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 »

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 »

First shipment of US seed potatoes headed to Cuba

The first shipment of U.S. seed potatoes to Cuba is on its way, announced Potatoes USA Dec. 9. The mixed load of 10 different varieties will be uti... READ MORE »

What election results could mean for potato industry

We knew heading into 2020 that the presidential election would be one of the biggest stories of the year. It was, but the COVID-19 pandemic and all of... READ MORE »

Idaho ag department awards several grants to aid potato production

Interest in the Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s annual specialty crop program was up considerably this year compared with last year. ISDA... READ MORE »

Ag groups urge administration, legislators to stick with WTO

A large collection of agriculture groups and other stakeholders is urging legislators to keep the United States in the World Trade Organization (WTO).... READ MORE »


US potato reps hopeful on Mexico court case, but eyeing alternatives

National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles discussed the U.S. potato industry’s ongoing trade dispute with Mexico during the latest “Eye on Potatoes�... READ MORE »

Fresh-potatoes-to-Mexico push has been a long one for US potato industry

The U.S. potato industry’s quest to get more access for fresh potatoes into Mexico remains ongoing. Actually, more like stalled in the Mexican Supre... READ MORE »

NPC cautions against triggering ‘irrational’ surges in potato imports

In a letter sent the week of April 27-May 1 to U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade Ted McKinney, the National Potato Council (NPC)... READ MORE »

Importers of ag products to see changes in process

Agricultural importers and brokers will see a big change later this summer when they submit customs entries in the Automated Commercial Environment ... READ MORE »

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