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Page 0 of 23 Thursday, January 9, 2014 Spudman Today ISSUE #1 2014 Show Daily Welcome to the 6th Annual POTATO EXPO and Industry Trade Show TODAY at a glance SHOW HOURS Thursday, Jan. 9 Registration 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trade Show 7:30 a.m. to Noon 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. By Steve Crane, Crane Brothers, Exeter, Maine Sid Staunton, Staunton Farms, Tulelake, Calif. Friday, Jan. 10 Co-chairmen, POTATO EXPO 2014 Steering Committee W elcome to San Antonio! On behalf of the entire Steering Committee, we want to extend a warm Texas greeting to all those joining us at POTATO EXPO 2014. Whether you've attended POTATO EXPO in the past or if this is your first event, the largest potato industry conference and trade show held in North America has something for everyone. We have brought together a large cross-section of the industry — growers, packers, shippers, and value chain members — from the United States, Canada and around INSIDE Steve Crane Sid Staunton the world. Only at POTATO EXPO can you interact with more than 150 exhibitors and learn about the latest and greatest technology, trends and equipment for the potato industry. This afternoon, you can also choose from four market-targeted breakout sessions to get the most current information on a wide variety of industry issues and trends for the chip, fresh, process and seed sectors. WELCOME continued on page 9 Trade Show 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. TODAY'S SCHEDULE BREAKOUT SESSIONS Four separate sessions for chip, fresh, process and seed sectors. See Page 10 for details on individual sessions. 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Breakfast in trade show 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Growing Global Appetite for Potatoes and Potato Products •Ben Stein: A Renaissance Life, Page 3 •Peter Zeihan: U.S. Positioned for Success, Page 6 FULL SCHEDULE on page 10 POTATO D.C. FLY-IN Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill February 24-27, 2014 | Lowes Madison Hotel | Washington, D.C. Join fellow growers and industry partners in Washington, D.C. to make a difference on issues impacting the potato industry. Featured Speakers Tucker Carlson Learn more at Co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend and Editor-inchief of The Daily Caller Cal Thomas Syndicated Conservative Columnist, Panelist on Fox News Watch, and Co-columnist for USA Today feature "Common Ground" Bob Beckel Political Consultant, Co-host of Fox News' The Five, and Co-columnist for USA Today feature "Common Ground" Charlie Cook Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report, Columnist for the National Journal [ [

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