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.

industry issues


August 2019 -  Kam Quarles, NPC CEO, gives an update on the trade agreements currently being negotiated, including Japan, China and the new USMCA agreement. 


March 2019 - The recent changes to agreements like NAFTA, TPP and our trade talks with China are having a considerable impact on the U.S. potato industry. Kam Quarles, NPC CEO, provides an update on the current U.S. trade agenda and what it means for the industry. 


August 2018 - NPC's Kam Quarles discusses both the House and Senate versions of the 2018 Farm Bill and how the potato industry could be impacted. 


August 2018 - NPC's Kam Quarles outlines all the changes that have been implemented to the Electronic Logging Device Rule and how these changes impact the industry. 

events & programs

NPC 2020 Annual Meeting


Join your peers in Las Vegas at the conclusion of the Potato Expo 2020 to discuss federal policy impacting potato production at the National Potato Council's 2020 Annual Meeting. Visit the meeting's website for more information and to register. 

Potato Expo 2020 


For two days in January, potatoes will be the main attraction in Vegas. Potato Expo 2020, America's leading conference and trade show for potato growers and the industry, promises non-stop opportunities to make connections and gain insights that will grow your business. For more information and to register, visit the Potato Expo website

Statistical Yearbook


The 2019 Potato Statistical Yearbook is now available. The annual Yearbook provides overviews of national legislative, regulatory and marketing initiatives—along with U.S.  and world potato production and consumption data, grower and industry contact information, position statements, and program overviews. Click here to view the 2019 Yearbook. 



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