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The National Potato Council is the advocate for the economic well-being of U.S. potato growers on federal legislative, regulatory, environmental, and trade issues.

tax reform intensifies

September 8- With just 47 legislative days remaining in 2017, the White House is turning its attention to tax reform.  On September 6, the President joined North Dakota Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp for a speech in Mandan, North Dakota that focused on lessening the tax burden on U.S. families and corporations. 

That event was followed on September 7 by a meeting at the White House, attended by NPC CEO John Keeling, where it was made clear that this issue is a major legislative priority for the fall.   "For agriculture, we are pushing a number reforms to benefit producers.  Stepped-up basis is clearly a major priority, along with accelerated expensing and permanent elimination of the estate tax to name a few," said Mr. Keeling.  "We are encouraged by the level of energy being directed to this issue."

Potato D.c. fly-In 

Collaborate with your fellow growers and industry partners at the Potato D.C. Fly-In to make a difference on issues affecting the potato industry. The Potato D.C. Fly-In is open to all potato growers and industry leaders who want to advocate for the industry in the center of the action, our nation’s capital. Register today


mexican court case

The recent ruling by a district court judge in Los Mochis to continue the ban on U.S. potatoes in most of Mexico ignores science and directly threatens the role of the Mexican plant health regulatory authority, SAGARPA. The ruling contradicts the conclusions of SAGARPA, USDA and third party experts that have reviewed the potential impact of the importation of fresh potatoes from the United States to Mexico. Read the full statement from NPC. 

Potato Statistical Yearbook

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