Column: Moving agriculture transportation into 21st century

As we move through the first quarter of 2020, NPC and our Potato D.C. Fly-In (Feb. 24-27) attendees are taking our priority issues up to Capitol Hill ... READ MORE »

Central Washington intermodal terminal getting upgrades

The Port of Quincy has begun moving forward with Phase 1 of an infrastructure project to expand its Intermodal Terminal in Quincy, Washington. The ... READ MORE »

Black Gold Farms’ Halverson family starts transportation firm

The Halverson family, owners and operators of Black Gold Farms, are getting into the transportation business. The Halversons have announced the... READ MORE »

National Potato Council urges H-2A labor reform, shipping flexibility

The National Potato Council (NPC) filed comments with the Department of Labor (DOL) on enhancements to the H-2A Agricultural Guest Worker Program. The... READ MORE »

Idaho Grower Shippers Association hoping to bring railroad hub to Pocatello

Idaho's proximity to large North American population centers, as well as seaports, has always made transporting potatoes a challenge. Shawn Boy... READ MORE »

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Packing, loading efficiency key part of potato industry supply chain

Shipping is an essential part of the food supply chain and a significant factor in everyone’s bottom line along the way. Transit costs can be volati... READ MORE »

DOT proposes changes to Hours of Service regulation for truckers

The Washington State Potato Commission and the National Potato Council have been stressing the importance to create common sense flexibility to the cu... READ MORE »

Idaho potato industry wants more processing facilities, reliable transportation system

The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) recently held regional meetings in Aberdeen, Rexburg and Burley to listen to the needs and concerns of state's... READ MORE »

Oregon Potato Commission has new executive director in Gary Roth

For the first time since 2005, the Oregon Potato Commission has a new leader. Gary Roth officially took over as the OPC’s executive director ... READ MORE »


ELD agriculture exemption could be tweaked soon, Perdue says

Commercial shippers of agricultural products may soon get a break on federally mandated hours-of-service regulations monitored by electronic logging d... READ MORE »

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