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Farm Progress America, June 20, 2022

Max Armstrong reports on a potato variety that just got approval from a tough critic – McDonald’s.

Max Armstrong shares news of the development of a new potato – the Dakota Russet – which has been under development since 2001. The potato will be used for McDonald’s french fries and Max shares details of the potato and the features making it suited for use for the popular food item. The fast food restaurant company spends years doing thorough testing on potential new potatoes before using them for the popular menu item.

Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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