Npc grower supporters
Thank you to all who contributed to NPC's Ag-Vocate program. Your support enables NPC to be your voice on Capitol Hill, keeping potatoes at the forefront. If you would like to become an NPC Ag-Vocate or learn more about the efforts of the NPC, let us know. You can also check out the NPC YouTube channel for insight into policy issues.
alliance meets to set priorities for farm bill
The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) met in early August to finalize the industry's recommendations for the upcoming Farm Bill. NPC CEO John Keeling is one of three nationwide leaders of the Alliance and was on-hand for the full day of deliberations. One of the major new items that the Alliance agreed upon was the need for additional resources for specialty crop research. Over the life of the next Farm Bill, it is recommended that an additional $100 million be added to the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) to provide the necessary resources to keep the industry competitive.
Potato Statistical Yearbook
Download the 2017 Potato Statistical Yearbook to read overviews of national legislative, regulatory and marketing initiatives along with U.S. and world potato production and consumption data.
mexican court ruling
The recent ruling by a district court judge in Los Mochis to continue the ban on U.S. potatoes in most of Mexico ignores science and directly threatens the role of the Mexican plant health regulatory authority, SAGARPA. The ruling contradicts the conclusions of SAGARPA, USDA and third party experts that have reviewed the potential impact of the importation of fresh potatoes from the United States to Mexico. Read the full statement from NPC.