Schumer: I Want You To Buy Long Island Potatoes

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December 08, 2019 - 2:46 pm
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JAMESPORT, N.Y. (AP) -- Sen. Charles Schumer is praising the humble spud, at least the ones grown on Long Island.

The Democratic lawmaker appeared at a farm on Long Island's North Fork on Saturday to promote locally grown potatoes.

Newsday reports that the impetus for the news conference at the John Kujawski & Sons farm in Jamesport was a U.S. Department of Agriculture report predicting a 6 percent decline in potato production in 2019.

Shumer said Long Island has plenty of potatoes.

He said his office contacted the National Restaurant Association to promote Long Island potatoes.