European Union

USDA to collaborate with EU counterpart on sustainability, climate change platform

European Union Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statemen... READ MORE »

Potato imports to US continue to rise

Strong demand for potatoes and potato products and tight domestic supplies continues to drive increases in imports for the current (July 2020-June 202... READ MORE »

Brexit’s impact on the global potato industry

At the eleventh hour, the United Kingdom was able to establish and agree to a new trade deal with Europe. The deal was not without its concessions, th... READ MORE »

EU potato growers advised to cut planting by 15% in 2021

In a recent announcement, the North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) has advised its consumption-potato grower members to reduce 2021 plantings ... READ MORE »

EU to ban use of mancozeb, which is due for EPA review in US

In Europe, growers will soon be without the availability of the broad-spectrum fungicide mancozeb, which is commonly used to combat late blight. Th... READ MORE »

Agriculture orgs request CFAP deadline extension

In a letter to USDA Secretary Perdue, the National Potato Council joined 27 state and national agriculture organizations requesting the department ext... READ MORE »

US potato industry calls for tariffs on EU frozen fries

The U.S. potato industry is asking the federal government to increase tariffs on incoming frozen fries from the European Union. In a letter sent to... READ MORE »

How EU potato producers are coping with COVID impact

It’s not every day you get to meet a world-renowned potato expert in person, especially under current conditions. But the rules around social distan... READ MORE »

Dutch potato growers criticized for overusing fungicides by agronomist

Scottish agronomist Denis Buckley says the dwindling arsenal of fungicides available to European potato growers has them using the ones that are avail... READ MORE »

EU’s ban on CIPC a situation to watch for US potato industry

There are many stages of production for potato growers, and they don’t end when the crop is harvested from the field. Storage is an essential part o... READ MORE »


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