The National Potato Council today welcomed U.S. House passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038), which promotes solutions to address American agriculture’s labor crisis.
Today, the National Potato Council cheered the passage of the U.S.-Japan Agreement on Agricultural Trade by Japan’s Upper House. Today’s action will restore tariff reductions and place the U.S. potato industry on a level playing field with foreign competitors.
Today, the National Potato Council applauded the introduction of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID).
Today’s agreement puts the U.S. potato industry back on a level playing field with foreign competitors in accessing our largest export market in terms of tariffs. Now we must turn to gaining Japanese market access approval for products such as fresh (table stock) potatoes and year-round access for chipping potatoes.
Today the National Potato Council announced the promotion of Hollee Alexander to the position of Vice President of Industry Relations and Events and Hillary Hutchins to the role of Director, Member Outreach and Programs.
The U.S potato industry was represented by Dan Moss at an agricultural trade event at the White House with President Trump. Moss is a potato grower based in Rupert, Idaho, and former President of the National Potato Council (NPC).
The National Potato Council (NPC) announced a new executive team. Kam Quarles, the current Vice President of Public Policy and Communications for the NPC, will become the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Mike Wenkel, the current Executive Director of the Michigan Potato Industry Commission, will step into the newly-created role of Chief Operations Officer.