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U.S. Potato chief talks state of the industry

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ELIZABETH CITY, NC — Small potatoes are big business. They weathered the recession without a slip but now there are bigger challenges ahead. The Produce News caught up with Blair Richardson, U.S. Potato chief executive officer, recently during his annual visit with the North Carolina Potato Association here to talk taters and the state of the industry.

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