Trade

Farm Bill agreement reached by Congress, vote expected soon

Congress has been reached a bipartisan agreement on a new Farm Bill, with a vote expected later this week. The months-long debate finally ceded fol... more »

Secretary of Agriculture expresses optimism on passage of farm bill

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in New Jersey on Tuesday, when he toured several farms to hear about concerns and issues growers there ... more »

Exports of US potato products valued at $1.8 billion

The National Potato Council (NPC) details exports of U.S. potato products in a new National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. NPC co... more »

NPC identifies potato export challenges

The National Potato Council (NPC) filed public comments that identified trade impediments impacting the potato industry in export markets around the w... more »

Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting set for Nov. 14

The 2018 Big Idaho Potato Harvest Meeting, which features some of the most influential people in the industry, is right around the corner. The even... more »

NAFTA-type deal reached that includes Canada

Canada has agreed to join the United States and Mexico in a trade deal that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. and Canadian of... more »

USDA commodity procurement program includes purchase of potatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking action to assist farmers in response to what it called trade damage from unjustified retalia... more »

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 »


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