(March 28) The U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising the U.S. Standards for Grades of Potatoes to more accurately reflect current marketing practices for the commodity, according to a news release.

The revised standards also incorporate the recommendations of the Joint U.S./Canadian Harmonization Council.

The revisions include new size categories, en route/at destination tolerances and specific definitions of damage and serious damage for external defects of potatoes.

For more information, email jimmie.turner@usda.gov or billy.cox@usda.gov.