trade

House of Representatives ratifies USMCA trade agreement in lopsided vote

The House of Representatives ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 385-41 on Dec. 19. The bill now moves to the Senate. Th... READ MORE »

Colorado Congressman Tipton pushes for more potatoes to Mexico

Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) is among the people pushing for more potato access to Mexico for U.S. potato producers. In an opinion editorial publis... READ MORE »

Japan approves deal that will eventually remove tariffs on US frozen potatoes

The Japanese parliament approved the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Dec. 4, which means tariff reduction on U.S. potatoes. The deal was negotiated earl... READ MORE »

U.S. potato exports up across the board during first quarter

U.S. fresh, frozen and dehy potato exports saw significant growth during the first quarter of the July 2019-to-June 2020 marketing year, reports Potat... READ MORE »

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 »


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