Support the NPC by becoming a 2016 Grower Supporter with a contribution of $50, $100, $200, or $500. Stand with the NPC and lend your voice to promote the interests of our industry by helping it prosper on the local, state and national levels.
environmental stewardship award
Mike and Marge Finnessy and Mark and Shannon Finnessy of Okray Family Farms in Plover, Wisconsin, were named the recipients of the prestigious 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award during the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2016 Annual Meeting, held January 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award is a component of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, a partnership between NPC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect the environment and promote the safe and effective use of pesticides.
Okray family farms
register for the summer meeting
Join your peers for a summertime discussion of federal policy impacting the U.S. potato industry. All growers and industry leaders are invited to the National Potato Council’s Summer Meeting. Join us July 13-15 in Park City, Utah. Bring your family to explore all of the attractions the region has to offer! Register today.
potato D.C. Fly-in highlights
Potato growers from multiple states came to Washington, DC, to meet with their representatives and stand up for potatoes on Capitol Hill in late February. The Potato D.C. Fly-In energized attendees, who shared their concerns about GMO labeling, WOTUS, and funding. Below is the Maine contingent meeting with Senator Angus King.
2016 Grower Leader Announced
Congratulations to Ryan Crane of Crane Brothers Farms in Exeter, Maine, for being named the 2016 PILI Grower Leader. At the farm he oversees the wash shed, manages corn planting, fertility, and variety selection; spraying, irrigation management, and coordinating harvest at the northern division.