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Potato processers find efficient emissions control solution in Dürr Megtec’s advanced wet electrostatic precipitator

Potato processers find efficient emissions control solution in Dürr Megtec’s advanced wet electrostatic precipitator

August 02, 2021
Potato processors are finding the advanced design of Dürr Megtec’s recently released Part.X PW Wet ElectroStatic Precipitator (WESP) to be an efficient and low maintenance solution to control particulate matter from frying exhaust.
US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market.

US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market

July 12, 2021
The United States pressured Mexico on Wednesday to allow genetically modified crops into the country and to open up access to U.S.-grown potatoes. Trade talks were held Wednesday in Mexico City.
US Potato Industry Celebrates Mexico’s Supreme Court Decision.

US Potato Industry Celebrates Mexico’s Supreme Court Decision Overturning Decades-long Ban on Fresh US Potato Imports

April 29, 2021
Groups encourage Mexico regulators to immediately begin the rulemaking process to allow for the importation of fresh U.S. potatoes throughout the country.
USDA Announces Deregulation Extension of Potato Developed Using Genetic Engineering

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).
NPC Encourages Mexico's Supreme Court Justices to Affirm Draft Ruling Overturning Ban on U.S. Fresh Potato Imports

NPC alienta a la Corte Suprema de México a afirmar un borrador de fallo que anula la prohibición de las importaciones de papa fresca en Estados Unidos

February 19, 2021
La mayoría del panel de cinco miembros debe estar de acuerdo durante la audiencia del 24 de febrero.
NPC Encourages Mexico's Supreme Court Justices to Affirm Draft Ruling Overturning Ban on U.S. Fresh Potato Imports

NPC Encourages Mexico's Supreme Court to Affirm Draft Ruling Overturning Ban on US Fresh Potato Imports

February 19, 2021
On February 17, 2021, the Mexican Supreme Court released a draft ruling that would overturn a 2017 lower court decision preventing the Mexican federal government from implementing regulations to allow the import of fresh US potatoes throughout the country.
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.
The National Potato Council Urges SBA to Include Ag Businesses in Disaster Loan Program

The National Potato Council Urges SBA to Include Ag Businesses in Disaster Loan Program

April 02, 2020
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.
Hot potato: the J.R. Simplot and McCain Foods patent fight

Hot potato: the J.R. Simplot and McCain Foods patent fight

March 13, 2020
J.R. Simplot and McCain Foods have spent the last few years battling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho over issues related to – unsurprisingly – potatoes, with each party asserting a design patent related to a spiraled potato.
Japan's Upper House Approves Historic U.S.- Japan Agreement on Agricultural Trade

Japan's Upper House Approves Historic U.S.- Japan Agreement on Agricultural Trade

December 04, 2019
The National Potato Council cheered the passage of the U.S.- Japan Agreement on Agricultural Trade by Japan’s Upper House.
After backing out of an original offer entirely, the Oregon Potato Company now offers to purchase a single NORPAC facility

After backing out of an original offer entirely, the Oregon Potato Company now offers to purchase a single NORPAC facility

November 17, 2019
US Farmer cooperative NORPAC Foods filed a motion in bankruptcy court Friday afternoon to sell its Quincy, Washington, plant for USD 93.5 million to Oregon Potato Company.
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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