U.S. chief agricultural negotiator to address trade issues at Potato Expo

Trade is a hot topic in the potato industry and at the 2024 Potato Expo, and a newly announced event speaker will address issues related to U.S. agric... READ MORE »

USDA sets 2024 trade mission schedule, opens RAPP public comment period

USDA trade missions in 2024 will include trips to Korea, Canada and Vietnam. The agency has also opened a public comment period for its new Regional A... READ MORE »

Legislation aims to ease specialty crop export obstacles

Newly introduced legislation in the U.S. House and Senate aims to help farmers fight trade barriers to sell specialty crops in export markets. The ... READ MORE »

US ambassador visit puts PEI potato wart issues in spotlight

U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Cohen’s recent visit to Prince Edward Island has again spotlighted ongoing potato wart disease issues affecting trad... READ MORE »

Fresh potato access to Japan topic of bilateral plant health meetings

In advance of this week’s bilateral plant health meetings in Japan, National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles re-emphasized the importance of opening ... READ MORE »

Meetings to focus on full access to Japanese market for US fresh potatoes

Ongoing efforts to open the Japanese market to all U.S. fresh potatoes continue Sept. 25-29 with representatives from USDA Animal and Plant Health Ins... READ MORE »

Potato industry members among those appointed to ag advisory committees

Members of a pair of potato industry organizations are part of the 130 representatives appointed by the USDA and U.S. Trade Representative’s Office ... READ MORE »

Washington potato grower reappointed to agricultural advisory commitee

A U.S. potato grower has been reappointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables. Matt Harris of the W... READ MORE »

Data shows record increase in U.S. potato exports from July 2022 to June 2023

U.S. potato exports reached record value and volume in the 12-month period from July 2022 to June 2023, according to U.S. Department of Commerce data ... READ MORE »

Deadline to apply for Angolan trade mission is Friday

The deadline to apply for the USDA’s first-ever agribusiness trade mission to Angola is Friday. The trip will take place Nov. 28-Dec. 1. U.S. exp... READ MORE »

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