National Potato Council Statement on House Ag Committee Passage of 2024 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – The National Potato Council released the following statement after the U.S. House Agriculture Committee favorably reported out The Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024: “The National Potato […]

USDA to Keep the Potatoes as Vegetable, Reports Senator Collins 

Long-time potato industry champion U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced this week that she received a call from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack who told her the “USDA will officially support […]

USDA Retreats on Potato Limitations in Final School Meal Rules

On April 24, 2024, USDA released its final rule overhauling its school breakfast and lunch programs, limiting sugar and further reducing sodium levels in meals. Notably for the potato industry, […]

Bipartisan Senate Letter Calls for Potatoes to Remain Classified a Vegetable

On March 26, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) led a bipartisan group of 14 Senators in writing to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack […]

Potato Priorities Remain Intact in FY24 Agriculture-FDA Appropriations Bill

The House and Senate last week released the Fiscal Year 2024 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bill text, providing $26.3 billion in discretionary funding […]

NPC Calls on Dietary Advisory Committee to Increase Vegetable Consumption Recommendations

In its latest comments to the committee working on recommendations that will form the 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, NPC this week called on the group to consider modeling situations […]

NPC Applauds Scaled-back Final Climate Disclosure Ruling

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday scrapped a plan opposed by farm groups to mandate the tracking of greenhouse gas emissions in company supply chains, all the way down […]

Bob Mattive of Colorado Elected National Potato Council President

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Potato Council (NPC) installed its 2024 roster of Executive Committee members this week at the organization’s annual Washington Summit. During the Annual Meeting of the […]

National Potato Council Releases New Report on the Economic Potential of U.S. Potato Exports

WASHINGTON – The National Potato Council (NPC) today revealed its latest report on the economic impact of the U.S. potato industry. The report assessed the economic contribution of U.S. potato […]

NPC: Serve More Potatoes to Reduce Food Loss

The National Potato Council today submitted feedback to EPA, USDA, and FDA in response to the “Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics,” which was […]