Tagged National Potato Council

Potatoes
July 12, 2017
We Need to Fight for Fruit and Vegetable Growers in the Next Farm Bill
In the last 10 years, an alliance has used its combined voice to create programs like the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, the Specialty Crop Block Grant program, the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops program, and others. Read More
Potatoes
January 12, 2017
NPC’s 2016 Environmental Stewardship Award Goes to Vista Valley Ag
The farm plants a rotation of potatoes, barley, wheat, and alfalfa to reduce pest pressure and uses IPM techniques throughout the farming operation. Read More
Potatoes
January 11, 2017
Potato Growers Select NPC Leadership for 2017
Dwayne Weyers of Aspen Produce in Colorado was chosen as the next president of the National Potato Council. Read More
Potatoes
November 29, 2016
Potato Expo Speakers To Motivate And Enlighten
Slated for Jan. 4-6, the expo includes 46 networking hours for growers. Read More
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Farm Management
October 2, 2016
GMO Labeling Law: The Good And The Bad
The National Potato Council's John Keeling discusses the pros and cons and encourages interested stakeholders to pay attention to the upcoming regulatory process and submit comments when they are sought. Read More
Potatoes
September 6, 2016
NPC Hosts USDA On A Tour Of Sterman Masser Potato Farms
The tour was to educate USDA staff on the challenges potato producers face and highlight the work being done at the farm. Read More
Potatoes
August 24, 2016
Fifth-Year Doctoral Student Receives NPC’s Scholarship For Potato Research
The National Potato Council (NPC) has announced that Justin Clements, a fifth-year doctoral student in the Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Read More
Potatoes
July 8, 2016
National Potato Council Talks About Public Policy Decisions And The Influence Of Dangerous Data 
Over the past year, a series of actions by EPA have shown an agencywide outlook that does not rely on Read More
Crop Protection
July 8, 2016
Public Policy Decisions And The Influence Of Dangerous Data [Opinion]
EPA needs to get back to using solid science and avoid bending to popular opinion. Read More
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Farm Management
May 25, 2016
Report Highlights Benefits Of Trans-Pacific Partnership
National Potato Council says report from the International Trade Commission offers the benefits the free trade agreement would offer growers. Read More
Potatoes
May 6, 2016
National Potato Council Summer Meeting Slated For July
The summer meeting is open to growers and industry leaders interested in advancing the potato industry’s most pressing policy debates. Read More
Farm Management
April 2, 2016
NPC To Offer Scholarship For Graduate Student Advancing The Potato Industry
Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership ability, potato-related areas of graduate study, and extracurricular activities. Read More
Potatoes
January 26, 2016
Potato Growers Select 2016 NPC Leadership
The National Potato Council names a new president as well as members of the Executive Committee. Read More
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Farm Management
September 30, 2015
Three Congressional Priorities For Potato Growers
The National Potato Council says to ask your Congressional representatives to support the potato industry on issues such as voluntary GMO labelding, truck weight reform, and funding for breeding research. Read More
Potatoes
August 11, 2015
Scholarship Recipient Will Focus Research Efforts On Potato Diseases
The National Potato Council presents its 2015-16 academic scholarship to a University of Wisconsin doctorate student. Read More
GenNext Growers
August 3, 2015
Potato Industry Leadership Institute Program To Be Held In February
The application and scholarship deadline is Oct. 15, 2015. Read More
Potatoes
June 30, 2015
Innovative Technology Is Necessary For Potato Growers To Be Sustainable [Opinion]
Historically, there has often been opposition or fear of new agricultural technologies and today is no different, but it is critical that growers have access to technologies that meet consumer demand while using less land and conserving soil, water, and energy. Read More
Potatoes
June 2, 2015
National Potato Council Accepting Scholarship Applications
The National Potato Council (NPC) is accepting applications for a $10,000 graduate-level scholarship to be applied toward the 2015-2016 academic Read More
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Potatoes
March 5, 2015
An Education On Potatoes [Opinion]
What is often a no-brainer for someone entrenched in the business of agriculture has to be explained — in detail — to some industry outsiders. Case in point: look at the rollercoaster ride potatoes have been on for several years. Read More
Potatoes
February 4, 2015
Report Recommends White Potatoes For WIC Purchase
The National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine has released a report recommending that USDA allow fresh, white potatoes to be an eligible vegetable for purchase using the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Cash Value Voucher. Read More
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Vegetables
October 18, 2017
The 2018 State of the Vegetable Industry…
How has this year performed for you? Share how things have gone this year – and your expectations for 2018 – in our shorter, more focused survey. Read More
Citrus
October 18, 2017
How to Keep Track of Climate Change
Use cool tools to find out how your production methods may change in the future, how much your area is at risk, and how to limit your own impact on the climate. Read More
Vegetables
October 18, 2017
Stop Viewing Fellow Growers as the Enemy…
Instead, growers should focus on issues that benefit everyone, from gaining a stronger voice when negotiating with retailers, to finding a way to share ideas and costs on precision agriculture tools. Read More
Citrus
October 17, 2017
USDA Issues Disaster Declaration for Hur…
Operators in designated counties eligible for emergency assistance. Read More
Fruits
October 17, 2017
Hirst Named American Society of Horticul…
Honor was presented during society’s annual meeting. Read More
Crop Protection
October 17, 2017
EPA Takes Steps to Reduce Risk of Drift-…
With reports of dicamba injuries in tomatoes, peaches, grapes, and other crops, the agency works to reduce the impact of spray drift on vulnerable crops. Read More
Fruits
October 16, 2017
New Broad-Spectrum Herbicide Released by…
Grapple herbicide works on pre- and post-emergent weeds in orchards and vineyards. Read More
Citrus
October 16, 2017
Wrath of Hurricane Irma’s Rainfall…
Report says storm dropped enough gallons of water on Florida’s St. Johns River Water Management District to swamp 6.7 million football fields. Read More
Fruits
October 14, 2017
USDA Seeks Applications for Next Round o…
SCRI grants to total $48 million for 2018 fiscal year. Read More
Grapes
October 13, 2017
Fairgrounds Host California Fire Evacuee…
Gallo will contribute $1 million to fire recovery effort and will match employee donations two-for-one. Read More
Citrus
October 12, 2017
Irma Rains Down on Florida Citrus Crop E…
Initial USDA forecast reflects the fruits of what was left behind by monster storm. Read More
Grapes
October 10, 2017
Wildfires Hit California Wine Country
California Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency for northern counties impacted by flames. Read More
Citrus
October 10, 2017
Impressions from Irma Indelible on the F…
Striking images from the field reveal not only the storm’s destructive nature, but also paths to recovery and reconstruction. Read More
Crop Protection
October 9, 2017
Field Scouting Guide: Black Rot of Brass…
Follow these tips for spotting and treating Xanthomonas campestris. Read More
Citrus
October 9, 2017
(We Won’t Back Down … ) Stan…
You don’t have to be a super hero, rock star, or award-winning scientist to aid farming. You can help by supporting professionalism in fields. Read More
Tomatoes
October 9, 2017
Heavy Spring Rain Causes Significant Dro…
The last time California -- which grows 95% of the all processing tomatoes in the U.S. -- came close to planting so few acres was in 1992. Read More
Apples & Pears
October 9, 2017
How to Transition to Multileader Product…
Use this guide to help you determine whether multileader production is a good fit for your farm. Read More
Grapes
October 7, 2017
Tips for Effective Vine Mealybug Managem…
Scouting, trapping, and mating disruption can help prevent populations of this pest increasing in your vineyard. Read More