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ISSUE #2 Spudman Toda y 2020 Show Daily Fly-In Puts Faces to Key Industry Issues Ana Olvera Digital Content Director P otato growers and industry leaders from across the country will descend upon the nation's capital next month as part of the National Potato Council's Potato D.C. Fly-In. New and returning attendees will have a chance to better understand and advocate for the industry's most pressing policy priorities. Details of the Feb. 24-27 event are being finalized, but NPC Chief Executive Officer Kam Quarles gave Spudman a preview of what's to come and benefits of participating. Looking ahead to D.C. Fly-In, what are you targeting as areas of focus? 1. Trade. I think trade is still going to be front and center as we get into the new year. We've got to figure out how the House will move forward with ratifying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Also, is there going to be a second bigger Japan trade agreement now that the original FTA has been completed? Where does China end up? 2. Labor. Also, the ag labor bill (Farm Workforce Modernization Act) has been introduced in the House. The Senate will be right at the time of Fly-In. Registration 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mirage Event Center Rotunda Trade Show Hours 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Mirage Event Center Breakfast in the Trade Show 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Mirage Event Center Potato Talks 9:00 a.m.-10:35 a.m. 2:30 p.m.-4:05 p.m. Mirage Event Center, Expo Hall Stage Innovation Hub Sessions 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Montego Keynote Luncheon 12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Digital Leadership: The 5 Simple Habits of Digital Leaders Erik Qualman, Technology and Digital Leadership Expert, Author of Socialnomics Grand Ballroom • Introducing Spudman's Dream Team, Page 6 • Full Schedule, Page 11 INSIDE TODAY at a Glance FLY-IN continued on page 3 FULL SCHEDULE on page 11 Wednesday, January 15, 2020 [ [ The delegation from Washington sat down with Rep. Dan Newhouse and discussed various trade issues affected the potato industry. Photos: National Potato Council

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