Trade

US potato exports reach record value

The value of total U.S. exports of potatoes and potato products increased by 2.37 percent for the July 2017 – June 2018 marketing year compared to t... more »

Feds detail help for farmers affected by ‘unjustified retaliation’

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assis... more »

Agreement reached between US-Mexico on trade pact

President Donald Trump said Aug. 27 he would terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and sign a new trade accord with Mexico, potentia... more »

US potato exports continue to grow

The value of total U.S. exports of potatoes and potato products increased by 2.37 percent for the July 2017 to June 2018 marketing year compared to th... more »

Retail potato sales value up for marketing year

Sales were up for the July 2017–June 2018 marketing year as compared to the previous 52 weeks. That’s according to numbers from research firm IRI.... more »

Farmers for Free Trade roll out $800k campaign against tariffs

The advocacy group Farmers for Free Trade has purchased $800,000 worth of advertising that began hitting the airwaves Aug. 8. The bip... more »

China plans tariffs on $60 billion of imports

China announced, on Aug 3, that it would match the Trump Administration's recent increase in tariffs with an additional $60 billion in retaliation on... more »

NPC: Trade talks ramp up

In addition to USDA announcing a $12 billion program to mitigate the effects of retaliatory tariffs, The National Potato Council (NPC) said several hi... more »

European court rules gene editing equals GMO

 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that crops created using gene editing techniques will be considered as genetically modified organisms ... more »

Potato exports decline again in May

The volume of U.S. exports of frozen potato products declined 4 percent in May 2018 compared to 2017, with value down 2 percent, according to figure... more »


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