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NPC advocates for more agricultural workers, renewed farm bill action

Mike Wenkel, National Potato Council chief operating officer, met last week with government organizations at the White House to address increasing the... READ MORE »

IFPA CEO Burns joins Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance as a co-chair

International Fresh Produce Association CEO Cathy Burns has joined the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance as a co-chair. Burns joins sitting co-chai... READ MORE »

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, OTA endorse legislation

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers of fruits, vegetables, ... READ MORE »

Deadline to apply for specialty crop program extended

The deadline for the USDA's Specialty Crop Multi-State Program Request for Applications (RFA) has been extended until Jan. 31, 2024. The Specialty... READ MORE »

USDA numbers show dip in U.S. potato production in 2022

New numbers from the USDA show U.S. potato production declined 3% in 2022 from the 2021 crop, though the value of all potatoes sold increased by 23%. ... READ MORE »

Amendment aimed at checkoff programs fails to pass U.S. House

An amendment opponents said would undermine commodity checkoff programs was defeated last week on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. T... READ MORE »

Fresh potato access to Japan topic of bilateral plant health meetings

In advance of this week’s bilateral plant health meetings in Japan, National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles re-emphasized the importance of opening ... READ MORE »

USDA pilot program aims to address agricultural workforce challenges

A new USDA pilot program is designed to address workforce challenges farmers and ranchers face. The Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot P... READ MORE »

Meetings to focus on full access to Japanese market for US fresh potatoes

Ongoing efforts to open the Japanese market to all U.S. fresh potatoes continue Sept. 25-29 with representatives from USDA Animal and Plant Health Ins... READ MORE »

Potato industry members among those appointed to ag advisory committees

Members of a pair of potato industry organizations are part of the 130 representatives appointed by the USDA and U.S. Trade Representative’s Office ... READ MORE »


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