Idaho crop up nearly a quarter from last year, sets record

The 2017 Idaho potato crop has set a new record. According to the USDA, the preliminary estimated value for the crop is $1.2 billion, a 22.7 percent l... more »

Study finds competition massively outspending U.S. on export promotion

A study conducted by Informa Economics and funded by the National Potato Council, released Feb.9, showed several foreign governments outspending the U... more »

Taiwan changes rules for table stock and chipping potato imports

Taiwan authorities amended their quarantine documentation requirements for imports of fresh potatoes, both table stock and chipping potatoes. The Wash... more »

USDA releases outline of goals for new Farm Bill

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their principles of a new 2018 Farm Bill. "They are our way of letting Congress know what we've hear... more »

South Korea re-opens market to US table stock

Earlier in December, 2017, the South Korean government announced the reopening of its market for table stock potatoes from the Pacific Northwest state... more »

US potato exports rebounded in October  

U.S. potato and product exports all posted positive growth in October 2017 compared to 2016 according to Potatoes USA. Frozen exports led the way with... more »

NAFTA talks restart, NPC keeps eye on trucking issue

As the fifth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) get underway in Mexico City, the National Potato Coun... more »

September shows slow U.S. potato exports

The volume of U.S. potato and product exports fell in September 2017 compared to the year before, according to numbers released by Potatoes USA. Ex... more »

NPC supports World Trade Organization ruling against Indonesia

The National Potato Council has issued a release in support of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that it said will increase potato export... more »

U.S. potato exports continue growth

U.S. potato exports continue their upward trend. After posting year-over-year gains for July, exports for August 2017 also showed positive growth comp... more »

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