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ISSUE #2 Friday, January 9, 2015 Spudman Toda y [ [ 2015 Show Daily Taking message to Capitol Hill By Bill Schaefer Spudman Managing Editor H ave you made your reservations for the 2015 National Potato Council D.C. Fly-In? From Feb. 23-26 the potato industry will be taking its message to Washington D.C., Capitol Hill, the USDA and the EPA. Come to D.C. and hear from some of our nation's legislators as well as communications leaders about the issues facing the agricultural sector generally and the potato industry specifically. Scheduled speakers include: Reid Wilson, editor of the Washington Post's Read In; Kirsten Powers, USA Today columnist and Fox News political analyst; Stu Rothenberg, editor and publisher of e Rothenberg Political Report and columnist for Roll Call; and Jonah Goldberg, editor of National Review Online. e NPC also has extended invitations to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Mike Simpson and Rep. Mike Pompeo. "We think it's terribly important for members of the industry to come to the Hill," said John Keeling, NPC executive vice president and CEO. "e size of your army matters. Having lots of people and lots of states to deliver messages that they believe in and are important to them matters." Keeling said that it remains to be seen how the recent election results and the change in Senate leadership will impact government policies. "In the years I've been doing this, these kind of changes have happened before," Keeling said. "Some doors open, some doors close. Some opportunities present themselves, some opportunities become less viable." INSIDE • The need for science- based facts, page 3 • Going fast? The future will be faster, page 4 Show hours Friday, Jan. 9 Tradeshow: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Closing Session 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Today's Schedule 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Climate Change, Nuclear Power and GMO ... What Does Science Tell Us? Gatlin Ballroom A/B Mark Lynas was born in Fiji, grew up in Peru and the United Kingdom and currently lives in Oxford, England. He is an environmental activist who has published extensively on the impacts of modern human activity on the earth. His books "Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet" and "The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans" are often quoted during climate change discussions. He is also dedicated to honestly bringing science to the discussion about causes and solutions of the world's environmental problems. He is committed to science-based solutions that will aid our ability to preserve both people and planet. Lynas champions science-based environmentalism and is quick to criticize "anti-science environmentalism." His ideas on the application of science to issues like nuclear power and GMO food production have caused shock waves through the environmental community. Mark Lynas, author and advisor on climate change, biotechnology and nuclear power Sponsored by SCHEDULE continued on page 10 TODAY at a glance CAPITOL HILL continued on page 7 John Keeling S P O N S O R E D B Y : Andy Robinson to receive Spudman's Emerging Leader Award at NPC banquet tonight. See page 8

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