National Potato Council

Dominic LaJoie of Maine named new president of National Potato Council

On Feb. 22, at the National Potato Council (NPC) 2021 Annual Meeting, held virtually due to travel restrictions, Dominic LaJoie of Van Buren, Maine, w... READ MORE »

Spudman announces potato industry Dream Team 2021

Six-time Super Bowl winning coach Bill Belichick has a mantra: “Do your job.” Every player on the field has a responsibility and if each person ex... READ MORE »

Mexican Supreme Court set to rule on U.S. fresh potato access cases

The National Potato Council (NPC) has learned that the cases regarding U.S. fresh potato access to Mexico have been placed on the Mexican Supreme Cour... READ MORE »

RJ Andrus keeps potatoes coming for Idahoan Foods

As the senior manager of raw material product procurement, RJ Andrus is tasked with making sure Idahoan Foods always has potatoes to process. Andrus, ... READ MORE »

NPC’s Quarles named to ag trade advisory committee

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced Jan. 14 the appointment of 67 members, includin... READ MORE »

Labor, trade, government changes discussed during Potato Expo

The U.S. federal government is about to see significant changes in leadership, as the presidency and control of the senate will soon be in Democratic ... READ MORE »

Ag benefits from latest COVID relief package outlined, welcomed by National Potato Council

The National Potato Council welcomed the Dec. 21 actions by the House of Representatives and Senate to support agriculture workers, family farms, and ... READ MORE »

Climate policy, EPA picks for Biden administration named

President-elect Joe Biden continues to fill out his cabinet picks, including for numerous key positions that will affect agriculture and food trade. R... READ MORE »

NPC issues support for SNAP additions, moves D.C. office

The National Potato Council recently joined groups representing specialty crop growers, grocers, and anti-hunger advocates in calling on Congress to s... READ MORE »

Biden’s choice for U.S. Trade Representative is Katherine Tai

President-elect Joe Biden has made picks for two key federal positions that will affect agriculture production and trade. Former Secretary of Agric... READ MORE »


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