The CEO of the National Potato Council says work is underway to expand access in a top market for U.S. potatoes.
For the past 20 years the U.S. potato industry has been trying to gain market access for table stock potatoes in Japan. The country already takes processed and chipping potatoes. Kam Quarles says Japanese officials keep dragging their feet, because the potato industry doesn’t want the competition.
“The discussions have gone on and they have no end point.