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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.

Npc grower supporters

Thank you to all who contributed to NPC's Ag-Vocate program. Your support enables NPC to be your voice on Capitol Hill, keeping potatoes at the forefront. If you would like to become an NPC Ag-Vocate or learn more about the efforts of the NPC, let us know. You can also check out the NPC YouTube channel for insight into policy issues.


grower testifies during senate ag hearing


Eric Halverson, CEO of Black Gold Farms, testified before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee regarding the importance of the USDA export programs. Halverson is a fourth-generation farmer and CEO of Black Gold Farms in Grand Forks, North Dakota. As the Senate committee’s work in preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill continues, NPC is actively engaged in providing information and outlining the importance of Farm Bill programs working in concert with U.S. trade policies.

Potato Statistical Yearbook

Download the 2017 Potato Statistical Yearbook to read overviews of national legislative, regulatory and marketing initiatives along with U.S. and world potato production and consumption data.


repeal of wotus

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule on June 27 that rescinds the 2015 Obama Administration definition of the "Waters of the U.S." (WOTUS). NPC has gone on record as a strong supporter of reducing regulatory burdens, especially when they inhibit growers' ability to farm. Revoking this flawed WOTUS proposal is a positive step toward that goal.



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