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National Potato Council responds to the Mexican court import ban of US Potatoes
The National Potato Council, representing the United States Potato Industry responds to the Mexican Court decision to block the import of US potatoes: 'Mexican Court Ruling Ignores Science'
The National Potato Council (NPC) applauds today's official US kick-off to renegotiate NAFTA
The National Potato Council (NPC) applauded the Trump Administration’s announcement today to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
US Potato Growers offer Trump suggestions to improve NAFTA
The National Potato Council (NPC) has sent a letter to President Trump with suggestions how the NAFTA agreement can be improved to benefit the potato trade.
Trump picks ex-Georgia-governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.
Donald Trump has chosen ex-Georgia-governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
NIFA Announces $1.85 million for Potato Breeding Research
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $1.85 million in funding for regional potato breeding research to support the development of superior-performing varieties that can be brought to market as soon as possible.
National Potato Council Adds Kam Quarles as Senior Director of Public Policy
The National Potato Council (NPC) has added Kam Quarles as Senior Director of Public Policy.
15 Major U.S. Companies Pledge 50 Percent Reduction in Food Loss and Waste
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the inaugural class of the US Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions. These Champions pledge concrete steps to reduce food loss and waste in their operations 50% by 2030.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Market Basket Survey: US Food prices down 8% compared to last year, but potatoes slightly more expensive
Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, whole milk, cheddar cheese, chicken breast, sirloin tip roast and ground chuck resulted in a decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey. However, potato prices were up slightly.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
New Marketing and Communication leadership at the National Restaurant Association
In its ongoing efforts to promote the invaluable role of America's one million restaurants, the National Restaurant Association today announced two new executive leaders in their marketing and communications departments, Deb Billow and Steve Danon.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: Rural America Is Back In Business
Op-Ed by the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas J. Vilsack, on the developments in rural America.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016