February 2018 - NPC's Kam Quarles discusses the need for immigration reform with Chuck Conner, President & CEO of National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
December 2017 - Hear from John Keeling and Kam Quarles of the NPC about what you should say next time you see your Congressman back home.
September 2017- John Keeling and Kam Quarles of the NPC discuss tax reform and immigration reform.
July 2017 - Eric Halverson, Black Gold Farms, testifies on Capitol Hill on the importance of trade programs for specialty crops.
events & programs
Grower Supporter Ag-vocacy Campaign
NPC’s Grower Supporter Ag-vocacy Campaign supports daily legislative efforts and promotes tools to keep growers engaged and informed on critical industry issues. Join the campaign today to be a part of the conversations and make a difference on hot button issues effecting potatoes.
POTATO INDUSTRY MAKES VOICES HEARD DURING FLY-IN
NPC welcomed over 125 potato growers and friends of the industry to the 2018 Potato D.C. Fly-In February 26-March 1. Attendees heard the latest updates from legislators, journalists, diplomats and federal agency officials on the key issues impacting agricultural policy in general, and the U.S. potato industry specifically. Then, armed with position papers and talking points, state delegations took to Capitol Hill to spend a day meeting with their Congressional representatives.
2018 Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI)
The 2018 PILI class, consisting of 20 participants from 11 potato-producing states, took part in a eight day program beginning in Colorado and ending in Washington, D.C. to learn an overview of the U.S. potato industry, the challenges facing the industry and the roles of the state and national organization. The group also participated in leadership skills and media training, and advocacy tools. To learn more about the program, click here.
2018 Summer Meeting
The NPC Summer Meeting is your opportunity to connect with grower leaders from across the country and help shape the national public policy efforts. The Summer Meeting will be held July 18-20 in Leavenworth, Wash. Registration will open this spring.