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COVID-19

SNAXPO Rescheduled for March 28-30, 2021, Charlotte, NC
Snack Industry's Full Equipment Supply Chain Trade Show Remains in Charlotte, Rescheduled for 2021; New 'SNX' Education and Collaboration Forum Rescheduled to March 2022.
The National Potato Council Urges SBA to Include Ag Businesses in Disaster Loan Program
The National Potato Council joined 30 agriculture organizations and businesses yesterday calling on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to include agricultural businesses in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
FAO Food Price Index fell further in March
The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 172.2 points in March 2020, down 7.8 points (4.3 percent) from February, though still 4.6 points (2.7 percent) higher than in March 2019.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
As COVID-19 decimates job numbers, NZ potato industry can't hire fast enough
Farmers are among New Zealand's essential workers, so farms and fields are remaining busy keeping food on Kiwis' plates. And despite panic-buying, there is no shortage. New Zealand could survive on potatoes alone.
Potatoes USA Elects 2020-2021 Leadership
Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotion board for the U.S. potato industry, elected its new leadership during its 48th Annual Meeting on March 11. The newly elected Chairman and Executive Committee will lead the 99 board members through 2020-2021.
NPC Welcomes Ag Benefits in COVID-19 Relief Bill
On March 27, the House passed by voice vote S. 3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion bill with significant benefits to the U.S. potato supply chain.
Keogh’s: Potato sales surge as consumers seek healthy choice
A surge in consumer demand for healthy home-cooked foods has seen a 'phenomenal' uplift in fresh potato sales – with increases as high as 70% with certain customers, according to Tom Keogh, managing director of well-known potato and crisp company Keogh’s.
Idaho Potato Commission mulls grower group funding
The Idaho Potato Commission will seek the attorney general's guidance on a funding request by a recently formed association of growers.