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Idaho PCN Group calls for overhaul of federal quarantine

Members of the newly formed “Idaho PCN Group” called for the overhaul of a federal pale cyst nematode eradication program May 29 during a conference call with Idaho Potato Commission members. They also asked for the resignation or termination of an IPC employee who they said has worked behind the scenes to ensure the program’s continuation. Eighteen potato growers and landowners in East Idaho are affected by a federal PCN quarantine, which is administered by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. More