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Contents Section 1 — NPC Year in Review, Issues, and Resolutions U.S. POTATO PRICING, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION Message from the NPC President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 NPC Year in Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 NPC Resolutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Section 2—NPC Delegates, Board of Directors, and Committees NPC Executive Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NPC Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NPC Past Presidents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NPC Committees and Subcommittees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State Voting Delegates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 22 23 25 26 Section 3—NPC Members and Industry Contacts State Potato Grower Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NPC Sustaining Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NPC Grower Supporters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regulatory Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seed Potato Certification Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Potato Industry Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 32 39 44 46 47 49 49 50 54 60 Section 5—Potato Statistics U.S. POTATO PRODUCTION Potato Production, Seed Use, Farm Disposition, Price, and Value . . . . Potato Acres Planted and Harvested by Seasonal Group . . . . . . . . . . . Potato Yield and Production in Cwt by Seasonal Group . . . . . . . . . . . . Production, Seed Use, Farm Disposition, Price, and Value by State . . . Price per Cwt and Value of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Percent of Fall Potato Acreage Planted by Type of Potato . . . . . . . . . . . Potato Stocks Held by Growers, Local Dealers, and Processors . . . . . . Top 50 Registered Seed Potato Varieties Grown in Canada . . . . . . . . . Fall Potato Acres Planted for Certified Seed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Certified Seed Potato Acres Accepted - USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 71 72 73 73 74 75 76 77 WORLD POTATO PRODUCTION World Potato Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 U.S. Exports and Imports by Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 POTATO QUICK FACTS Potato Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Potato Production, Consumption, and Exports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Section 4—United States Potato Board USPB Executive Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Message from the USPB Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USPB International Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USPB Domestic Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USPB Board Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U.S. Monthly and Season-Average Grower Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U.S. Monthly Retail Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Farm Marketings of All Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quantity of Potatoes Used for Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Number of Chip and Shoestring Plants and Quantity Used . . . . . . . . . Marketing Year Average Price Received for Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U.S. per Capita Utilization of Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Potato Utilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 63 64 65 66 67 67 68 69 70 Advertising Index AMVAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Bayer CropScience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Colorado Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Farm Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Idaho Potato Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Maine Potato Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 McCain Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Minnesota Certified Seed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 North Carolina Potato Growers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 North Dakota Certified Seed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Northern Plains Potato Growers Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Oregon Potato Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Potato D.C. Fly-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Potato Expo 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Simplot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 United States Potato Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . inside front cover Valley Irrigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Washington State Potato Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Wisconsin Seed Potato Improvement Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 1 Get Involved! Participate in the Potato D.C. Fly-In Each February, potato growers from across the country join ranks in the nation’s capital to fight for industry priorities. Make your voice heard and be part of the conversation at the Potato D.C. Fly-In. Join the Grassroots Army NPC issues “calls to action” to mobilize support on critical issues and the voice of each grower and member of the industry is critical. Take action and help make a difference! Be a Grower Supporter Grower Supporters contribute financially to the National Potato Council – above and beyond their state quota assessments – to help NPC further its legislative, environmental, regulatory, trade, and grassroots initiatives. Contribute to POPAC The Potato Political Action Committee (POPAC) provides growers the opportunity to support the political campaigns of friends of the potato industry who serve in Congress. PACs are a crucial component of doing business in Washington, DC. Having a strong POPAC shows legislators that the potato industry is serious about having a collective grassroots political voice. Be Part of the Conversation Follow NPC on: Like NPC on: National Potato Council 1300 L Street, NW, Suite 910 Washington, D.C. 20005 p: (202) 682-9456 f: (202) 682-0333 w: www.nationalpotatocouncil.org 2 National Potato Council www.facebook.com/nationalpotatocouncil Message from the President A s the current NPC President, a long-time advocate for the industry and a third generation potato grower in Ronan, Montana, I am eager to build upon the great strides we have taken in recent years and to leave NPC in an even stronger position than when I took office. Thanks to the previous advocacy initiatives of past NPC presidents and our other grower leaders, we’re sitting on a firm foundation that has been strengthened by last year’s accomplishment of getting fresh white potatoes back into the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Rome was not built in a day and our issues are not often resolved easily or quickly. Getting potatoes included in the WIC