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ISSUE #2 Spudman Toda y 2019 Show Daily Ana Olvera Digital Content Director P otato growers will soon make their annual trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congress, including newly elected members. The meeting's location allows both U.S. Senate and House members to only be a few steps away, encouraging their participation. Attendees will have the opportunity to advocate for the industry's policy priorities and further develop relationships. Before the Feb. 25-28 event, the National Potato Council's John Keeling outlined goals for this year's trip. What issues should growers have on their radar for 2019? 1. Immigration. We have to have a border policy that has a central policy about who can come in and how they can come in and when they can come in. We have to have enforcement at the border to makes sure that all that happens. We have to have a plan to provide for some sort of work status for those workers who are already in this country and may not have complete documentation. Then we have to do a guest worker program for agriculture that's workable, (and) meets the needs in both Registration 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Trade Show Hours 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Breakfast in the Trade Show 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Exhibit Hall 4 Innovation Hub Sessions 8:30 a.m.-10:35 p.m. 2:30 p.m.-4:05 p.m. Exhibit Hall 4, Innovation Hub Process and Seed Breakout Sessions 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Ballroom G & F, Level 4 Keynote Luncheon 12 p.m.-1:45 p.m. The Power of Purpose in Business, Life and America Roy Spence, co-founder and chairman, GSD&M and co-founder and CEO, The Purpose Institute Ballroom D, Level 4 • Shawn Boyle wins Spudman Emerging Leader Award, Page 6 • Full Schedule, Page 12 INSIDE TODAY at a Glance FLY-IN continued on page 3 FULL SCHEDULE on page 12 Thursday, January 10, 2019 [ [ Industry to tackle top issues in D.C. Growers from Wisconsin met with Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and spoke about critical issues affecting the potato industry, including immigration reform and transportation issues. Photos: National Potato Council

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