National Potato Council Applauds Reintroduction of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

NPC welcomed yesterday’s reintroduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and urges its rapid passage in the House of Representatives.

NPC welcomed yesterday’s reintroduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and urges its rapid passage in the House of Representatives.

Growers Virtually Stand Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill

The National Potato Council hosted the virtual 2021 Potato D.C. Fly-In, Feb. 24-27, which brought the industry together to fulfill the council’s mission to “Stand Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill.”

The National Potato Council hosted the virtual 2021 Potato D.C. Fly-In, Feb. 24-27, which brought the industry together to fulfill the council’s mission to “Stand Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill.”

Update: Mexico’s Supreme Court Delays Decision on U.S. Fresh Potato Imports

During today’s hearing of the Mexican Supreme Court, the justice who authored the draft ruling overturning a ban on the importation of U.S. fresh potatoes asked the court to postpone a vote until next week at the earliest.

During today’s hearing of the Mexican Supreme Court, the justice who authored the draft ruling overturning a ban on the importation of U.S. fresh potatoes asked the court to postpone a vote until next week at the earliest.

Potato Growers Select 2021 National Potato Council Leaders

Today at NPC’s 2021 Annual Meeting Dominic LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine was elected to serve as NPC’s 2021 President and to head the grower-led organization’s Executive Committee.

Today at NPC’s 2021 Annual Meeting Dominic LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine was elected to serve as NPC’s 2021 President and to head the grower-led organization’s Executive Committee.

NPC Encourages Mexico’s Supreme Court Justices to Affirm Draft Ruling Overturning Ban on U.S. Fresh Potato Imports

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, the Mexican Supreme Court released a draft ruling that would overturn a 2017 lower court decision preventing the Mexican federal government from implementing regulations to allow for the importation of fresh U.S. potatoes throughout the country.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, the Mexican Supreme Court released a draft ruling that would overturn a 2017 lower court decision preventing the Mexican federal government from implementing regulations to allow for the importation of fresh U.S. potatoes throughout the country.

NPC Endorses Bronaugh Nomination for USDA Deputy Secretary

On a letter to the leaders of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, NPC joined nearly 60 food and agriculture associations on a letter supporting the nomination of Jewel Bronaugh, PhD to serve as USDA Deputy Secretary.

On a letter to the leaders of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, NPC joined nearly 60 food and agriculture associations on a letter supporting the nomination of Jewel Bronaugh, PhD to serve as USDA Deputy Secretary.

Mexican Supreme Court to Rule on U.S. Potatoes

Legal cases regarding U.S. fresh potato access have been placed on the Mexican Supreme Court calendar for February 24.

Legal cases regarding U.S. fresh potato access have been placed on the Mexican Supreme Court calendar for February 24.

NPC CEO Appointed to USDA/USTR Ag Advisory Committee

On Thursday, January 14, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced the appointment of 67 members, including NPC CEO Kam Quarles, to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees.

On Thursday, January 14, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced the appointment of 67 members, including NPC CEO Kam Quarles, to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees.

Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

From January 5-7, more than 1,000 U.S. and international potato industry members joined the first-ever virtual Potato Expo.

From January 5-7, more than 1,000 U.S. and international potato industry members joined the first-ever virtual Potato Expo.

NPC Meets with USDA Secretary-nominee Vilsack

On Friday, Jan. 8, NPC CEO Kam Quarles met with Secretary-nominee Tom Vilsack along with other fruit and vegetable industry leaders. The session was organized by the Biden Transition Team to gain an understanding of priorities for the industry.

On Friday, Jan. 8, NPC CEO Kam Quarles met with Secretary-nominee Tom Vilsack along with other fruit and vegetable industry leaders. The session was organized by the Biden Transition Team to gain an understanding of priorities for the industry.