program required eight years of hard work and the industry working together. We should be proud of our united efforts as an industry in achieving the WIC victory. In the 114th Congress, NPC will continue to proactively pave the way for continued success in areas of critical importance to the potato industry. Now that we have momentum from the recent WIC victory, it is important to amplify our voice even more on key issues that greatly affect our industry including pollinator health, truck weight reform, voluntary GMO labeling, and NIFA Potato Research Special Grant funding. Our representatives in Washington will need to hear from us, our families and friends, and our neighbors on these and other issues important to the health and well-being of the potato industry. The National Potato Council NPC leads the charge on behalf of U.S. potato growers and industry members in our nation’s capital. NPC protects potato growers’ interests in Washington, D.C. by addressing issues that affect the potato industry, from policy issues debated in Congress to regulatory issues proposed by federal agencies. Grassroots Driven, Member Led • U.S. potato growers, representing diverse growing regions, develop national policies and speak with a unified voice • NPC’s President, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors — made up of potato grower volunteers — oversee the implementation of NPC policy initiatives At this year’s Potato D.C. Fly-In, which is the most impactful meeting we hold all year in terms of advocating for our industry, more than 160 growers and industry leaders took the time to travel to Washington, D.C. to share their unique stories with elected representatives and federal agency officials. Most of the lawmakers in our nation’s capital are far removed from life on the farm. Having growers come to Washington for face-to-face meetings and offering real-world examples of the impact of laws and regulations on our farms makes an undeniable difference in achieving positive outcomes on decisions made by Congress and federal agencies. Decisions that carry impactful results on our businesses are deserving of our time and energy. It is our responsibility to make the time to share our voices if we want to make a difference in policy outcomes. • Potato D.C. Fly-In allows attendees the opportunity to provide real-world examples of how decisions made in Washington, D.C. impact their ability to farm Just like you, balancing my farm and family responsibilities and still finding time to commit to the potato industry is not always easy. I can assure you that helping our industry is extremely rewarding. Whether you are new to advocating on behalf of the potato industry or you have been involved for years, I encourage you to get energized, get involved and help get our message out. The WIC victory is proof that when we work together we really can make a difference. • Promoting science-based phytosanitary policy Wishing you a safe and prosperous year. Securing a Healthy Future • Educating U.S. legislators and regulators on crucial industry issues • Ensuring fair market access to foreign markets for potatoes and potato products • Securing funding for potato breeding, pest management, and disease research • Maintaining access to pest management tools and advanced production technologies • Fostering environmental stewardship • Supporting strong and effective state potato organizations   • Developing the next generation of agricultural leaders Dan Lake 2015 NPC President, Owner and Partner of Lake Seed, Inc., Ronan, Mont. Supported by Growers and Industry • Donations from NPC Grower Supporters • Production-based contributions from state potato organizations • Corporate memberships and sponsorships 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 3 NPC Year in Review ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS Standing up for Potatoes on Capitol Hill Key Issues in 2015 Potato Research Special Grant Each year, NPC works with Congress to secure about $1.35 million in funding for the Potato Research Special Grant that supports competitive potato breeding projects across the country. Because it is discretionary in nature, it must be renewed in each year’s agriculture appropriations bill. These funds supplement state, university and private industry funds. In addition to its competitive nature and nationwide scope, the Potato Research Special Grant program also encourages collaboration and eliminates redundant proposals. Pollinator Health Reform The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the White House are being urged to curtail the use of neonicotinoids in agriculture by groups claiming that they are primarily responsible for declining health in pollinators. Scientific evidence points to the fact that a number of stress factors may be impacting the health of pollinators and that the impact of pesticide use on bee health is being overstated. Increasingly, the facts point to decreased availability of high quality forage for pollinators and the presence of the Varroa mite in U.S. bee populations as the key stressors. The potato industry and pesticide registrants understand the importance of pollinators and are taking actions to address the factors that may be impacting pollinator health. NPC supports improved pollinator health and embraces a balanced approach based on science. NPC is developing partnerships with other stakeholders that will encourage and support planting high quality forage for bees and other pollinators. Funding from the Potato Research Special Grant has supported the development of varieties that have improved levels of resistance to pests of concern including late blight, early blight, potato cyst nematodes and improved market quality. These emerging pest and disease threats present significant challenges for the potato industry that can only be addressed by developing improved varieties. By using cutting edge breeding and selection techniques, including genetic markers, potato breeders are shortening the time frames from development to commercialization. Potato breeding research has benefitted growers, consumers and the industry at large in every grower’s state. 