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NPC: Updating ag trade situations with Japan, Mexico and China
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
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
US-Japan trade deal a positive for potato industry, even without inclusion of fresh
Farmers, ranchers and many others involved in U.S. agriculture are welcoming an announcement of a mini-trade deal between the United States and Japan, a long-time, steady customer of U.S. ag products.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Iranian government is doubling down on potato production
As American sanctions are choking Iran’s economy, the country is increasingly looking to spuds as a cost-effective alternative to the traditional imports that have fed many Iranians.
Monday, September 23, 2019
US potato farmers seek new trade deal with Mexico to 'level the playing field'
Potato farmers are asking U.S. agricultural officials for support in expanding export trade into Mexico. Currently, American potato farmers and exporters are mostly barred from selling fresh potatoes in Mexico due to restrictions by the Mexican government
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
El Principado, dispuesto a levantar la prohibición de plantar patatas, tras el control de la plaga
Las restricciones de plantación de patata por la plaga de la polilla parece que tocan a su fin. Si no hay cambios, se podrían levantar las restricciones por la plaga de la patata para recoger cosecha el próximo año.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Oregon Potato Company to acquire assets of bankrupt NORPAC Foods
NORPAC Foods, Inc., a grower-owned fruit and vegetable cooperative founded in 1924, announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Oregon Potato Company (OPC) under which OPC will acquire substantially all of the Company's assets.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Potato wholesaler penalised
One of Australia’s largest potato wholesalers, Mitolo Group, has been fined for entering into unfair contracts with growers.
Changes to Safe Haven Standards will support long term health of GB potato industry
Red Tractor are looking for industry feedback on potential changes to the Safe Haven Standards, the seed potato assurance scheme.