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US potato producers eye Southeast Asia

Oregon potato-promoter Jim Cramer recently returned from what he called a “potato mission trip” to Vietnam. He and a handful of Pacific Northwest producer-packers and government officials attended a food trade show in Ho Chi Minh City in April. They hired a local celebrity chef, Dieu Thao, to write a potato-based recipe book, and she prepared some of her dishes live for sampling at their booth. “In Asia, rice is king,” Mr. Cramer said. “But they are familiar with potatoes.” More than just familiar, in fact. More