legislation

Recapping the National Potato Council’s summer meetings

The subcommittees of the National Potato Council (NPC) met virtually July 26-28 to discuss issues facing the U.S. potato industry and goals for the NP... READ MORE »

Column: Growers stand up for growers at Potato D.C. Fly-In

Every February, potato growers trade in their Carhartts and work boots for business suits and dress shoes to walk the marbled floors of Capitol Hill. ... READ MORE »

Breakfast amendment, potato breeding research included in Trump’s spending bill

Recently, the President signed a final year-end spending bill that removes fears over another government shutdown. Contained within the bill are key p... READ MORE »

Potato growers get pesticide stability with PRIA law extension

President Trump recently signed a pesticide registration bill into law that should provide stability in that area for speciality crop growers. The ... READ MORE »

Fresh potatoes to China: members of Congress write letter to Trump

The push to get fresh U.S.-grown potatoes to China has reached President Donald Trump in the form of a letter signed by 39 members of Congress. The... READ MORE »

National Potato Council, United Fresh applaud newly signed Farm Bill

On Dec. 20, the National Potato Council joined with agriculture industry colleagues at the White House as Vice President Pence, Secretary of Agricultu... READ MORE »

‘Waters of the U.S.’ revision proposed by EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) on Dec. 11 proposed “a clear, understandable and implementable def... READ MORE »

Farm Bill agreement reached by Congress, vote expected soon

Congress has been reached a bipartisan agreement on a new Farm Bill, with a vote expected later this week. The months-long debate finally ceded fol... READ MORE »

Secretary of Agriculture expresses optimism on passage of farm bill

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in New Jersey on Tuesday, when he toured several farms to hear about concerns and issues growers there ... READ MORE »

Proposal could help Pennsylvania growers

Proposed legislation could remove a regulatory burden on Pennsylvania potato growers.Currently, state law requires potatoes be packaged for sale in co... READ MORE »


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