A new regulation due to go into effect June 18 may exacerbate the trucking shortage that’s impacted growers this year. The National Potato Council is petitioning President Trump and the Department of Transportation for revisions and an extension.
A fruit and vegetable coalition puts the potato industry on a strong footing with the vital legislation.
The trade agreement’s benefits for the industry far outweigh negatives.
National Potato Council’s John Keeling says the traditional time frame for rallying support for significant new legislation is closing, including immigration reform and agricultural trade.
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.
National Potato Council’s John Keeling weighs in on how President Trump’s picks for to head up EPA and Department of Agriculture will impact vegetable growers.
Slated for Jan. 4-6, the expo includes 46 networking hours for growers.
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.
Over the past year, a series of actions by EPA have shown an agencywide outlook that does not […]
EPA needs to get back to using solid science and avoid bending to popular opinion.
As the first session of the 114th Congress is drawing to an end, potato growers from Colorado, Idaho, […]
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.
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.
Recent diet fads and misconceptions about nutritional science have caused confusion among consumers about potatoes. Fortunately, scientific studies […]
Rhett Spear, horticulture Ph.D. graduate student at Washington State University accepts $10,000 grant awarded by NPC.
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During his Jan. 21 Inauguration Address, President Obama pledged to make immigration reform a top legislative priority for […]
Five years ago, the potato industry took part in an experiment. The chip, seed, process, and fresh sectors […]
A recent national survey revealed that nearly seven out of 10 Americans are eating more vegetables, fruits, and […]
WITH nearly one-third of today’s children and teens overweight or obese, most parents would support restricting school sales […]