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Lawmakers urge Biden to press Kishida for ‘solution’ on potato market access

April 15, 2024 at 12:32 PM
Editor's note: This story was updated after initial publication to add Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) to the list of signatories. Japanese authorities have been slow-walking plant health negotiations to open the country’s market to U.S. potatoes, a bipartisan group of senators told President Biden last week, urging him to press the country's prime minister on the issue during a state visit. The U.S. in 2019 ramped up a long-running effort to gain access to Japan’s potato market but technical...

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