NPC Calls on CFIA to Fulfil its Commitment to Modernize the Long-Term Management Plan to Prevent the Spread of PEI Potato Wart

Last week, an advisory panel created in the wake of a political firestorm over the PEI potato wart crisis submitted a report to the Canadian federal government. This panel was […]

Potato Expo Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels with Colorado Event

WASHINGTON – On Jan. 4-5, more than 1,800 U.S. potato growers and industry members from a dozen countries turned out for Potato Expo 2023, hosted by the National Potato Council, […]

Ag Labor Reform Not Included in Omnibus

Despite the efforts of many in U.S. agriculture and Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a last-ditch attempt to pass ag labor reform on the Omnibus Spending bill failed on Thursday. The […]

Omnibus Includes Record $4M in NIFA Potato Breeding Funding 

On Tuesday morning, the details of a $1.7 trillion Omnibus Appropriations Bill to fund the federal government for FY23 was released and included provisions vital to the future of the […]

NPC Endorses Bennet Ag Workforce Reform Bill Introduced in Senate

Yesterday at a press conference held in the Capitol Building, the National Potato Council endorsed legislation introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet that improves upon the House-passed Farm Workforce […]

National Potato Council Releases New Logo Reflecting its Mission of ‘Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill’

WASHINGTON – In only the third time in its 74-year history, the National Potato Council today released a new logo that better reflects its public policy focus and roots in […]

CFIA Commits to Modernizing Potato Wart Plan on PEI

This week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced to the U.S. their intention to “modernize” the Long Term Management Plan that is intended to deal with potato wart on Prince […]

Proposed WIC Update Affirms White Potato Inclusion

On Nov. 21, USDA announced proposed changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. The rule incorporates recommendations from the 2017 NASEM report […]

After USDA Risk Assessment, NPC Urges Increased Protections to Prevent PEI Potato Wart Spread

WASHINGTON – On Thurs., Nov. 10, the National Potato Council and a dozen state potato associations issued a letter to USDA Undersecretary of Marketing and Regulatory Services Jenny Moffitt calling […]

NPC Response to Latest PEI Potato Wart Find

This morning, media reported on another potato wart find on Prince Edward Island, Canada (“CFIA identifies fourth potato wart case,” This latest find reinforces USDA’s conclusions in its recent […]