Supply Chain Research and Mexico's Ban on U.S. Potatoes

Supply Chain Research and Mexico's Ban on U.S. Potatoes

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Forestland and farmland already contribute to carbon sequestration, and the American Farm Bureau says those contributions can rise as climate-smart farming practices increase.

A Farm Bureau analysis of federal data shows reductions in agricultural emissions and the importance of finding new ways to capture more carbon in cropland and pastureland.

Farm Bureau says climate goals need to be achieved without harming agricultural production.

**A year into the pandemic, many in the nation’s food supply chain are still feeling its effects.

Now, a new multi-institution research team, including the University of Florida, aims to assess the impact of the pandemic on food and ag systems and to develop strategies for future crises.

According to, the project, titled “Lessons from COVID-19,” includes multiple components. One of the first will capture impacts to food supply chain businesses via surveys.

The project is funded by the USDA’s Ag and Food Research Initiative.

**The National Potato Council is encouraging Mexico’s Supreme Court to affirm the draft ruling that would overturn Mexico’s ban on U.S. fresh potato imports.

NPC CEO Kam Quarles says a positive decision would represent a giant leap forward in the decades-old effort to provide Mexican consumers with year-round access to fresh, healthy U.S. potatoes.

The case is scheduled to be decided by the five-member Supreme Court later today.

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