National Potato Council applauds first shipments of U.S. fresh potatoes to Mexico in over 25 years

The National Potato Council welcomed the news May 12 that the first shipments of U.S. fresh potatoes crossed into Mexico yesterday, May 11. The succes... READ MORE »

Vilsack cites potatoes-to-Mexico situation as example of ‘breaking down barriers’

During an April 29 FY23 budget hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Re... READ MORE »

Vilsack: US potato industry to have full access to Mexico by May 15

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Mexico Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Victor Villalobos met this week to continue cooper... READ MORE »

APHIS’s Shea: No additional avocados from Mexico until potato situation resolved

This is a recap from the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2022 annual meeting, which took place March 1 in Washington, D.C. Trade Affairs Committee ... READ MORE »

Congress members urge USDA to press Mexico on potato deal

A 34-member, bipartisan group of Congresspeople is calling on the USDA to press Mexico to honor its trade deal with the U.S. and allow fresh potato ac... READ MORE »

Export markets remain solid for US potatoes

From July to December 2021, most U.S. potato and product exports are above the levels for the same period in 2020. However, the figures for December a... READ MORE »

Yet another snag for US potato industry in Mexico trade situation

New developments are once again delaying full fresh access to Mexico for U.S. potato growers and shippers in the latest turn in the long saga. U.S.... READ MORE »

Trade Win: US fresh potato shippers inching close to full access of Mexico

Kam Quarles has spent much of January on the road, giving updates at some of the biggest industry conferences that take place each winter. As Natio... READ MORE »

Mexican officials inspect US potatoes in latest fresh-market access development

The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) recently hosted a site visit by Mexican authorities for the purpose of U.S. exporters fully gainin... READ MORE »

US potato exports continue climb during third quarter

U.S. exports of frozen potato products increased by 30% for the July-September 2021 quarter compared to 2020. These increases were led by a 63% inc... READ MORE »

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