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 5 ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS Truck Weight Reform On U.S. federal highways, trucks with five axels are limited to carrying 80,000 pounds in cargo. Many global competitors, including Mexico and Canada, have higher truck weight limits, putting U.S. industries at a competitive disadvantage. NPC is working closely with its allies in the Coalition for Transportation Productivity (CTP) to press Congress for increasing truck weight limits to 97,000 pounds on six axles. Giving states the option to increase the truck weight limit on federal highways to 97,000 pounds on six axles would result in fewer trucks, safer roads, less wear on infrastructure, fewer emissions and not to mention economic benefits from improved efficiency. The additional axle would maintain or improve braking capacity, handling characteristics and the distribution of weight per tire without changing truck size. The required reauthorization of the highway bill in 2015 provides the opportunity to consider increasing truck weight limits on federal highways. NPC is working with other agriculture groups and our Congressional allies to encourage the long-term reauthorization of a highway bill that includes an increase in allowable truck weights. Voluntary GMO Labeling Consumers, farmers and food manufacturers want food labeling laws to be science based and consistent. For that reason food safety and food labeling laws and regulations are historically administered at the federal level. A state-by-state effort to enact laws that would require the labeling of foods derived from biotechnology has steadily gained momentum. Nearly 30 states have seen ballot initiatives or legislative efforts to make labeling food made with ingredients derived from biotechnology a mandatory requirement at the state level. Nearly all of these initiatives have been defeated. A federal, voluntary solution that would pre-empt state law and not sacrifice food safety is needed to avoid the confusion of a patchwork of laws varying by state. This preemptive approach would be solely the authority of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and would provide a clear federal framework on any voluntary labeling applied to foods derived from biotechnology. Consumers benefit from innovation through affordable food prices, 6 National Potato Council greater access to nutritious food, a strengthened rural economy and improved environment. Federal oversight of voluntary labeling for food derived from biotechnology will eliminate the confusion of a 50-state patchwork of labeling laws and affirm USDA and FDA as the nation’s authorities for the use and labeling of GM food ingredients. Programs and Events Environmental Stewardship Award Rockey Farms of Center, Colo., was awarded the prestigious 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award honoring their demonstrated commitment to the stewardship of their land and protection of our shared environment. This annual award is a component of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program—a partnership between NPC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—to protect the environment and promote the safe and effective use of pesticides. DuPont Crop Protection provides support for the Environmental Stewardship Award and the video highlighting the recipient’s stewardship activities on their farm. EPA Potato Farm Tour NPC’s annual EPA potato farm tour brings U.S. EPA staff to potato fields so they have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how the agency’s policy decisions impact potato production. It allows them to see first-hand the proactive actions being taken by growers to be good stewards of the environment. This year’s tour was of the potato growing region of New Jersey. Agency personnel were able to watch a live harvesting demonstration, ground and aerial pesticide application practices, and discussed production practices and challenges. The highlight of the tour was a stop at Herr’s Snack Factory for a tour of their potato chip processing facility. NPC Year in Review NPC Scholarship Potato D.C. Fly-In Growers and industry partners from across the country converged in Washington, D.C for the annual Potato D.C. Fly-In. The Fly-In, NPC’s most impactful advocacy event, allows the industry the opportunity to meet with the members of Congress face-to-face and offer real-life stories on how issues being debated on Capitol Hill may impact their farming operations. ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS Washington Luis da Silva, a plant pathology Ph.D. student at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., was awarded the NPC’s 2014-15 Academic Scholarship. Da Silva’s current research into Potato Tuber Necrotic Ringspot Disease (PTNRD) will offer insight into the ongoing issues the industry faces related to infections from Potato virus Y (PVY) necrotic strains. This annual scholarship is awarded to a graduate student pursuing advanced studies that will advance the future of the potato industry. Final scholarship selection is based on academic achievement, leadership abilities, and the potential commercial value of the applicant’s academic work. The scholarship is supported by individual contributions from the industry and through a silent auction held at the NPC Summer Meeting. POTATO EXPO 2015 Potato growers and industry partners traveled from across the continent and around the globe to be a part of the POTATO EXPO 2015—the largest potato industry event in North America. During the trade show attended by more than 1,800 people, over 160 exhibitors showcased cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions that cater to the potato industry. POTATO EXPO 2015 had a stellar lineup of speakers that presented unique viewpoints to audiences on the top issues facing the potato industry including biotechnology, consumer attitudes and transportation challenges. Potato Industry Leadership Institute Fly-In attendees heard from a number of renowned political strategists, journalists and issue experts on the current domestic and international climate and the political landscape of key industry issues. Nearly a dozen members of the Senate and House addressed the attendees on key industry issues, including funding for the potato research special grants, pollinator health, immigration, truck weight reform, and voluntary GMO labeling. Growers participated in over 136 visits with U.S. Senate and House offices representing 22 states and also met with federal regulators at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). During their Hill visits, growers stressed the need for Congress to take action on potato industry priorities. 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 The Potato Industry Leadership Institute (PILI) Class of 2015 traveled from across the country to attend eight days of intensive training and professional development. This year’s class kicked off in Spokane, Wash., where the class received an overview of the local and national potato industry. Attendees then traveled to Washington, D.C., to join in on the public policy discussions taking place at the Potato D.C. Fly-In. The Institute culminated by attendees joining other grower delegates from their states attending the Potato D.C. Fly-In in face-to-face meetings with members of Congress and their staff where they advocated for industry priorities. 