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 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 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
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.
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.
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