trade

Yet another snag for US potato industry in Mexico trade situation

New developments are once again delaying full fresh access to Mexico for U.S. potato growers and shippers in the latest turn in the long saga. U.S.... READ MORE »

Trade Win: US fresh potato shippers inching close to full access of Mexico

Kam Quarles has spent much of January on the road, giving updates at some of the biggest industry conferences that take place each winter. As Natio... READ MORE »

Feds urge Western ocean carriers to resume full capacity

There have been a couple of recent initiatives by the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to help alleviate ... READ MORE »

Potato Wart: Data shows vast reduction in PEI soil testing in recent years

In light of the multiple potato wart finds on Canada’s Prince Edward Island (PEI), during a meeting of the Potato Association of America on Dec. 1, ... READ MORE »

US chipping potatoes go on display in China

For the first time ever, a sample of fresh U.S. chipping potatoes arrived in China and was displayed at a trade show in Shanghai. This historic eve... READ MORE »

US potato exports continue climb during third quarter

U.S. exports of frozen potato products increased by 30% for the July-September 2021 quarter compared to 2020. These increases were led by a 63% inc... READ MORE »

Vilsack pens letter to NPC regarding fresh potatoes to Mexico

In response to NPC’s June 28 letter enlisting the Biden Administration’s support for full U.S. fresh potato access to Mexico, USDA Secretary Vil... READ MORE »

Fresh potato trade with Mexico remains frustrating for US growers

In April of this year, by a vote of 5-0, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled in favor of overturning a lower court decision that prevented the Mexican fed... READ MORE »

US potato exports show slight rebound over past year

Total U.S. potato exports increased by 4% in volume and 1% in value for July 2020-June 2021 compared to the previous marketing year (MY). According... READ MORE »

USTR Tai presses Mexican officials on fresh potatoes update

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai met with Mexican officials July 7 to discuss trade frictions between the two countries, including ag-related c... READ MORE »


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