coronavirus

Retail sales of potatoes highest in five years

Record potato sales continued at retail from July through September 2020. Total store potato sales increased by 13.6% in dollar sales and 10.6% in... READ MORE »

COVID-19 relief talks stall

Talks on the latest round of coronavirus aid temporarily fell through last week after President Trump announced he would not negotiate on a broad pack... READ MORE »

Washington-Oregon Potato Conference to be virtual in 2021

Due to the restrictions on gatherings to limit the spread of the coronavirus, organizers of the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference will not be able t... READ MORE »

Agriculture worker coalition urges for more COVID protection

More than 160 farm, food and agriculture organizations, all members of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, sent a letter Sept. 24 to the White House ... READ MORE »

A look at the profile of the fresh potato buyers

Fresh potato sales increased significantly from July 2019 through June 2020, and so did the number of households buying potatoes. Eighty-eight perc... READ MORE »

McCain restarts work on Othello expansion after COVID delay

On Sept. 29, McCain Foods USA, a leading supplier of frozen potato and appetizers across the country, announced the restart of construction of its 17... READ MORE »

Potato sales remain elevated in retail sector

Since public health restrictions for COVID-19 were put in place, potato sales at retail have been well above historical levels. This has continued thr... READ MORE »

CFAP 2: Apply right away, urge potato industry leaders

The second installment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s COVID-19 assistance program — CFAP 2 — is a major improvement from the original C... READ MORE »

Additional $1 billion in contracts announced for USDA food box program

Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary o... READ MORE »

CFAP 2 announced by USDA, potato leaders welcome program’s next phase

On Sept. 18, the National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed an announcement by President Trump and USDA Secretary Perdue on Sept. 17 that USDA will implem... READ MORE »


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