US potato exports showed strong growth during late 2019

Exports of U.S. potatoes and products show strong growth through the first six months of the July 2019-June 2020 marketing year. Exports of frozen ... READ MORE »

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Japan moves to allow chipping potatoes from US year round

On Feb. 18, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (MAFF) informed USDA that U.S. chipping potatoes were to be allowed to enter yea... READ MORE »

China to reduce tariffs on U.S. potatoes

China announced Feb. 6 it will reduce retaliatory tariffs imposed on $75 billion worth of U.S. products that were implemented on Sept. 1, 2019. Thi... READ MORE »

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Inconsistent pesticide residue levels (MRLs) topic of latest NPC podcast

The latest edition of the National Potato Council’s new podcast, “Eye on Potatoes,” tackles the inconsistent pesticide maximum residue levels (M... READ MORE »

Trump signs USMCA into law, move lauded by National Potato Council

The National Potato Council cheered the Jan. 29 signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade pact into law by President Trump. The agree... READ MORE »

State of the Potato Industry Report 2020

The U.S. potato industry has been in a fight in recent decades, a fight against negative public perception. International demand for potatoes and p... READ MORE »

House of Representatives ratifies USMCA trade agreement in lopsided vote

The House of Representatives ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 385-41 on Dec. 19. The bill now moves to the Senate. Th... READ MORE »

Colorado Congressman Tipton pushes for more potatoes to Mexico

Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) is among the people pushing for more potato access to Mexico for U.S. potato producers. In an opinion editorial publis... READ MORE »

Japan approves deal that will eventually remove tariffs on US frozen potatoes

The Japanese parliament approved the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Dec. 4, which means tariff reduction on U.S. potatoes. The deal was negotiated earl... READ MORE »

U.S. potato exports up across the board during first quarter

U.S. fresh, frozen and dehy potato exports saw significant growth during the first quarter of the July 2019-to-June 2020 marketing year, reports Potat... READ MORE »

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