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National Potato Council, others Raise Alarm on US-Mexico Trade Relationship

National Potato Council, others Raise Alarm on US-Mexico Trade Relationship

March 29, 2021
The National Potato Council(NPC) and 26 leading food and agriculture associations have expressed concerns over the rapid deterioration of the trade relationship between the United States and Mexico
National Potato Council Cheers Bipartisan House Passage of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

National Potato Council Cheers Bipartisan House Passage of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

March 25, 2021
The National Potato Council (NPC), which represents America’s $4.5 billion potato industry, welcomed last week's bipartisan 247-174 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.
National Potato Council Applauds Reintroduction of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

National Potato Council Applauds Reintroduction of Farm Workforce Modernization Act

March 05, 2021
The National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed yesterday’s reintroduction of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and urges its rapid passage in the House of Representatives.
Potato Growers Select 2021 National Potato Council Leaders

Potato Growers Select 2021 National Potato Council Leaders

February 25, 2021
At the National Potato Council (NPC) 2021 Annual Meeting held virtually due to travel restrictions, Dominic LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine was elected to serve as NPC’s 2021 President and to head the grower-led organization’s Executive Committee.
State of the Restaurant Industry report measures virus' impact on business

State of the Restaurant Industry report measures virus' impact on business

February 01, 2021
New research looks at how restaurants and consumers were changed by the events of 2020 and the year of transition ahead.
Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council discusses the potential impact of the new administration on the industry

Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council discusses the potential impact of the new US administration on the industry

January 28, 2021
With the inauguration of US President Biden a week behind us now, Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council discusses what the impact of the new administration on the potato industry might be.
Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

Virtual Potato Expo 2021 Brings Industry Together Over Potatoes

January 26, 2021
From January 5-7, more than 1,000 U.S. and international potato industry members joined the first-ever virtual Potato Expo. The annual event that kicks off the year for the industry, was brought online for the first time in response to the travel challenges imposed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The National Potato Council reviews the impact of the COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills

The National Potato Council reviews the impact of the COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills

December 22, 2020
In the United States, House and Senate just approved COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills. The National Potato Council reviews what these bills mean for the US Potato Sector.
NPC Statement on the Nomination of Tom Vilsack as USDA Secretary

National Potato Council welcomes the Nomination of Tom Vilsack as USDA Secretary

December 12, 2020
The United States Potato industry looks forward to productive relationship with returning Secretary Tom Vilsack.
US Restaurant Sales up in August, but Operators Remain Concerned

US Restaurant Sales up in August, but Operators Remain Concerned

September 22, 2020
As total restaurant sales losses in the United States topped USD 185 billion, a majority of operators do not expect their business to fully recover within 6 months.
National Potato Council's annual meeting postponed and combined with Potato D.C. Fly-in in late February

National Potato Council's annual meeting combined with Potato D.C. Fly-in February 2021

September 17, 2020
The National Potato Council’s annual meeting, in previous years combined with the Potato Expo, will next year be combined with Potato D.C. Fly-in in late February
NPC: Updating ag trade situations with Japan, Mexico and China

National Potato Council updates trade situations with Japan, Mexico and China

October 22, 2019
President Donald Trump formally signed the U.S.-Japan-Free Trade Agreement on Oct. 6. This agreement locks in tariff benefits with Japan that were previously negotiated under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement but lost when the U.S. failed to ratify

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