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 »

Total of ’21 vegetable exports returned to near pre-pandemic levels

Exports of the U.S. agricultural industry totaled a record $177 billion in 2021, reported the USDA on Feb. 8. Export totals were 18% percent higher... READ MORE »

US potato orgs support APHIS assessment on UK minituber imports

The National Potato Council and 13 state potato organizations wrote to USDA APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea to thank the agency for its strong support ... 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 »

Mexican officials inspect US potatoes in latest fresh-market access development

The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) recently hosted a site visit by Mexican authorities for the purpose of U.S. exporters fully gainin... 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 »

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