National Potato Council Applauds First Shipments of U.S. Fresh Potatoes to Mexico in 25-plus Years

The National Potato Council today welcomed the news that the first shipments of U.S. fresh potatoes crossed into Mexico yesterday, May 11. The successful crossings signal the start of Mexico’s process to restore full market access for U.S. fresh potatoes after decades of disputes and legal obstructions.

The National Potato Council today welcomed the news that the first shipments of U.S. fresh potatoes crossed into Mexico yesterday, May 11. The successful crossings signal the start of Mexico’s process to restore full market access for U.S. fresh potatoes after decades of disputes and legal obstructions.

National Potato Council Statement on Joint U.S.-Mexico Announcement on Potential Reopening of Mexican Market to U.S. Potatoes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2022 WASHINGTON – The National Potato Council today released the following statement in response to a joint announcement by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack […]

National Potato Council Statement in Response to USDA Announcement on the Resumption of Trade Between PEI and the United States After Latest Potato Wart Find

WASHINGTON – The National Potato Council today released the following statement in response to USDA’s announcement that trade in table stock potatoes would resume between Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, […]

Congressional Leaders Call on USDA to Resolve Potato Export Issues with Mexico

Today, U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Angus King (I-Maine), U.S. Congressmen Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon), and 30 of their congressional colleagues issued a bipartisan, bicameral letter calling on […]

Potato Growers Select 2022 National Potato Council Leaders

Today during the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2022 Washington Summit, Jared Balcom of Pasco, Wash., was elected to serve as NPC’s 2022 President and head the grower-led organization’s Executive Committee.

Today during the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2022 Washington Summit, Jared Balcom of Pasco, Wash., was elected to serve as NPC’s 2022 President and head the grower-led organization’s Executive Committee.

National Potato Council Statement in Response to Resumption of Trade Between PEI and Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON – The National Potato Council today released the following statement in response to news of the resumption of trade of table stock potatoes from Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, […]

Canadian Delegation Meeting with USDA Secretary Vilsack Reaffirms Need for Comprehensive Disease Testing to Resume Potato Trade with Prince Edward Island

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Jan. 27, a delegation from Canada, including Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, met with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in Washington, D.C. to discuss the ongoing […]

Potato Expo 2022 Reconnects the Industry Through “Meet and Potatoes”

NPC was pleased to host the first in-person meeting of the U.S. and international potato industry in two years on January 5-6 in Anaheim, California. Overcoming national airline and pandemic […]

Canada Organizes Committee on PEI as New Revelations Emerge

In a positive move this week, the Canadian government through its Agriculture Minister announced the formation of a committee to focus on the steps necessary to restore trade between the […]

National Potato Council Statement on Today’s Prince Edward Island Delegation Meeting

WASHINGTON – The following statement was issued today by Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council (NPC): We were pleased to sit down with Premier Dennis King and a […]