The National Potato Council welcomes Ethan Keller as Program Coordinator
July 13, 2021
The National Potato Council today welcomed Ethan Keller to serve as the organization’s Program Coordinator. The recent Ohio State University graduate will support the execution and implementation of NPC’s programs to engage and inform its membership.
National Potato Council letter to Vilsack/Tai: Maintain a ‘trust but verify’ stance with Mexico
July 01, 2021
You may have read last week that Mexican Agriculture Secretary Víctor Villalobos Arámbula is expected to travel to Washington, D.C. in early August to meet with his American counterpart, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
USDA Extends Deregulation of Simplot Potato Varieties Developed Using Genetic Engineering
April 29, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending deregulation to J.R. Simplot Company’s (Simplot) potato variety developed using genetic engineering, designated as Snowden Z6 (Z6 potato).
PMA and United Fresh to Hold Member Vote over merger
April 16, 2021
The Boards of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) will each host a member vote seeking consent in support of the resolution to combine and form a new association serving the global produce and floral industry.
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
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
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.
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
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.