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Potato News from Washington DC

Packaging Association buys Summit Media Group
PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, has entered into an agreement to purchase Summit Media Group, Inc., publisher of a.o. Packaging World
National Potato Council (US) hires Steve Holton as the Director of Corporate and Public Relations
The National Potato Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Holton as the Director of Corporate and Public Relations.
Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI)
The National Potato Council (NPC) and the United States Potato Board (USPB) are accepting applications for the Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) class of 2015. The annual eight-day program, held Feb. 19-26, 2015, is designed to identify, develop, and cultivate new leaders within the U.S. potato industry.
You don't HAVE to eat the white potatoes
Today, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bipartisan agreement, authored by Senators Susan Collins (R-Me) and Mark Pryor (D-AR), that would allow families using the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program to purchase all fresh, healthy vegetables, including the white potato, which has been excluded from the program.
John Keeling, National Potato Council executive vice president and CEO
John Keeling, National Potato Council executive vice president and CEO responds to the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill in US Congress
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
NPC 2014 Executive Committee, top, from left to right: Nels Iverson, Cully Easterday, Dwayne Weyers, Jim Tiede. Bottom, from left to right: Randy Mullen, Randy Hardy, Dan Lake.
At the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2014 Annual Meeting, held January 10-11, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, Randy Hardy from Hardy Farms in Oakley, Idaho, was elected to serve as NPC’s president for 2014 and to lead the council’s Executive Committee.
Friday, January 17, 2014
NRA releases "What's hot in 2014 culinary forecast"
The National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot culinary forecast predicts menu trends for the coming year. For 2014, the NRA surveyed nearly 1,300 professional chefs to find out what the hottest menu trends will be.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Standing up for potatoes on capitol hill
More than 160 potato growers and industry partners from across the United States met Feb. 25-28 in Washington, D.C., to advocate for the industry's most pressing federal policy priorities.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Mountain Rose in the White House kitchen garden
You say potato. I say Colorado. When First Lady Michelle Obama and a passel of schoolchildren recently planted vegetables in the White House kitchen garden, three of five potato varieties plunked into the soil were developed by Colorado State Universi...
Saturday, April 28, 2012
 National Restaurant Association (NRA)
First lady Michelle Obama called on restaurateurs to help put an end to childhood obesity in an address made Monday to the National Restaurant Association’s board of directors at their fall meeting in Washington, D.C.
Monday, September 13, 2010