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Articles by Ali Luety

John Keeling, NPC

Mexican growers convince court to ban U.S. potatoes

MEXICO, August 9, 2017 -A Mexican district court judge in Los Mochis ruled last week that the systems approach for U.S. fresh potato imports “lacks scientific basis” and, citing phytosanitary concerns, ordered a continued ban on U.S. potatoes in most of Mexico.
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Rural America needs broadband, but who will pay?

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2017 – While lawmakers and witnesses at a congressional hearing on Thursday agreed that rural America desperately needs more and better broadband service to prosper, it was unclear where the funds to expand the service would come from.
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Farm groups, lenders urge Congress to ensure access to credit

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 – A group of 21 farm and lending organizations, including the National Farmers Union and the American Bankers Association, is urging the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations committees to make sure the country’s farmers and ranchers have adequate access to credit as they face another year of difficult economic conditions.
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