The Japanese ban on U.S. fresh potatoes continues, but USDA is working to get the issue resolved. Undersecretary for Trade and Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor is home after a trade trip to Japan and said progress is happening. “These are technical discussions around pest risk and the mitigation measures regarding pests of concern for Japan from the United States. We continue to have really productive technical discussions and also positive discussions at the political level.” North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring was also part of the trade mission to Japan.
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