By May 15, the United States should have full fresh potato market access in Mexico. That’s according to a joint statement from the USDA and Mexico’s Ag Ministry. National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles says fresh potato exports need to move before a victory can be declared. “A lot of credit to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, USDA and USTR for the work they’ve done over many months. We’ll have to bring it home now.” Mexican officials will visit to a California potato farm this month. Quarles says the details are still being finalized. “It’s a fairly substantial delegation of Mexican officials going. We’ll have to see the questions they raise.”
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