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


June 2020 - Interested in learning about the potato industry's current state of affairs and COVID-19 response efforts? Check out our first-ever virtual general session that took part in conjunction with the National Potato Council's 2020 Summer Meeting VIRTUAL. 


August 2019 -  Kam Quarles, NPC CEO, gives an update on the trade agreements currently being negotiated, including Japan, China and the new USMCA agreement. 


March 2019 - The recent changes to agreements like NAFTA, TPP and our trade talks with China are having a considerable impact on the U.S. potato industry. Kam Quarles, NPC CEO, provides an update on the current U.S. trade agenda and what it means for the industry. 

events & programs

2021 Annual meeting  

The NPC 2021 Annual Meeting will be moved to February to coincide with the Potato D.C. Fly-In. To see the full announcement from NPC President Britt Rabyould, click here. Potato Expo 2021 will still be held in Grapevine, TX January 6-7.


2020 Annual Potato Yearbook

The Annual Potato Yearbook provides overviews of national legislative, regulatory and marketing initiatives—along with U.S. potato production, consumption data and trade data, grower and industry contact information, position statements, and program overviews. Click here to view an electronic version




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