RRVPGA Votes Against Diversion

Published online: Nov 21, 2000
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The Red River Valley Potato Growers Association passed a resolution opposing the current effort to develop a program to divert potatoes in storage from the over-supplied market at their annual meeting Nov. 17-18.

The resolution says the members oppose the current effort to develop and implement any diversion programs. Many of the growers expressed concerns that a diversion program would promote overproduction and not bring any long-term benefits to the industry.

Other resolutions passed in the meeting supported biotechnology, called for an adjustment of the seed law allowing commercial growers to sell leftover seed, and voiced support for NPC and NPPB activities.

The group elected new officers and heard a panel discussion on industry globalization as well.