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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.

Mexico Publishes final rule to allow cross-border potato trade

The U.S. potato industry and our partners at USDA and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) are pleased to learn that the Mexican government has issued its final rule designed to achieve the bilateral goal of expanding trade in fresh potatoes between our two countries. Publishing the final rule is an important step in the parallel regulatory efforts taking place on both sides of the border. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has indicated it will publish its final rule in the Federal Register shortly. The final regulations issued by Mexico provide the structure for trade in potatoes between all countries and Mexico. A specific protocol agreed to by the U.S. and Mexico will govern the specifics of potato trade between the countries.

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Hoverson Farms Wins NPC's 2013 Environmental Stewardship Award

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Carl Hoverson of Hoverson Farms in Larimore, N.D., was named the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Environmental Stewardship Award presented at NPC's 2014 Annual Meeting, held January 10-11, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Hoverson Farms is a family farm and an example of large-scale, capital-intensive farming that is both economically and environmentally sustainable — enhancing the environment, protecting the resource base, and producing high-quality potatoes. 

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BECOME A 2014 NPC Grower supporter

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Grower Supporters contribute financially to the National Potato Council – above and beyond state quota assessments – to make a greater impact on the industry's public policy objectives. Through Grower Supporter resources, NPC is able to further its legislative, environmental, regulatory, trade, and grassroots initiatives.

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POTATO FOOD SAFETY GUIDELINES RELEASED

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The Commodity-Specific Food Safety Guidelines for the Production, Harvest, Storage, and Packing of Potatoes is available for industry members to help ensure the continued safety of U.S.-grown potatoes. 

This document offers food safety guidance for all companies that produce, harvest, store, pack, and transport potatoes. It also serves as a basic guideline to harmonize all existing food safety programs in how they assess and address food safety hazards. The guidelines are broken down into four sections: I) General Practices, II) Production and Harvest Operations, III) Storage Unit Operations and IV) Packinghouse Unit Operations. Each section lists a set of best practices to address potential food safety issues associated with those specific operations.

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POTATO EXPO 2015

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Orlando, Florida

January, 7-9, 2015

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