National Potato Council

Specialty crops bill targets export market hurdles

U.S. senators and representatives have introduced legislation designed to help farmers fight trade barriers to sell specialty crops in export markets. The Specialty Crops Reporting on Opportunities and Promotion Act (Specialty CROP Act), introduced on... more »

USDA trade mission to Japan features potatoes

Alexis Taylor understands the importance of potatoes. Taylor, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, is the former head of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. That state ranked fourth in the U.S. in... more »

Potato growers select NPC 2016 leadership

The National Potato Council (NPC) announced Jim Tiede from James Tiede Farms of American Falls, Idaho, was elected to serve as president for 2016 and to lead the council’s Executive Committee. Tiede was elected at... more »

U.S. announces TPP agreement

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced on Oct. 4 that the ministers of 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States – have... more »

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