January 2022 - 10

State of the
INDUSTRY
Quarles, Toaspern offer insight into current
state of potato industry
By Zeke Jennings
EDITOR
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upply chain woes and economic
inflation are on the minds of many
Americans these days, and the
effect of those problems hasn't escaped
the potato industry.
Supply chain backups are not only
hindering goods from entering the
U.S. - we've all seen empty shelves
in the retail sector - but they're also
wreaking havoc in getting them to
international trading partners. Just
within the potato industry, there are
examples of exporters renting jumbo
jets
or
shipping
out
through
the
Gulf Coast and Panama Canal to get
product to Asia because it's faster than
going through West Coast seaports.
I
8
Spudman.com
of the National Potato Council, and
John Toaspern, chief marketing officer
for Potatoes USA, for episodes of the
" The Potato Field " podcast. Below are
some highlights from those interviews,
which can be heard on all major
podcast platforms.
WHAT ARE THE
HOT-BUTTON ISSUES
FACING THE INDUSTRY?
Quarles: The thing that is on
recently interviewed two potato
industry leaders - Kam Quarles, CEO
everyone's mind is getting back to
some semblance of the new normal.
Obviously, that goal is somewhat
complicated by these ongoing supply
chain issues. Inflation is clearly rearing
its ugly head, and it's anyone's guess as
to how long that's going to be with us.
The thing that's we're really focusing
on - and we've partnered with John
Toaspern of Potatoes USA, who is
doing a lot of great work in this area -
we're going to roll out at Potato Expo
is there is an economic team doing
an analysis specifically on the potato
industry (to see) what all this supplychain
breakdown and inflation is likely
to mean for the industry as we move
forward to 2022 and beyond. We're
all going to be interested in what that
team comes up with.
We're now grappling with other
initiatives that are much beyond the
potato industry in terms that Congress
and the administration are talking
about injecting more money into the
economy. There are huge questions
on whether or not another injection
of these funds - and perhaps tax
increases to go along with them - is
going to be helpful or hurtful as we
see this inflation taking off and supply
chain issues.
http://www.Spudman.com

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