Mid-Year DC Check-In: Japan, WOTUS, Farm Bill and more!

Eye on Potatoes: A Podcast on All Things Potatoes

Jun 13 2023 • 37 mins

With NPC President RJ Andrus and Eye on Potatoes podcast host Lane Nordlund both in town for meetings, we pulled together an in-person(!) discussion on some of the most pressing policy issues facing the U.S. potato industry, including:

  • Bipartisan efforts to open Japan's market for U.S. fresh potatoes
  • The impact of the Supreme Court's decision on Sackett vs. EPA on EPA's overreaching WOTUS regulations
  • The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance's advocacy efforts and recent activity on the Farm Bill
  • And the 2023 NPC Summer Meeting later this month in Lake Tahoe.


  • RJ Andrus, TBR Farms, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and the 2023 President of the National Potato Council
  • Kam Quarles, CEO, National Potato Council

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