7 The Potato WIC Food Fight — An Industry ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS A Victory for the Potato Industry After seven years of an all in industry effort to reverse the ban on fresh white potatoes in the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program, Congress told the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make potatoes available to WIC mothers. The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, included specific direction from Congress to include on fresh white potatoes in WIC. For the first time, fresh white potatoes can be purchased in grocery stores with vouchers from the WIC program. The WIC program was expanded in 2009 to allow participants to use WIC vouchers to purchase all fresh fruits and vegetables, with the singular exception of fresh white potatoes. To compound the confusion WIC mothers could use the vouchers to buy the same fresh white potatoes in farmers markets. Sometimes it takes an act of Congress to restore commonsense and reestablish science-based nutritional facts. WIC mothers are now able to use the vouchers provided by USDA to purchase fresh white potatoes in grocery stores and farmers markets just as they have been able to do with all other fresh fruits and vegetables. What is WIC? The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental nutrition, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. 3 Components Contributed to the Success 1. Delivering Science-based Research Potassium and fiber are consistently identified by the USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as nutrients of critical concern to human health that are under consumed by WIC mothers and the general population. Both are plentiful in potatoes at an affordable cost. In spite of this, a 2005 report by the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) included a footnote, without any reference to nutrition science or consumption data, recommending the exclusion of fresh white potatoes from WIC. That report became the basis of support for an array of assertions on why potatoes should be excluded from WIC. A combination of nutrition and food intake research conducted by the Alliance for Potato Research and Education, the United States Potato Board and the National Potato Council helped separate fact from fiction about potato nutrition and consumption. The final validation of the potato industry positon came in February 2015 when a second IOM evaluation of potatoes in WIC concluded that potatoes were under consumed by WIC participants and that they should be included in the program. 8 National Potato Council Success Story 3. Media Coverage Over the last seven years, growers participated in the Potato D.C. Fly-In and sent thousands of letters and emails delivering nutritional messaging to their members of Congress, urging that WIC eligibility must be based on nutritional science. Educating members of Congress on the nutritional value of potatoes for all consumers, but particularly for the special needs of WIC participants, was the catalyst for mandating the change in policy. Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle saw the importance of WIC mothers and their children having the ability to use vouchers to buy a bag of potatoes that is nutritious and stretches their WIC dollars. The potato community is greatly appreciative of the leadership shown by Congress to pass this bill and return common sense to the WIC program by recognizing the nutritional value of fresh white potatoes. ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS 2. Potato Grassroots Educate Members of Congress The media coverage of the fight over potatoes and WIC was extensive. Editorials and opinion pieces (many negative and hostile) were featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today and other major newspapers. Senators Susan Collins and Mark Udall got involved and wrote an editorial that appeared in USA Today highlighting the fact that the ban on fresh potatoes made no sense and, in fact, ignored the latest nutritional science. The potato industry held such a commanding voice on the issue it was referred to as “Big Potato.” “The mandate for white potatoes is bad for WIC recipients. The monthly voucher for fruits and vegetables is $8 for children and $10 for women. Every dollar that is spent on white potatoes is money that will not be spent on food that recipients need.” — Teresa Tritch from her editorial in the New York Times titled “Potatoes are the New Pork” “Right now, the House of Representatives is considering a bill to override science by mandating that white potatoes be included on the list of foods that women can purchase using WIC dollars. Now, there is nothing wrong with potatoes. The problem is that many women and children already consume enough potatoes and not enough of the nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables they need. “ — First Lady Michele Obama in a New York Times opinion piece “The spud’s place in WIC is a triumph for the potato — and for the process.” — Headline from the Bangor Daily News editorial section as part of comments on the release of the 2015 IOM Study recommending the inclusion of white potatoes in WIC Past NPC Presidents were honored for their unwavering commitment, spanning across their presidencies, to reversing the WIC ban. From left to right: Randy Hardy, ID (2014), Randy Mullen, WA (2013), Don Sklarczyk, MI (2007), Ed Schneider, WA, (2009), Roger Mix, CO (2010) , Justin Dagen, MN (2011), and Steve Crane, ME (2012). 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 9 ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS Environment Waters of the United States In March 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (together the agencies) proposed to revise the definition of what constitutes a “waters of the United States” or WOTUS. If adopted, it would be the first change to the definition since 1986. More than one million comments were filed on the WOTUS rule, including by NPC, during the public comment period that closed in November 2014. The agencies issued the final rule in June 2015. Critics of the WOTUS Final Rule believe that comments on the proposed rule were largely ignored by the agencies and that the final rule is in fact more onerous than the proposed rule. The agencies continue to argue that the rule does not significantly expand what is currently considered WOTUS and will not significantly impact agriculture. The agencies are also saying that if you do not need a permit now, you will not need a future one. Efforts in Congress are under way to invalidate the final rule. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) has introduced S. 1140, The Federal Water Quality Protection Act, which currently has 41 cosponsors. Worker Protection Standard In March 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first revisions to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) since its creation in 1992. The WPS is aimed at reducing the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. If adopted as proposed, the new WPS would require increased training frequency, notification requirements, and additional recordkeeping. The comment period for the WPS proposal is now closed. NPC submitted comments in August 2014 expressing concerns with the proposed rule highlighting EPA’s estimate of understated costs to farmers, yet overstated benefits to farmworkers. NPC is concerned that the additional financial burden of the proposed regulation on farmers is unnecessary without the corresponding benefit to farmworkers. Last month, EPA indicated that a final rule is expected to be published in late summer or early fall of 2015. 