Trade

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 »

USDA to assist farmers impacted by retaliation tariffs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from retaliation. President Trump ... more »

New tariffs cause Congress and industry to react

Recently, the Trump administration announced that they were preparing an additional $200 billion in tariffs against China in what’s described by m... more »

PAA: Potato prices as affected by the yearly potato quantity produced 

Potato prices received by growers are largely determined by the quantity of potatoes produced each year. Potato growers make individual decisions on t... more »

Potato exports rally in April

U.S. exports of frozen potato products increased 8 percent in volume and 9 percent in value in April 2018 compared to April 2017, according to numbe... more »


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