The 2021 edition of the Annual Potato Yearbook was released this week highlighting progress on NPC’s national legislative, regulatory, and marketing priorities, in addition its work to deliver more than $350 million in federal government support to the potato industry since the start of the pandemic. The Yearbook also features updated U.S. and world potato production and consumption data, grower and industry contact information, position statements, and program overviews.
Noting the significant challenges overcome by the industry and the organization since the start of the pandemic, NPC President Dominic LaJoie writes in his message, “Whether its nutrition, trade, labor or transportation, we’ll continue to fight to ensure that potatoes have a seat at the table whenever decision-makers are considering rules that could impact our industry or our ability to farm. Through the efforts of NPC and our state potato organizations last year, we are on a better footing today than we could have imagined during the pandemic’s darkest times. We’ll use that same consistent teamwork and relentless focus in addressing tomorrow’s policy challenges as the nation continues to open up and people get back to work.”
Click here to view an electronic version of the 2021 Annual Potato Yearbook. Hard copies of the 2021 Yearbook are also available at the MPB office in Presque Isle.