Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

From January 5-7, more than 1,000 U.S. and international potato industry members joined the first-ever virtual Potato Expo.

From January 5-7, more than 1,000 U.S. and international potato industry members joined the first-ever virtual Potato Expo.

NPC Meets with USDA Secretary-nominee Vilsack

On Friday, Jan. 8, NPC CEO Kam Quarles met with Secretary-nominee Tom Vilsack along with other fruit and vegetable industry leaders. The session was organized by the Biden Transition Team to gain an understanding of priorities for the industry.

On Friday, Jan. 8, NPC CEO Kam Quarles met with Secretary-nominee Tom Vilsack along with other fruit and vegetable industry leaders. The session was organized by the Biden Transition Team to gain an understanding of priorities for the industry.

NPC Responds to Capitol Hill Violence

NPC unequivocally condemns not only the violence that occurred a stone’s throw from our office but the notion that the will of the American voters can be overturned by a mob overtaking the Halls of Congress.

NPC unequivocally condemns not only the violence that occurred a stone’s throw from our office but the notion that the will of the American voters can be overturned by a mob overtaking the Halls of Congress.

Potato LEAF Reaches $2 Million Founders Society Goal

The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) today announced it has achieved its inaugural fundraising goal of $2 million for 2020.

The Potato Leadership, Education, and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) today announced it has achieved its inaugural fundraising goal of $2 million for 2020.

NPC Applauds Vital Farm, Worker, and Long-term Industry Support in COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills

The National Potato Council welcomed last night’s actions by the House and Senate to support agriculture workers, family farms, and local communities struggling to survive ongoing food service disruptions ordered by state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Potato Council welcomed last night’s actions by the House and Senate to support agriculture workers, family farms, and local communities struggling to survive ongoing food service disruptions ordered by state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

NPC Supports Increased Funding for SNAP Fruit and Vegetable Purchases

On Dec. 8, NPC joined groups representing specialty crop growers, grocers, and anti-hunger advocates in calling on Congress to support $51 million in emergency funding for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) as part of the next round of COVID relief.

On Dec. 8, NPC joined groups representing specialty crop growers, grocers, and anti-hunger advocates in calling on Congress to support $51 million in emergency funding for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) as part of the next round of COVID relief.

NPC Statement on the Nomination of Tom Vilsack as USDA Secretary

National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles today congratulated Secretary Tom Vilsack on his nomination by President-elect Biden to return to his role as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles today congratulated Secretary Tom Vilsack on his nomination by President-elect Biden to return to his role as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

NPC Urges Congress to Correct Unexpected PPP Tax Burden in Lame Duck

NPC joined 564 national and regional business groups on Thursday calling for Congress to enact legislation before the end of the year that corrects the tax treatment of loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

NPC joined 564 national and regional business groups on Thursday calling for Congress to enact legislation before the end of the year that corrects the tax treatment of loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

NPC Welcomes New House Agriculture Committee Leadership with Chairman Scott and Ranking Member Thompson

The National Potato Council today welcomed the selections of U.S. Rep. David Scott (GA-13) as the next Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and Rep. Glenn ‘G.T.’ Thompson (PA-15) as Ranking Member.

The National Potato Council today welcomed the selections of U.S. Rep. David Scott (GA-13) as the next Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and Rep. Glenn ‘G.T.’ Thompson (PA-15) as Ranking Member.

PEI Seed Exports to U.S. Halted

The National Potato Council released a statement in response to an announcement by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirming the presence of potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) in two fields on a farm in Prince Edward Island (PEI).

The National Potato Council released a statement in response to an announcement by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirming the presence of potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) in two fields on a farm in Prince Edward Island (PEI).