10 National Potato Council Spray Drift In October 2014, EPA announced its long-awaited Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program. The voluntary program is intended to encourage chemical companies to test their products for drift reduction potential and have the drift reduction data verified by EPA. Use of the approved DRTs could result in fewer restrictions on the usage of certain pesticides. Label changes reflecting the program’s impact could be seen as early as the fall of 2015. NPC remains committed to the availability of essential crop protection tools and to that end will continue to work closely with EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs and chemical registrants to support a science-based registration and registration review process. Trade Mexico – Fresh Access In 2003, the United States and Mexico signed a market access agreement to allow exports of fresh potatoes to Mexico. For the first time, potatoes could be exported from all U.S. states to Mexico based on a shipment freedom approach which certifies the pest freedom of individual loads. A June 2014 court ruling suspended the rules established by Mexican authorities to allow potato imports from the United States to any areas of Mexico beyond the 26-kilometer border zone. The lawsuit was filed by various potato interests in Mexico including the National Confederation of Potato Producers (CONPAPA), which argued that the U.S. potatoes had the potential to negatively affect Mexican growers, crops, and plant health. CONPAPA’s arguments that U.S. potatoes posed a pest and disease threat to Mexican crops are not based on science. An international panel of plant pest experts commissioned by both governments had previously concluded that NPC Year in Review Mexico – Trucking Issue president usually commits to greater consultation with members of Congress. Without TPA, the process of negotiating complex agreements and obtaining Congressional approval is very difficult. In June 2015, after a contentious process that required a coalition of centrist, pro-trade Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate, TPA was approved. Approval of TPA clears the way for trade deals including the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be completed and considered by Congress. The potato industry strongly supported the approval of TPA. In October 2014, the U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Pilot Program ended and participating carriers received standard operating authority. The obligation to allow Mexican trucks to operate in the U.S. was a part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is reviewing the pilot program data, but has also indicated that permanent operating authority for Mexican carriers crossing into the United States will not be revoked for non-safety related reasons. ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS appropriate mitigation measures would allow potato trade between the U.S. and Mexico to occur. Mexican federal plant health authorities incorporated the international panel recommendations on mitigation measures into the published rules allowing shipments. NPC is working with U.S. shippers to become parties to the lawsuits in Mexico. Both science and the track record of successful shipments from the U.S. to Mexico confirm the safety of potato trade between the two countries. As of December 2014, DOT reported 27,915 border crossings yielding 5,456 inspections on over 50 carriers, significantly exceeding the goals of the pilot program. DOT reviewed the data from the pilot program and subsequently made the program permanent. Trade Promotion Authority Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also called fast-track authority, allows the president to negotiate trade agreements with the assurance that such an agreement will receive consideration by Congress within a specific window of time, usually 90 days, and without amendment. In exchange for such authority, which enables the president’s administration to negotiate the strongest deals, the 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 COOL Trade Dispute Canada and Mexico filed a World Trade Organization (WTO) case arguing the Country of Origin Labeling requirements on meat and poultry violated international trade rules and unfairly disadvantaged Canadian producers. A series of decisions by the WTO favoring Canada and Mexico allows those countries to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods as early as fall 2015. Canada has indicated that U.S. frozen potato products will likely be targeted for tariffs. Mexico included U.S. frozen potato products in the retaliation imposed based on the NAFTA trucking dispute. To avoid the imposition of the retaliatory tariffs, Congress must either repeal or repair the COOL law for meat and poultry. The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a bill to repeal COOL for meat and poultry. In the Senate there is no consensus on whether to repeal or repair COOL. NPC supports immediate action by Congress, either repeal or repair that will avoid the imposition of tariffs. 11 ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS Federal Nutrition Policy 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) was a panel of nutrition experts selected in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). DGAC’s purpose was to submit a report to USDA and HHS as a basis for those agencies to formulate the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) to be issued in late 2015. The DGA’s form the basis for federal nutrition and feeding programs. The DGAC delivered their report to USDA and HHS in late 2014. The DGAC report and recommendations were generally favorable or neutral toward the role of potatoes in the diet. The report received strong criticism from agriculture groups for including recommendations on agriculture production systems and sustainability. These were believed by many, including some members of Congress, to be beyond the scope of the committee’s charge. Child Nutrition Reauthorization The Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) legislation must be reauthorized by Congress in 2015. CNR sets the guidelines for federal feeding and nutrition programs, including school lunch, school breakfast, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program). SNAP funding is currently over $80 billion and represents 80 percent of USDA’s budget. SNAP is often the focus of efforts to reduce federal spending and to limit SNAP participant’s access to “unhealthy” foods. The previous CNR, which was passed in 