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USDA adds processing, seed potatoes to COVID aid program, bumps potatoes to Category 1

July 9, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food As... READ MORE »

Column: Detailing state of the potato industry amid COVID

As organizations adapt to the current COVID-19 realities, on June 25 the National Potato Council tried something new by holding our first-ever virtual... READ MORE »

COVID-19 report: Potato industry still feeling effects of foodservice shutdowns

Now three months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the situation remains fluid and unsettled for the potato industry and that likely wi... READ MORE »

NPC leaders hopeful USDA will add better COVID aid for specialty crop industry

The National Potato Council held its 2020 summer meetings June 25 through a virtual Zoom format. The annual event, which normally takes place in th... READ MORE »

Potato leaders urge USDA to address issues with coronavirus aid

The National Potato Council pleaded for “meaningful” COVID-19 effects relief from the U.S. Department in a letter issued to Secretary of Agricultu... READ MORE »

Rep. Simpson discusses how CFAP fell short with potato industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) didn’t do enough to clean out the backed-up potato supply chain, s... READ MORE »

NPC’s Quarles: Farmers need ‘meaningful relief’

On May 15, the House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES) Act by a vote of ... READ MORE »

USDA approves $1.2 billion in contracts for food purchases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved $1.2 billion in contracts on May 8 to support U.S. producers and communities in need through the USDA Farm... READ MORE »

National Potato Council summer meeting registration open through Monday

The National Potato Council (NPC) has announced its annual summer meeting is moving from an in-person event to a virtual one this year. Originally ... READ MORE »

NPC chief Quarles breaks down COVID-19 effect in new podcast

In the latest “Eye on Potatoes” podcast episode, which dropped April 28, National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles discusses at length how the COVID... READ MORE »


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