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Grassroots Messenger

March 9, 2015

Being a leader in the potato industry isn’t a new or unusual role for Dan Lake. It’s a role the 2015 president of the National Potato Council (NPC) he is well known for across the Big Sky state of Montana.

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Growers Stand Up For Potatoes On Capitol Hill

March 4, 2015

On February 23-26, NPC hosted the 2015 Potato D.C. Fly-In, where more than 150 U.S. potato growers and industry partners from across the country came to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the industry's most pressing federal policy priorities.

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National Potato Council applauds new IOM recommendation on white potatoes

February 4, 2015

Today, the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report that is the first in a series to evaluate the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

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NPC Names Awards Winners

January 26, 2015

Each year, the National Potato Council holds an awards banquet at its Annual Meeting to honor individuals whose work has aided the industry in addressing issues that impact potato production. The awards banquet provides a venue to highlight the contributions, dedication, and leadership of deserving individuals who emerge from a competitive pool of nominees.

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Past Presidents National Potato Council Honored for WIC Accomplishment

January 26, 2015

At the National Potato Council (NPC) Annual Meeting on January 9, 2015, in Orlando, Florida, seven NPC past presidents were invited to come on stage to be recognized for their involvement in adding fresh white potatoes to the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.

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Rockey Farm (Colorado) receives the NPC 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award

January 26, 2015

Brendon and Sheldon Rockey of Rockey Farms in Center, Colorado, were named the recipients of the prestigious 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award presented at the National Potato Council’s (NPC) 2015 Annual Meeting, held January 9-10, in Orlando, Florida.

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NPC Column: The Truth of the Matter

April 25, 2014

Sitting at my desk in Washington, D.C., I am regularly forwarded emails from so-called pro-consumer groups urging people to support their latest public policy campaigns. Some groups pressure restaurants to substitute fresh fruits and vegetables for French fries in children’s meals. Others urge for strict bans on pesticides or other crop protection tools they have deemed unacceptable. And some call for taxes on sugar, fat, salt, Trans fat, etc., etc., etc. … in foods offered to consumers.

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Growing the Industry’s Voice: A Message from NPC President Randy Hardy

February 25, 2014

My number one goal is to get back some of the political voice that slipped away as farm numbers diminished over the decades since my uncle held the NPC gavel. Just as importantly, we must grow the collective voice of NPC by connecting with individual growers to help them see the benefits of getting involved with the political process.

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