trade

South Korea approves Colorado, Montana seed potatoes for chipping

From the National Potato Council: This week saw very positive news on the South Korean trade front. As of Nov. 12, seed potatoes from Montana and C... READ MORE »

NPC: Time running out for USMCA passage, Perdue visits Michigan potato industry

National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles recently expressed concern regarding the still-unpassed U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, which was ... READ MORE »

USDA announces new details of $22 million potato-purchase trade mitigation package

On July 25, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of additional actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would t... READ MORE »

US-Japan trade deal a positive for potato industry, even without inclusion of fresh

Farmers, ranchers and many others involved in U.S. agriculture are welcoming an announcement of a mini-trade deal between the United States and Japan,... READ MORE »

Idaho congressional leaders, NPC urge fresh potato access to Japan

Efforts to make fresh potatoes a part of the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and Japan are intensifying. Bipartisan Congressional letters and ... READ MORE »

Washington rep urges Perdue to include fresh potatoes in US-Japan trade talks

As trade talks between the United States and Japan remain ongoing, a Washington congressman is reminding the Secretary of Agriculture not to forget ab... READ MORE »

China ready to tack on more tariffs on US potatoes starting Sept. 1

This morning, China responded to prior U.S. tariff threats by releasing a new list of targeted American products. Among them were new tariffs on potat... READ MORE »

US, Japan reach deal to return to TPP trade terms, potato industry reacts

On Aug. 25, the National Potato Council is strongly supporting the announcement at the G7 meeting in Biarritz, France that an agreement has been s... READ MORE »

National Potato Council’s Kam Quarles shares update on trade negotiations

National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles shares an update on trade issues facing the U.S. potato industry, including efforts on getting fresh potatoes ... READ MORE »

Perdue pushes for fresh US potatoes to Mexico, industry says ‘thank you’

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has been vocal in support of more U.S. potato access to Mexico, and the potato industry, led by the Nationa... READ MORE »


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