NPC Endorses Congressional Resolution Supporting Checkoff Programs

On July 13, the National Potato Council welcomed introduction of a bipartisan congressional resolution recognizing the importance of commodity checkoff programs, such as the National Potato Promotion Board (also known […]

NPC Hosts Annual Agency Farm Tour in Washington State

This week NPC partnered with the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) to host its annual Agency Farm Tour in Washington’s Columbia Basin for USDA and EPA staff. The annual tour […]

Potato Wart Detected on PEI Index Field

On July 13, 2023, the news outlet CBC Canada reported that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) revealed a new detection of potato wart on Price Edward Island. According to […]

National Potato Council Applauds Reintroduction of Ag Workforce Modernization Act

On June 23, U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (CA-18) and nine co-sponsors – Reps. Newhouse (WA-4), Costa (CA-21), Simpson (ID-2), Panetta (CA-19), Valadao (CA-22), Carbajal (CA-24), Duarte (CA-13), Cuellar (TX-28), and […]

NPC President Andrus Hosts 2023 Summer Meeting

June 27-29, 2023, President RJ Andrus brought the industry together for NPC’s Summer Meeting in Lake Tahoe. The event included committee and board meetings, and an overview of the industry’s […]

NPC 2023 Annual Potato Yearbook Now Available

The 2023 edition of the Annual Potato Yearbook is now available, highlighting progress on NPC’s national legislative, regulatory, and marketing priorities. The Yearbook also features updated U.S. and world potato […]

Supreme Court Strikes Down EPA Overreach in WOTUS Ruling

On Thursday, May 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated WOTUS ruling (Sackett vs. EPA), pushing back against federal government expansion of the Clean Water Act (CWA). In […]

Members of Congress Urge USDA’s Support in Opening Japan to U.S. Fresh Potatoes

On May 11, 2023, a bipartisan letter signed by 35 members of the House and Senate was sent to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging his assistance on opening the Japanese […]

Matt Lantz Testifies for NPC on Capitol Hill

Representing the interests of the National Potato Council and the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA), long-time NPC consultant Matt Lantz of Bryant Christie, Inc. testified on Thursday before the U.S. […]

Biden Vetoes Congressional Rebuke of WOTUS Rule

On April 6, President Biden vetoed a bipartisan effort to overturn the Administration’s “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) regulation. The joint resolution of disapproval, which was endorsed by the National […]