US potato reps hopeful on Mexico court case, but eyeing alternatives

National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles discussed the U.S. potato industry’s ongoing trade dispute with Mexico during the latest “Eye on Potatoes�... READ MORE »

Fresh-potatoes-to-Mexico push has been a long one for US potato industry

The U.S. potato industry’s quest to get more access for fresh potatoes into Mexico remains ongoing. Actually, more like stalled in the Mexican Supre... READ MORE »

NPC cautions against triggering ‘irrational’ surges in potato imports

In a letter sent the week of April 27-May 1 to U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade Ted McKinney, the National Potato Council (NPC)... READ MORE »

Importers of ag products to see changes in process

Agricultural importers and brokers will see a big change later this summer when they submit customs entries in the Automated Commercial Environment ... READ MORE »

US potato exports showed strong growth during late 2019

Exports of U.S. potatoes and products show strong growth through the first six months of the July 2019-June 2020 marketing year. Exports of frozen ... READ MORE »

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Japan moves to allow chipping potatoes from US year round

On Feb. 18, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (MAFF) informed USDA that U.S. chipping potatoes were to be allowed to enter yea... READ MORE »

China to reduce tariffs on U.S. potatoes

China announced Feb. 6 it will reduce retaliatory tariffs imposed on $75 billion worth of U.S. products that were implemented on Sept. 1, 2019. Thi... READ MORE »

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Inconsistent pesticide residue levels (MRLs) topic of latest NPC podcast

The latest edition of the National Potato Council’s new podcast, “Eye on Potatoes,” tackles the inconsistent pesticide maximum residue levels (M... READ MORE »

Trump signs USMCA into law, move lauded by National Potato Council

The National Potato Council cheered the Jan. 29 signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade pact into law by President Trump. The agree... READ MORE »

State of the Potato Industry Report 2020

The U.S. potato industry has been in a fight in recent decades, a fight against negative public perception. International demand for potatoes and p... READ MORE »

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