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2013 Spudman Today Day 2

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www.spudman.com Spudman Today 2013 Show Daily Stand up for potatoes at 2013 D.C. Fly-in Show hours Friday, Jan. 11 Tradeshow: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Today's Schedule GENERAL SESSION 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Crop Input and Land Outlook 2013, with Dan Manternach, ag services director, Doane Advisory Services. By John Keeling GENERAL SESSION 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Varieties: the Key to the Future, with Dan Manternach, ag services director, Doane Advisory Services with Todd Michael, vice president, potato sales, Michael Farms. F STAND UP continued on page 3 ISSUE #2 TODAY at a glance Executive VP and CEO National Potato Council or many American citizens, performing their civic duty begins and ends with pulling a lever on Election Day. However, we in the potato industry know that our responsibilities reach far beyond the voting booth. Soon after Congress begins its new two-year legislative session, potato growers and industry leaders from all over the country will travel to Washington, D.C. to renew their efforts on behalf of policy priorities that could impact our farms and operations for generations to come. At the National Potato Council's (NPC) annual Potato D.C. Fly-In, Feb. 25-28, 2013, growers will learn about how the laws and regulations being considered by Congress and the administration could affect their businesses. They then unite with their fellow growers and industry partners to deliver their messages directly to lawmakers and federal regulators. Like all agriculture trade organizations, NPC's staff works in and around Capitol Hill to advocate for its Friday, January 11, 2013 [ [ FULL SCHEDULE on page 10 John Keeling Having regulators and members of Congress hear directly from growers about industry priorities makes a real impact. john keeling • • INSIDE Spudman Emerging Leader Award goes to Halverson, page 8 Full schedule, page 10

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