National Potato Council Announces New Event: The NPC Washington Summit

October 19, 2021 National Potato Council

U.S. potato growers and industry partners from around the country are invited to the nation’s capital for the new NPC Washington Summit, Feb. 28-March 3, 2022, to help fulfill the National Potato Council’s mission of “Standing Up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill.” The event combines the organization’s Annual Meeting, previously held in January at Potato Expo, and the industry’s grassroots lobbying event, the Potato D.C. Fly-In, held around the beginning of March each year.

Potato LEAF Awards 2021-22 Scholarship to Thilani Jayakody

August 24, 2021 National Potato Council

The Potato Leadership, Education and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is pleased to announce Thilani Jayakody, a third-year graduate student in the Michigan State University’s Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, as the recipient of its 2021-22 Academic Scholarship. 

National Potato Council Statement on Efforts to Jumpstart Senate Talks on Agriculture Labor Reform

June 18, 2021 National Potato Council

The National Potato Council participated in an agriculture industry roundtable discussion with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) in an effort to find bipartisan support for legislation that would improve upon the House-passed Farm Workforce Modernization Act.

U.S. Potato Industry Celebrates Mexico’s Supreme Court Decision Overturning Decades-long Ban on Fresh U.S. Potato Imports

April 29, 2021 National Potato Council

The ruling, cheered by the National Potato Council and Potatoes USA, marks the end of a decade-long legal process that began when Mexico’s potato industry sued its government to prevent competition from imports.

Update: Mexico’s Supreme Court Delays Decision on U.S. Fresh Potato Imports

February 25, 2021 The National Potato Council

During a hearing of the Mexican Supreme Court, the justice who authored the draft ruling overturning a ban on the importation of U.S. fresh potatoes asked the court to postpone a vote until next week at the earliest.