changes in leadership, as the presidency and control of the senate will soon be in Democratic hands.

That’s going to mean a pivot for potato and other agricultural industry leaders and advocates in terms of farm labor, trade, crop protection regulation, additional COVID-19 aid and other policymaking issues. Updates and insight on those topics were offered during a 90-minute Potato Expo panel discussion, titled “Political Landscape, Policy and Trade, which took place Jan. 7 during the virtual event. It featured National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association President Michael Joyner, Western Growers Association President & CEO Dave Puglia, United Fresh Produce Association President & CEO Tom Stenzel, AmericanHort Senior VP Craig Regelbrugge and Bryant Christie VP of Global Access Matt Lantz, a longtime potato industry trade collaborator.

Spudman covered the discussion via Twitter. Here are some highlights. An on-demand replay of the discussion is available for Potato Expo attendees through March 31.

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