At Potato Expo 2020, NPC announced the launch of its new podcast, “Eye on Potatoes.” The podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast platforms, provides a platform for growers throughout the country and policy makers in Washington to learn about the industry policy priorities and hear from growers and experts on the latest issues affecting the industry.
“NPC was created in 1948 for the sole purpose of impacting federal policy to benefit the U.S. potato industry,” said NPC CEO Kam Quarles. “A key part of our ability to be successful in that mission is for growers and allied industry members to know what NPC is doing on the federal level, how it’s impacting them, and how they can get involved. The ‘Eye on Potatoes’ is a terrific way to keep our partners throughout the country and in D.C. updated, knowledgeable, and engaged with our efforts on their behalf.”
The biweekly podcast is hosted by Lane Nordlund, a professional television and radio agriculture broadcaster based out of Bozeman, Mont. Current “Eye on Potatoes” episodes include:
1. Welcome and Introduction
2. The International Trade Environment
3. Immigration and Ag Guest Worker Reforms
4. Ag Transportation in the 21st Century
Upcoming episodes will feature conversations on health and nutrition, sustainability, ag research, trends in agriculture and consumption, food labeling, registrations and impacts on potato exports, and seed certification and best practices for managing seed.