April 2022

APHIS’s Shea: No additional avocados from Mexico until potato situation resolved

This is a recap from the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2022 annual meeting, which took place March 1 in Washington, D.C. Trade Affairs Committee The major talking point during the Trade Affairs ... more
Colorado Potato Beetle SPUDMAN

Colorado potato beetle insecticide resistance requires vigilance, stewardship

Over the past two decades in the Midwest, neonicotinoid insecticides have been the most commonly used management tool for the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata).  The relative ease... more

Farm labor reform stays atop National Potato Council’s list of concerns

This is a recap from the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2022 annual meeting, which took place March 1 in Washington, D.C. Legislative Affairs Committee The last time the NPC invited members to Wa... more

National Potato Council holds annual Grower Outreach committee meeting

This is a recap from the National Potato Council's (NPC) 2022 annual meeting, which took place March 1 in Washington, D.C. Grower Outreach & Industry Research Committee The NPC launched the “E... more

NPC: Setting policy agenda for potato growers for 2022

During this year’s Washington Summit (Feb. 18-March 2), potato growers from across the country joined the National Potato Council (NPC) in D.C. during a tumultuous time for our industry and our coun... more

Pacific Northwest wildfire, smoke risk presents potential harm to potato plants

Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, and that’s certainly been the case in the Western U.S. in recent years. The increasing number of Western wildfires — which cause smoke and higher ... more

Potato Expo 2022 stays close to budget in spite of COVID, weather problems

This is a recap from the National Potato Council's (NPC) 2022 annual meeting, which took place March 1 in Washington, D.C. Finance Committee Potato Expo is not only the potato show to end all potato... more

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