b'PEIsituation.Underpressurefromin Anaheim at Potato Expo 2022 withwas picked up by chefs Duff Goldman PrimeMinisterTrudeauwholobbiedgroupsfromacrosstheU.S.fruitand(ofKidsBakingChampionshipfame) PresidentBidendirectlyintheOvalvegetable sector joining us to determineand Ted Allen (host of Chopped).Office,USDAallowedPEItoresumethe path forward. The challenge will be shippingwithoutcompletingthesoilinensuringthatthespecialtycropAfter six months of negotiations, were testing we had demanded. We pointedindustry recognizes the value of remain- thrilledthattheyveagreedtojoinus out that in so doing, USDA is allowinging together and does not break off intonextJanuaryinDenverandusetheir Canada to ship to the U.S. with a proto- factionaldisputesthatonlyfurtherworldwide visibility to elevate our event col vastly less rigorous than the one thatdiminish our small numbers.and their love of potatoes with their mil-Canada demands of Idaho exports fromlions of followers! Were also grateful for PCN counties.Potato Expo 2023 RJ Harvey of Potatoes USA, who was key This leniency is not in keeping with aIll conclude by inviting you to save theto making this happen and he will be productionareageneratingdiseasedate for Potato Expo 2023, January 5-6,joining them on the main stage. detections in eight of the last 10 years.at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, We have asked USDA to reconsider theirColorado. Finally, Id like to thank our growers and diplomacyanddemandtestingofallsupplychainpartnersforthesupport fields in PEI to determine the true spreadWereproudtoannouncethatoneofyouve invested in NPC to help carrying ofthediseasebeforeallowingthemthecenterpiecesofthisupcomingout your priorities during this challeng-access to the United States.Potato Expo 2023 will be several eventsing year. We look forward to building on on the main stage with celebrity chefsthe successes weve been able to achieve Farm Bill from the Food Network. This competi- over the last few months and look for-NPCisoneoffourkeyorganizationstion came together after our Potato Expoward to advocating for federal policies leadingtheSpecialtyCropFarmBill2022 host Simon Majumdar began post- thatprotectyourbusinessesandthe Alliance. In fact, the first meeting of theingonsocialmediaaboutthefunhecommunities you support.SCFBA for the 2023 Farm Bill occurredwashavingwithusinAnaheim.ThisJULY/AUGUST 2022 POTATO GROWER 9'