trade

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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Trade, technology among major topics at Potato Expo 2019

The latest products, varieties and technologies available to the potato industry were on display at Potato Expo 2019 in Austin, Texas. The two-day ... READ MORE »

Trade with China: Perdue expresses optimism, but no mention of fresh potatoes

With recent news of China’s commitment to buying 10 million tons of U.S.-produced soybeans, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is expressing opti... READ MORE »

Colorado Potato Beetles plentiful in Red River Valley

It's shaping up to be a Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) year in the Red River Valley. Seems even if an at-plant insecticide was applied, CPB are plentifu... READ MORE »

Loans available for portable farm storage

USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val... READ MORE »


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