Potatoes U.S.-U.K. Pt 2

Potatoes U.S.-U.K. Pt 2

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson. Inflation and economic challenges have really hit agriculture hard the past couple of years, as everyone looks for answers to help make it through.

Cedric Porter, Editor at World Potato Markets, says it could mean opportunities for the potato industry in both the U.S. and the U.K. …

PORTER … “I think the general message is there is a need to collaborate on technology, but also on messages around potatoes on how good and how good value they are, but also valuing them as a good nutrition source as well.”

New trade deals, Porter says might be part of the answer …

PORTER … “Speaking from a U.K. point of view, and I’m on a U.K. government trade and agriculture commission. We look at trade deals. As the U.K. has now split away from the E.U. in Brexit, there are opportunities there for more trade negotiations and deals and things between the U.K., separate from the E.U.”

And that, Porter says could make a difference …

PORTER … “I think the U.K. is very keen to do trade deals as sort of seeing itself as being separate from the E.U. and I suppose you know there is that traditional link between the U.S. and the U.K. that both sides might want to explore more.”

After all, Porter says there is a world out there that needs to be fed both sustainably and economically.

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