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The National Potato Council is the advocate for the economic well-being of U.S. potato growers on federal legislative, regulatory, environmental, and trade issues.

2017 annual Meeting

Growers and industry leaders will meet January 6-7 in San Francisco to discuss public policy and organizational objectives at the NPC 2017 Annual Meeting.  Join us to have a positive impact on potatoes and to experience two days of debate, planning, and camaraderie at NPC’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Browse the agenda and register.

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ePA TOURS POTATO FIELDS

NPC led a delegation of 12 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff on a tour of Minnesota potato fields. The annual field event gives EPA staff the opportunity to see potato production, discuss pesticide utilization, and interact with farmers outside the confines of Washington, D.C. Growers provide employees at EPA an in-depth look at their pesticide stewardship practices and the process of bringing potatoes from field to table.

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2016 potato stat yearbook

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Download the Potato Statistical Yearbook to read overviews of national legislative, regulatory and marketing initiatives—along with U.S. and world potato production and consumption data.

NPC Awards academic scholarship

The National Potato Council (NPC) is pleased to announce that Justin Clements, a fifth year doctoral student in the Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center working in the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Academic Scholarship. The $10,000 award is provided annually to a graduate student with a strong interest in research that can directly benefit the potato industry. Clements is focused on uncovering molecular mechanisms of insecticide resistance in the Colorado potato beetle (CPB). 

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