The last time the NPC invited members to Washington, D.C., in February 2020, agriculture labor reform was the big topic. Two-plus years later, it’s still a huge topic.
“We won’t be moving on additional avocados until we are sure potatoes are going to Mexico.” — USDA-APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea
Over the past two decades in the Midwest, neonicotinoid insecticides have been the most commonly used management tool for the Colorado potato beetle.
Wildfires, which are an ongoing problem in the heat-stressed Pacific Northwest, cause smoke, ozone harmful to plants.
- Data shows surge in demand for H-2A temporary ag workers
- U.S. potato exports show continued signs of recovery
- USDA extends deadline for public to comment on competition challenges in seed, fertilizer, other inputs and retail markets
- Research studies herbicide damage to potatoes caused by heavy rainfall
- President Biden announces actions to address farmers’ costs and food insecurity
Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Labor reflects surging demand for temporary agricultural... more »
As R.D. Offutt Brooten Farm Manager Chris Strom surveyed fields on a cold, snowy April day, he recalled many other growing seasons throughout his 29-year tenure that started the same way.
Fenway Red is a round tuber with a beautiful deep and rich red skin with... more »
- World Potato Congress 2022
May 30 • Dublin, Ireland
- Washington Potato & Onion Association Convention
June 12 • Bellingham, Washington
- National Potato Council Summer Meeting
June 21 • Nashville, Tennessee
- Michigan Potato Day at the Capitol
June 22 • Lansing, Michigan
- International Fresh Produce Association Foodservice Conference
July 28 • Monterey, California