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Potato News from Washington DC

US Potato growers support TPP agreement
Based on a review of the recently released Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement text, the National Potato Council (NPC) strongly supports the trade deal reached with Australia, Brunei, Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
White House Announces Commitments to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge
Today, the White House will announce new commitments from companies from across the American economy who are joining the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.
McDonald's: Working Together to Address Climate Change
Today, McDonald's Corporation was one of 81 American Companies joining in the “American Business Act on Climate” pledge.
National Potato Council awards 2015/16 academic scholarship
The National Potato Council awards its 2015-16 Academic Scholarship to Shunping Ding, a PhD. student in Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
2016 Potato Industry Leadership Institute now accepting applications
The National Potato Council (NPC) and the United States Potato Board (USPB) are accepting applications for the Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) class of 2016.
2015 Potato D.C. Fly-In: BBC World News America Anchor, Katty Kay (left), National Review Online Editor, Jonah Goldberg (right)
On February 23-26, NPC hosted the 2015 Potato D.C. Fly-In, where more than 150 U.S. potato growers and industry partners from across the country came to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the industry's most pressing federal policy priorities.
US: 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submits report
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted its recommendations to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in order to inform the 2015 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Friday, February 20, 2015
National Potato Council applauds new IOM recommendation on white potatoes
Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report recommending fresh white potatoes to be an eligible vegetable for purchase using the WIC Cash Value Voucher. This is a reversal compared to previous IOM recommendations
SFA CEO Tom Dempsey (left) together with Alison van Eenennaam and Stacey Forshee testified in favor of GMO bill HR4432
Snack Food Association CEO Tom Dempsey today urged Congress to approve legislation creating a federal standard for labeling food produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
White potatoes: includes colored regular potatoes too!
Count the potato among the special interests rewarded in the massive spending deal Congress unveiled this week.