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Idaho spuds given as diplomatic gesture to Russians

Officials with the Idaho Potato Commission are pleased by a lofty new role for their commodity – promoting world peace.Prior to meetings about unrest in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a gift of two large Idaho bakers. “We were obviously very thrilled to see this picture of Secretary Kerry using two very large Idaho potatoes as a peace gesture to his Russian counterpart, and the fact that they both had smiles on their face just tells you something,” said Frank Muir, president and CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission. Muir believes Russia presents a good, new trade opportunity for Idaho potatoes. More

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