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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.

industry issues

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


events & programs

2018 NPC Summer Meeting

The NPC Summer Meeting is your opportunity to connect with other grower leaders from across the country and to shape national public policy impacting potato production and distribution. These policies have a real impact on the day-to-day operation of your business and there is no voice too small to make a real impact. Topics of discussion include trade, environment, legislative and government affairs and more. 

The 2018 Summer Meeting will be held at the Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth, Wash., July 18-20. 

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.





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