Trade

US frozen exports down in March

U.S. exports of potatoes and potato products were mixed again in March 2018 with exports of dehydrated potatoes up, while both frozen and fresh export... more »

USDA seeks nominees for National Potato Promotion Board

The USDA wants nominees to fill 56 producer and two importer member seats on the National Potato Promotion Board. USDA will appoint individuals to suc... more »

Mixed results for U.S. potato exports in February  

Potatoes USA has reported that the latest numbers on U.S. potato exports showed both some gains as well as some double-digit losses. The group repo... more »

So far, new Chinese tariffs leave out potatoes

On Thursday, March 22, President Trump announced $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S. Overall, the proposed list of tariffs am... more »

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 »


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