trade

Mexico becomes first to approve USMCA; push for further potato funding continues

This week, the House of Representatives began consideration of the FY2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill on the House floor. This bill provides discr... READ MORE »

Western Growers calls USDA’s trade mitigation package ‘insufficient’ for farmers

In response to the release of the Trump administration’s latest trade assistance package, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif issued the ... READ MORE »

Dan Moss reps potato industry at White House agricultural event

On May 23, the U.S. potato industry was represented by Dan Moss at an agricultural trade event at the White House with President Trump. Moss is a ... READ MORE »

USDA announces initial details of $16 billion trade relief package, no mention of potatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced May 23 details of a $16 billion package to assist farms that have been hurt by ongoing trade wars with va... READ MORE »

Mexico removes tariffs on frozen potatoes from US

President Trump removed the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico on Friday, May 17. Mexico responded by removing its 20% tariff... READ MORE »

US potato exports show modest gains through three quarters

U.S. potato exports of frozen, dehy and fresh have all posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018-June 2019 marketing year.... READ MORE »

Washington potato export market ‘red hot’ in spite of China tariffs

The head of the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) said months ago that if there was a year to have tariffs put on your product, this might be ... READ MORE »

China to hit US frozen fries, dehy potatoes with more tariffs

As the Trump administration’s trade fight with China twists and turns, exporters of frozen and dehy potatoes are facing a hit. On Monday, May 13,... READ MORE »

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NPC’s new leadership team outlines focus for the future

The National Potato Council is entering a new era. On June 30, 2019, John Keeling will officially retire from his role as executive vice president ... READ MORE »

National Potato Council issues updates on trade situation

The U.S. trade agenda has been making a lot of news lately. Retaliatory tariffs, along with changes to agreements like NAFTA, TPP and our trade talks ... READ MORE »


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