Maine wants U.S government to make inroads for potato market in China

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) - All four members of Maine's Congressional delegation are joining a group of lawmakers that wants President Donald Trump's administration to prioritize the U.S. potato industry in trade talks with China.

39 Senators and Representatives cite the U.S. potato industry's 3.7 billion dollar value, and they believe China could become a top market for American potatoes if granted access.

The Maine Potato Board executive director Don Flannery, believes it's critical for the state's growers that "China and other export markets are available" to U.S. potatoes.