potato-harvestU.S. potato growers will now be able to export to Mexico for the first time in 15 years. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday full access to the Mexican market is granted to potato growers, where demand is primarily for table-stock potatoes and processing potatoes. Vilsack says the U.S. can work collaboratively with Mexico to get biotechnology traits that are currently awaiting approval through the process, particularly as Mexico’s president and Vilsack discussed the genetically modified corn ban. The Mexican President issued a ban on GMO corn by 2024.

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