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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."

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.

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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

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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