National Potato Council

Democrats could attach immigration reform to budget bill

On July 13, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Budget Committee Democrats, led by Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), announced they had re... READ MORE »

USTR Tai presses Mexican officials on fresh potatoes update

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met with Mexican officials July 7 to discuss trade frictions between the two countries, including ag-related c... READ MORE »

National Potato Council adds new program coordinator

The National Potato Council (NPC) welcomed Ethan Keller to serve as the organization’s program coordinator on July 12. The recent Ohio State Univer... READ MORE »

Senators question Vilsack on proposed cuts to potato research funding

The Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee held a hearing June 15 to review the White House’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget request for USDA. A... READ MORE »

farmer stress

Column: Farmers shouldn’t face more taxes to pay for added federal spending

“A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money." That quote popularly attributed to former Senator Everett Dirksen, ... READ MORE »

Produce leaders, senators meet with Vilsack to discuss ag labor reform

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted a roundtable discussion June 16 to discuss moving forward on agriculture labor reform. The meeting includ... READ MORE »

Nearly 300 ag groups press Senate for labor reform action

288 agricultural organizations representing the geographic and commodity diversity of U.S. farmers urged immediate Senate action to develop and pass l... READ MORE »

NPC summer meeting going virtual again, PILI alumni summit planned

The National Potato Council’s (NPC) summer meeting will be virtual again in 2021 due to ongoing pandemic-caused travel challenges. The virtual ev... READ MORE »

Mexico court ruling clears major hurdle for U.S. potato producers, but maybe not the last

On April 28, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled unanimously to overturn a lower court’s ruling that prohibited the sale of U.S.-grown fresh potatoes be... READ MORE »

Mexican Supreme Court rules to allow US fresh potatoes to be sold throughout Mexico

On April 28, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled by a unanimous vote of five to zero in favor of overturning a 2017 lower court decision that prevented th... READ MORE »


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