CFIA Lays Out Process for New Potato Wart Management Plan

During this week’s Potato Association of America Certification Section Meeting in Washington, D.C., representatives from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced its process for developing, finalizing, and implementing plans […]

NPC Pushes Back Against Proposed Ag Labor Rules

The National Potato Council joined ag industry organizations in submitting letters and comments to the Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security questioning aspects of a new proposed rule […]

Potato Expo 2024 to Return to Austin Featuring Record-breaking Trade Show

Potato growers and industry partners from around the world will descend on the Austin Convention Center, Jan. 10-11, for Potato Expo 2024, which will tap into all things Texas, with […]

National Potato Council Welcomes Mike Johnson as House Speaker

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed today’s election of Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. “Congratulations to Speaker Johnson,” said NPC’s […]

National Potato Council Opposes Rep. Spartz’s Anti-Checkoff Amendment

WASHINGTON – The National Potato Council (NPC) today announced its opposition to Rep. Victoria Spartz’s (R-Ind.) amendment to the House FY 2024 Agriculture Appropriations Bill that would undermine or eliminate […]

U.S. Specialty Crop Coalition Endorses Legislation Addressing Research, Nutrition and Trade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers of fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, nursery […]

“Potatoes are a vegetable.”

Kam Quarles, CEO for the National Potato Council, provided oral testimony during the Sept. 12, 2023, hearing of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. This panel of nutrition and public […]

Eye on Potatoes Podcast: Defending Potatoes in the 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Process

This week we chatted about the formulation of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) and how the U.S. potato industry is working to ensure that the accurate facts about […]

EPA New “Waters of the United States” Rule Criticized for Lacking Clarity

On Aug. 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) announced a final rule amending the definition of “waters of the United […]

USDA Announces Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Funding for Potato Projects

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced on August 23 that it has awarded more than $2.6 million in Fiscal Year 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) funding for 20 […]