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 […]

NPC Applauds Bipartisan Rebuke of WOTUS Rule

On March 29, the Senate passed an NPC-endorsed joint resolution of disapproval to overturn the Biden Administration’s “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule by a vote of 53-43. The bipartisan […]

Fresh U.S. Potato Stalemate with Japan Highlighted During Ambassador Tai Hearing

At a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing on Thursday on the topic of President Biden’s 2023 trade policy agenda, Members of the Committee pressed U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai […]

NPC Endorses Bill Supporting Ag Transport and Infrastructure

This week, NPC joined a letter to House and Senate leadership in support of the Safer Highways and Increased Performance for Interstate Trucking Act (SHIP IT). According to the letter, […]

RJ Andrus of Idaho Elected National Potato Council President

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Potato Council (NPC) installed its 2023 roster of Executive Committee members this week at the organization’s annual Washington Summit. During the Annual Meeting of the […]

A Week of Advocacy at NPC’s 2023 Washington Summit

This week, U.S. potato growers and allied partners from across the country united as an industry to fulfill NPC’s mission of “Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill.” The 2023 […]

National Potato Council Releases Groundbreaking Report on U.S. Potato Industry’s Contribution to America’s Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Potato Council (NPC) today announced the release of Measuring the Economic Significance of the U.S. Potato Industry, a comprehensive analysis on the domestic economic impact […]