2010, titled the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act 12 National Potato Council (HHFKA), and championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, spawned a number of school meal standards that continue to be a source of controversy. The proposal to significantly limit the consumption of starchy vegetables in schools, which was eventually turned back by Congress after the significant efforts of NPC, was a product of HHFKA. In 2015, under Republican leadership, it is expected that Congress will take a less prescriptive approach to the CNR. Implementation by USDA will continue to be vital to the impact of nutrition standards on consumption of fruits and vegetables, including potatoes, in schools. NPC is working with the industry, consumer advocacy, and congressional allies to assure that decisions on eligibility for federal feeding and nutrition programs are based on the nutritional requirements of eligible participants and the nutritional value of the food. Immigration Executive Action In November 2014, President Obama announced that he would take executive action regarding immigration. As a result of his action, about 3.5 million immigrants in the United States without documentation will be able to apply to legally remain in the country for an initial period of up to three years. The president’s action was politically polarizing and has resulted in significant immigration-related policy and funding battles within Congress so far in 2015. The executive actions are also being challenged in court. As a result, the opportunity to pass comprehensive immigration reform in Congress has been reduced. The Senate is unlikely to consider any immigration proposals until the House acts. The House Republican leadership favors addressing the immigration issues piece by piece. In early 2015, the House Judiciary Committee approved mandatory E-Verify without consideration of addressing the needs of Agriculture. The potato industry opposes efforts to implement mandatory E-Verify until a comprehensive approach to the agriculture labor shortage is included in the legislation. ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS 2015 Resolutions of the National Potato Council I. GENERAL POLICY The National Potato Council shall represent the interests of all U.S. potato producers. It shall be the Council’s responsibility to promote the interests of the potato industry by bringing the various and several production areas and marketing interests together for mutual consideration of common problems. Whenever issues arise which would affect the interests of the potato producer, the National Potato Council would determine whether to take a position on the issue. Since it is the desire of the Council to follow the wishes of the majority of the potato growers on all such issues, it is important that the Directors give due consideration to the policy position of the Council as represented by the resolutions adopted at the most recent annual meeting. In the absence of a stated policy position, your Council will act in what it believes is the best overall interest of this industry. These resolutions and the policy stated herein are the position of the National Potato Council and subject to change on an interim basis by the Directors, and to change at each annual meeting by the Delegates of the National Potato Council. The diligence with which the Council organization pursues any issue shall be based on its relative importance and urgency to the potato industry and the potato producer. II. PUBLIC INTEREST RESOLUTION A-1: EXPANDED POTATO USAGE BE IT RESOLVED, that the National Potato Council work with the United States Potato Board to fully inform and familiarize the general public on the nutritional value of the potato and strive to expand consumption of potatoes by the general public including all public and private feeding programs; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council continue to encourage USDA to purchase potatoes for school feeding programs, WIC, public, private and for other food program recipients through the “bonus buy” system. RESOLUTION A-2: AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS WHEREAS, the economic welfare of the U.S. and the prosperity and well-being of its citizenry rest upon the continued participation of this country in expanded fair trade with other countries of the world, and since the balance of trade has a direct bearing on the value of the dollar, and since 14 National Potato Council agricultural products represent one of the principal areas in which our volume of trade can be maintained or increased; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council strongly opposes any inappropriate action by the federal government to curb, control, or otherwise restrict exports of agricultural commodities through measures such as embargoes; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council urge the Administration and the Federal Reserve Bank to address any imbalance of currency exchange rates that adversely impact or restrict trade. RESOLUTION A-3: WORLD HUMAN NUTRITION WHEREAS, the nutritional value of potatoes is one of great importance to the diet of the peoples of the world and producers of potatoes in the U.S. have the capability of producing an abundant supply of this staple commodity and the food processing industry of the U.S. has the capacity to put potatoes in a form to be easily shipped, stored, and reconstituted for human consumption; and such fresh and processed food could be used to feed many more people in underdeveloped nations who are starving or lacking the necessary food to sustain their health and strength; and WHEREAS, potatoes are proven to be one of the most complete and nutritious, single-food products available for human consumption and are on the approved list of foods available as part of the PL-480 Food for Peace, McGovern-Dole, and the Food for Progress Programs; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council urge the United States and other countries of the world to utilize more potatoes in all programs feeding developing countries and famine-stricken areas of the world. