“Potato growers from across the country joined the National Potato Council (NPC) in DC during a tumultuous time for our industry and our country during this year’s Washington Summit (Feb. 18 to March 2)”, writes Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council, in this article published by American Vegetable Grower.
“The impact of inflation on consumer goods and ag inputs, trade disputes with important industry partners, and the war in Ukraine were all on our minds as we sat down to set our policy agenda for 2022. Even with this challenging backdrop, the group focused on proactive policy goals that deliver long-term benefits for our potato farms and the families and communities they support.”
Quarles focuses in particular on these key issues in his article:
- Easing Supply Chain Challenges
- Policies Helping Drivers
- Easing Port Choke Points
- Addressing Workforce Challenges
Kam Quarles writes that these are just a few of the policy priorities being supported by U.S. potato growers this year. Visit nationalpotatocouncil.org/advocacy for more on how the grower-led NPC is fighting for policies that protect the long-term health of the industry.
Source: American Vegetable Grower. Read the full article here
Photo: Potato growers met in Washington to lobby for needed reforms to shipping and labor at NPC’s recent Washington Summit. Courtesy of National Potato Council