National Potato Council

Vilsack willing to use USMCA deal in US-Mexico potatoes dispute

The news radio outlet AgInfo.net posted April 1 USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s recent comments about utilizing the USMCA to enforce U.S. trade rights... READ MORE »

Farm labor bill passes in House, attention turns to Senate

The National Potato Council (NPC), which represents America’s $4.5 billion potato industry, welcomed the March 18 bipartisan 247-174 vote in the U.S... READ MORE »

NPC’s LaJoie: When the potato industry is healthy, America is better off

It is hard to believe that sitting here 12 months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can be thankful that the U.S. potato industry, in gener... READ MORE »

More delay in the US-Mexico fresh potato case, frustration grows

On March 3, the Mexican Supreme Court once again declined to vote on a draft ruling that would overturn a ban on the importation of U.S. fresh potatoe... READ MORE »

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 »


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