NPC says issue of potential potato reclassification still on table

Potato advocates are casting a skeptical eye at recent comments indicating that spuds are not in danger of being reclassified from a vegetable to a gr... READ MORE »

USDA spokesman: Reclassification of potatoes has not been discussed

Potatoes are not in danger of being reclassified as a grain instead of a vegetable, a USDA spokesperson told Scripps News. In an April 5 article on... READ MORE »

All 50 states now have access to farming data dashboard

An online resource of farming data and USDA programs is now available to all 50 U.S. states. An April 1 updated added nine states to the farmers.go... READ MORE »

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Letter emphasizes importance of keeping potatoes classified as a vegetable

A bipartisan group of 14 U.S. senators penned a letter to government leaders opposing attempts to reclassify potatoes as a grain instead of a vegetabl... READ MORE »

Four images of various wild potato varieties

Harnessing the power of wild potatoes

The potatoes we enjoy today as a staple in our diets have come a long way from their wild, distant relatives. These wild potatoes, native to Central a... READ MORE »

Potato Expo 2025 on the move; NPC applauds proposed appropriations bill

The 2025 Potato Expo will be held Jan. 9-10 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. A recent survey of attendees found that Orlan... READ MORE »

Crop insurance deadlines approaching for growers in three states

The deadline for growers in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin to apply for or make changes to their existing crop insurance for spring-planted crops is ap... READ MORE »

2023 stocks near halfway point in North Dakota, Minnesota

North Dakota growers, dealers, and processors held 13.4 million cwt of potatoes in storage on Feb. 1, with current stocks representing 51% of 2023 pr... READ MORE »

Trade official to address efforts to promote US ag exports at Washington Summit

Alexis Taylor, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, will discuss efforts to promote U.S. agricultural exports at the Natio... READ MORE »

Report: Potatoes projected to account for 35% of vegetable production by 2033

U.S. production of vegetables and pulse crops is projected to grow 4% in the next decade, with potatoes expected to account for 20% of vegetable farm ... READ MORE »

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