National Potato Council

Potato growers encouraged to apply for additional COVID aid

As of July 27, USDA through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) has issued $6.5 billion in payments to 473,124 producers, including $227 mi... READ MORE »

New USDA advisory board members includes two from potato industry

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of 24 industry representatives to the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Commit... READ MORE »

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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 »

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