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
John Keeling
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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GenNext Growers
August 22, 2017
Top Alternative Crops GenNext Growers Sh…
Now is a good time for you to think about what new selections might pay off. Read More
Insect Control
August 22, 2017
Stink Bug Threatens High-Dollar Crops in…
While populations are low, it appears invasive pest has recently stumbled upon one of the state’s peaches and almonds. Read More
Grapefruit & Specialty
August 22, 2017
More Florida Citrus Producers Pondering …
Local farmers are sweet on the prospect of growing the acid fruit. Read More
Berries
August 22, 2017
Columnist Wins Prestigious Plant Breeder…
John Clark, who writes a column for American Fruit Grower® and Western Fruit Grower® magazines, is honored with National Plant Breeders Association Impact Award. Read More
Apple Grower of the Year
August 22, 2017
U.S. Apple Association Hosts Annual Appl…
American Fruit Grower® and Western Fruit Grower® magazine’s 2017 Apple Grower of the Year will be officially presented on Thursday, Aug. 24, during the first day of the conference. Read More
Farm Management
August 21, 2017
NAFTA Renegotiation Long Overdue for Flo…
Specialty crop growers in the Sunshine State seek relief from unfair trade deal. Read More
Citrus
August 21, 2017
Take Alternative Routes to Find Conventi…
In order to grow, things have to change. Are you ready? Read More
Apples & Pears
August 20, 2017
APHIS Seeks Comments on Risk Removal for…
Dormant live cuttings from countries in the European Union must currently go through pest risk assessment. Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
August 19, 2017
Pressure Is on to Pick and Plant Citrus …
With even more variety selections available, information and communication are keys to success. Read More
Citrus
August 19, 2017
More Forage Grants Distributed in Honor …
National forage program is scattering seeds from New York to California to celebrate pollinators. Read More
Citrus
August 18, 2017
Bayer Aims Research Prowess at Defeating…
Company enters collaboration with Citrus Research and Development Foundation to uncover antibacterial and plant defense tools against the disease. Read More
Citrus
August 18, 2017
How Florida Growers are Fine-Tuning Citr…
Some are tweaking nutrition programs to focus on root health along with foliar applications. Read More
Citrus
August 17, 2017
How Wicked Will Winter 2018 Be in the U.…
The 200th edition of the Farmers’ Almanac reveals wide-ranging weather patterns and events that would require everything from shovels to shorts. Read More
GenNext Growers
August 17, 2017
Young Growers See Evolving Orchard Produ…
A group of 30 got a chance to see operations boasting vertical integration and higher production per acre up close in the Champlain region of New York State and Vermont. Read More
More Vegetables
August 16, 2017
Variety Specs | Production Tips: Broccol…
'Eastern Crown' is an outstanding variety for the East Coast and warm regions throughout the U.S. Read More
Fruits
August 15, 2017
California Nurseryman Settles With Feds …
John Duarte admits no liability but will pony up more than $1 million in civil penalties and environmental mitigation fees. Read More
Apples & Pears
August 15, 2017
Wet Weather Breeds Phytophthora in Young…
Crown rot, root rot flourishing in very wet growing season. Read More
Citrus
August 15, 2017
New Conference to Shine Spotlight on Cen…
Education and interaction part of UF/IFAS-led agenda. Read More