The U.S. potato industry wants access to China. If market access is granted, chipping potatoes would be the focus. National Potato Council Executive Vice President and CEO John Keeling says the U.S. – China trade negotiations are hot. “We’re feeling good about where we are and hoping they’re successful.” Keeling says it’s not surprising to see an extension on the March 1 deadline. “An end in sight is what makes people have the feeling they need to start having serious discussions.” says Keeling. “I don’t think talks will drag on, that’s not the style of the president.” Keeling updated local potato growers on farm policy during the International Crop Expo.
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