Senate bill introduced to provide $8 billion to purchase produce

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, introduced on May 5 legislation to address disruptions in the fo... READ MORE »

BASF contributes $170,000 to Feeding America

BASF will join COVID-19 hunger relief efforts with a $170,000 donation to Feeding America. The company’s North America Agricultural Solutions emp... READ MORE »

USDA announces $50 million in potato purchases for Section 32

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced May 4 details of $470 million in Section 32 food purchases to occur in the third quarter of fisca... READ MORE »

NPC cautions against triggering ‘irrational’ surges in potato imports

In a letter sent the week of April 27-May 1 to U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade Ted McKinney, the National Potato Council (NPC)... READ MORE »

Global food supply implications of COVID-19 addressed by World Potato Congress leader

Romain Cools, president and CEO of the World Potato Congress, issued the following statement May 3 on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting potato tr... READ MORE »

Ag World Golf Classic moved to August, two dates set

Due to COVID-19, the seventh annual Ag World Golf Classic has been moved to August from June with a goal of keeping everyone safe and healthy.  New... READ MORE »

National Potato Council summer meeting registration open through Monday

The National Potato Council (NPC) has announced its annual summer meeting is moving from an in-person event to a virtual one this year. Originally ... READ MORE »

NPC chief Quarles breaks down COVID-19 effect in new podcast

In the latest “Eye on Potatoes” podcast episode, which dropped April 28, National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles discusses at length how the COVID... READ MORE »

Perishable food distribution platform announced to assist COVID-19 surplus

ReposiTrak, as an extension of a project with Department of Defense, has activated its technology platform to address chronic imbalances in the food s... READ MORE »

Industry leaders, Congress members urge USDA to raise relief limits

On April 23, 154 Members of Congress wrote to President Trump echoing the potato industry’s concerns about the CFAP program payment limits as it rel... READ MORE »

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