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Two sessions remaining for USDA Risk Management Agency’s virtual insurance workshops

USDA Risk Managment Agency (RMA) has two virtual workshops remaining as part of its RMA Roadshows that will take place on Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. These w... READ MORE »

USDA awards nearly $3.6 million in block grants for U.S. potato industry

USDA announced nearly $73 million in FY22 grants to support specialty crops, including $3,569,579 for potato industry programs and research through th... READ MORE »

Drain tiles manage excess water in fields

There are few tools that farmers can use to expand marketing windows, to get a slight jump-start on supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to restaurant... READ MORE »

Financing the modern-day farm

For millennia, farmers have been remarkably resourceful and resilient in overcoming ecological perils that threaten their livelihood.  Now, they f... READ MORE »

NPC sustains anti-tax stance for small businesses and family farms

In response to recent media reports on congressional efforts to raise taxes on small businesses to support increased federal spending, National Potato... READ MORE »

Decrease in stocks and acres this season

The USDA report released June 17 showed potato states help 54 million cwt in storage, a 4% decrease in potato stocks from the same date a year prior. ... READ MORE »

NPC, trade groups urge Biden to intervene to avert West Coast port disruption

With the collective-bargaining agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association expiring today, ... READ MORE »

Northwest region potato stocks on June 1 totaled 34.5 million hundredweight

The June 1, 2022, numbers are in for the potato stocks in the Northwest region. Idaho potato stocks totaled 21.0 million cwt. Disappearance of the ... READ MORE »

$3 million food and agriculture global startup competition Grow-NY is accepting applications through July 1

Empire State Development (ESD) announced May 24 that the application window is now open for the 2022 Grow-NY food and agriculture competition. Grow-NY... READ MORE »

National Potato Council applauds first shipments of U.S. fresh potatoes to Mexico in over 25 years

The National Potato Council welcomed the news May 12 that the first shipments of U.S. fresh potatoes crossed into Mexico yesterday, May 11. The succes... READ MORE »


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