coronavirus

High sales of potatoes in retail sector continue

Record potato retail sales continued from October to December 2020, the second quarter of Potatoes USA’s marketing year 2021. All three months sa... READ MORE »

Potato retail, foodservice trends examined during Potato Expo

One of the keynote sessions at Potato Expo 2021 dove into how consumer food-buying habits have changed during COVID-19 and where opportunities are for... READ MORE »

USDA extends crop insurance flexibility through June 2021

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is extending crop insurance flexibilities for producers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, relief provide... READ MORE »

Ag benefits from latest COVID relief package outlined, welcomed by National Potato Council

The National Potato Council welcomed the Dec. 21 actions by the House of Representatives and Senate to support agriculture workers, family farms, and ... READ MORE »

COVID relief bill includes $13 billion for agriculture

Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), the current chair and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Committee on Agricult... READ MORE »

Overall usage of U.S. potatoes down, in spite of retail boom

Based on an analysis of the potatoes and potato products sold at retail and foodservice, and accounting for the volume of U.S. exports and imports, th... READ MORE »

Climate policy, EPA picks for Biden administration named

President-elect Joe Biden continues to fill out his cabinet picks, including for numerous key positions that will affect agriculture and food trade. R... READ MORE »

What election results could mean for potato industry

We knew heading into 2020 that the presidential election would be one of the biggest stories of the year. It was, but the COVID-19 pandemic and all of... READ MORE »

Seed potato growers among those struggling with processing demand uncertainty

Potatoes have a long journey from breeding labs to restaurant fryers. Over a period of five years, or even longer, they’ll pass through greenhouses,... READ MORE »

Potato imports to US surge during late summer, early fall

U.S. potato imports for the first quarter of the July 2020-June 2021 marketing year were up 19% in total, according to IRI reports released by Potatoe... READ MORE »


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