To ensure that USDA’s implementation of the CARES Act reflects local production practices, the Idaho Congressional delegation wrote Secretary Perdue this week calling for the Department to utilize a method for direct payment eligibility supported by the potato industry.
In a letter sent this week to USDA Undersecretary for Trade Ted McKinney, NPC cautioned that the growing international stocks of fresh and processed potatoes could trigger “irrational surges in imports of these products as foreign interests search for scarce customers.”
On Monday, NPC joined 74 specialty crop organizations on a letter to Secretary Perdue recommending strong relief measures under the Phase 3 Stimulus Bill dedicated to the fruit and vegetable industry.
Announcement is a down payment on those efforts that will require additional resources and flexibility to deliver the necessary relief for our great potato industry.
The Trump Administration issued new guidelines Wednesday to make it easier for asymptomatic essential workers to return to work. CEC Director Dr. Robert Redfield announced that under certain circumstances essential […]
NPC, state potato organizations, and other fresh produce associations sent a letter to USDA on April 6 requesting $5 billion in payments to compensate growers and Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act licensed dealers for the losses created by the disruption to the foodservice industry.
The National Potato Council joined 30 agriculture organizations and businesses calling on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to include agricultural businesses in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, as intended by Congress in the CARES Act.
This week, NPC joined 30 agriculture organizations and businesses calling on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to include agricultural businesses in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, as intended by Congress in the CARES Act.
Japan will again lower tariffs on imports of U.S. products on April 1, 2020. The tariff on U.S. frozen fries will shrink to 2.1%, and the tariff on U.S. dehydrated potato flakes will go to 10% (from 4.25% and 13.3% respectively).
Today the House passed by voice vote S. 3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion bill with significant benefits to the U.S. potato supply chain.