Are potatoes vegetables or grains? Sen. Cantwell joins lawmakers in debate

Potatoes could soon have more in common with rice than carrots as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) looks into reclassifying the vegetable as a grain.

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington joined a bipartisan group of 14 senators against the reclassification, according to a news release from Sen. Cantwell’s office on Friday.

The group is composed of: Sen. Cantwell, Susan Collins (R-ME), Michael Bennet (D-CO), James Risch (R-ID), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Angus King (I-ME), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Steve Daines (R-MT), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), John Hoeven (R-ND) and Jeffrey Merkley (D-OR).

Senators write letter opposing reclassification of potatoes

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