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council continue its efforts to keep potatoes on the list of available foods in all world feeding programs and continue to encourage additional purchases of potato products by private voluntary organizations under all Food Aid Programs; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council continues to participate in the various Food Aid programs. RESOLUTION A-4: RIGHT TO WORK WHEREAS, the National Potato Council believes it is the fundamental right of any individual to work when and where he wants without being required to join, support or subscribe to any particular organization; and THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council actively oppose any legislation, either federal or state, that would deny the individual the right to work. RESOLUTION A-5: YOUTH LABOR IN AGRICULTURE WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Labor has put forth regulatory proposals that would have expanded a number of existing hazardous occupation orders as they pertain to the employment of workers under the age of 16 on farms and ranches; and WHEREAS, the regulatory proposals would have potentially limited the ability for workers under the age of 16 to work on farms including their family’s farm; and WHEREAS, the regulatory proposals would have dramatically restricted the ability for workers under the age of 16 to work with common farm equipment and animals; and WHEREAS, many U.S. farms and ranches are multi-generational, family operations that rely upon labor of all ages; and THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council actively oppose any federal legislation or regulation that would further restrict workers under the age of 16 from working in agriculture. RESOLUTION A-6: BUREAU OF RECLAMATION AGING INFRASTRUCTURE WHEREAS, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation constructed over 600 dams and reservoirs that provide recreation and wildlife habitat, thousands of miles of canals that deliver water to 31 million people, provide irrigation for over 10 million acres of farmland, and has 58 hydroelectric power plants that produce over 40 billion kilowatts; and WHEREAS, most of these facilities have exceeded their 50 year life expectancy and are in need of major rehabilitation. All maintenance and operational costs are the responsibility of the local water users but ownership of these facilities often residues with the federal government. This makes it very difficult for local water groups to privately finance rehabilitation since they cannot use these facilities as equity for financing; and WHEREAS, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation does not have a viable program which enables water users to modernize or rehabilitate their projects and payoff those costs over time under reasonable terms and conditions; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council urge Congress to establish a workable loan guarantee program that can be utilized by local irrigation districts to privately finance modernization and rehabilitation of their local water delivery systems. Issues & Resolutions III. INFORMATION — STATISTICS — COMMUNICATION WHEREAS, the USDA/NASS performs some important data collection services in cooperation with producers who consent to provide acreage inventory and other data; and WHEREAS, the USDA/NASS conducts the Census of Agriculture every five years that is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county in the United States; and WHEREAS, participation in the Census of Agriculture is required by law, and that same law protects the confidentiality of all individual responses; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council reaffirms its endorsement of the NASS and urges growers to participate in potato acreage and inventory surveys, including production inputs, so that the information gathered and analyzed is as complete and representative as possible. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council encourages all U.S. potato growers to participate in the Census of Agriculture. IV. TRADE RESOLUTION C-1: MARKET ACCESS PRIORITIES WHEREAS, the National Potato Council seeks liberalized and fair access for U.S. fresh and processed potato exports to all foreign markets, and particularly to the fast-growing markets of Asia and Latin America; and WHEREAS, high tariffs, restrictive tariff-rate quotas, trade-distorting foreign subsidies, and scientifically unjustified phytosanitary restrictions continue to restrict and impede access for U.S. potato exports; and WHEREAS, the National Potato Council has actively supported U.S. bilateral and regional free trade agreements that eliminate or substantially reduce tariffs and other market access barriers impeding exports of U.S. fresh and processed potatoes; and WHEREAS, the National Potato Council has supported the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations under the World Trade Organization on the basis that those negotiations seek liberalized access for U.S. potato exports to developed and developing country markets and enforceable sanitary and phytosanitary rules based on sound scientific principles; 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 RESOLUTION C-3: TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY RESOLUTION C-2: IMPORTED POTATOES FOR SEED RESOLUTION C-5: MAXIMUM RESIDUE LEVELS (MRLS) WHEREAS, the U.S. potato industry is dependent upon quality seed; and WHEREAS, the movement of potato pests can occur by seed transmission; and WHEREAS, the movement of these potato pests hinder the ability of the U.S. seed industry to provide the quality of seed needed by the industry; and WHEREAS, it is general practice in the United States to require inspection at shipping point for certified seed potatoes; and WHEREAS, the MOU establishing the State National Harmonization Program for Seed Potatoes (SNHP) has been ratified by the majority of seed-producing states and that program mandates inspection at shipping point for all interstate seed shipments; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council directs USDA/APHIS to require inspection at the shipping point equivalent to that in the SNHP for seed potatoes shipped to the U.S. from Canada. WHEREAS, many countries are establishing their own national pesticide Maximum Residue Level (MRL) systems to promote responsible use of pesticides domestically and to promote food safety; and WHEREAS, this trend is likely to continue; and WHEREAS, many of these countries are key export markets for U.S. potato products; and WHEREAS, U.S. potato suppliers are being asked by foreign governments and importers to meet these new residue standards; and WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the U.S. potato industry to have new foreign potato MRLs established at levels harmonized with U.S. potato MRLs; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council will work with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), chemical registrants, and foreign governments to seek to establish foreign potato MRLs at levels that do not hinder U.S. potato exports. WHEREAS, the U.S. potato industry is a major global exporter of potatoes and potato products, and WHEREAS, other competing potato producing countries are quickly negotiating Free Trade Agreements that give them a competitive advantage over U.S. products in global markets, and WHEREAS, U.S. potato producers will be at risk of losing substantial market share if our government cannot effectively and quickly continue to negotiate Free Trade Agreements. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council urges Congress to quickly approve Trade Promotion Authority for the Administration so that the Administration can negotiate fair and equitable trade agreements so that the U.S. potato industry remains competitive in global export markets. ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS RESOLUTION B-1: PRODUCER PARTICIPATION IN USDA SURVEYS THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council continues to encourage the United States to participate in multilateral and bilateral and regional trade negotiations that seek liberalized and fair access for U.S. fresh and processed potato exports. To this end, the National Potato Council supports continuing multilateral trade negotiations in the World Trade Organization, and bilateral and regional free trade agreement negotiations with countries that offer meaningful market opportunities for U.S. potato products, provided those negotiations result in agreements that achieve substantial reductions in or the elimination of foreign tariffs, restrictive tariff-rate quotas, and trade-distorting subsidies affecting U.S. fresh and processed potato exports, and include strong disciplines to address scientifically unjustified phytosanitary restrictions on U.S. potato products; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council urges the Administration, including the United States Trade Representative and the Secretary of Agriculture, to aggressively enforce existing trade agreements, including agreements requiring strict adherence to scientifically justified phytosanitary measures; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council encourages the Administration, and the United States Trade Representative and the Secretary of Agriculture in particular, to work closely with the National Potato Council and its allied organizations to achieve the above priority trade objectives of the U.S. potato industry. RESOLUTION C-4: SEED POTATO SAMPLING PROTOCOL WHEREAS, the National Potato Council recommends that APHIS support a U.S./Canada sampling protocol consistent with the latest available science for all seed potatoes exported or imported between the two nations, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council further recommends that APHIS support the Independent International Science Panel PCN Guidelines. 15 V. LABOR RELATIONS ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS RESOLUTION D-1: IMMIGRATION REFORM WHEREAS, undocumented farm workers make up a significant portion of the agricultural labor force; and WHEREAS, the H-2A program does not provide an adequate supply of seasonal workers to meet the needs of agriculture; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council support comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would reform agricultural guest worker programs and allow undocumented workers who have been employed in agriculture to continue legally working in the U.S. agricultural industry. RESOLUTION D-2: LABOR DISPUTES WHEREAS, disruptions in shipping can have significant adverse impacts on all U.S. exports; and WHEREAS, the U.S. potato industry is heavily dependent on potato exports for its long-term growth and economic success; and WHEREAS, disruptions of exports represents a threat to economic national security; and WHEREAS, manmade disruptions caused by labor disputes should be avoided whenever possible; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that labor disputes causing labor shortages that would have an adverse effect in the shipping and marketing of U.S. potato products for export should be resolved as quickly as possible and require full engagement by all levels of the federal government. VI. LEGAL and RISK MANAGEMENT RESOLUTION E-1: POTATO CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM WHEREAS, the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) has initiated a potato crop insurance program; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work with the RMA to have a federal all-risk insurance program available to all potato producers on a “producer option” basis, with a yield determination to be set on an individual farm basis; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work with the RMA to explore implementation of an early generation certified seed potato option which allows for additional coverage for loss of certification and recertification of seed; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work with the RMA to create greater policy uniformity between growing regions 16 National Potato Council while recognizing regional scientifically supported differences; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council support RMA product development, which do not promote overproduction or waste, fraud and abuse of the Risk Management Program(s). VII. TRANSPORTATION RESOLUTION F-1: RAIL CARRIERS WHEREAS, lack of access to environmentallyfriendly, efficient rail service is a major concern of rail customers; since Congress passed the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, more than 40 mergers and consolidations have decreased the number of Class I railroads from over 40 to only seven. Four of these major railroads control more than 90 percent of the rail revenue and own over 90 percent of the country’s track miles; and WHEREAS, the lack of competition has increased captive shippers, raised rail rates, and has led to deterioration in service quality, leaving some potato shippers (and their consumers) captive to a single railroad; and WHEREAS, a barrier to competition in the rail industry is tie-in agreements between short line railroads and major railroads. These agreements prevent the short line from moving freight to or from any railroad other than the Class I railroad from which it is leasing its track; and WHEREAS, the Department of Justice has indicated to Congress that the failure to provide a rate to a competing railroad and “tie-in” agreements could be a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act; and WHEREAS, consolidation of rail carriers and track abandonment have resulted in a reduction of competition by railroads for shipments of perishable products; and WHEREAS, the rulings of the federal rail regulatory agency have not protected the interests of shippers from the anticompetitive impacts of mergers, captive shippers and unreasonable rate structures; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council support actions by Congress to address the lack of competition and rate transparency in the rail industry; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the National Potato Council should collaborate with relevant organizations to assist in the passage of legislation to correct these unfair competition practices. RESOLUTION F-2: TRUCK TRANSPORTATION WHEREAS, truck weights are not consistent across the United States and these inconsistencies limit efficient transportation options for agriculture; and WHEREAS, many rural areas are truck dependent and need an increase in overall gross vehicle weight to 97,000 pounds on federal interstate highways on vehicles equipped with a sixth axle; and WHEREAS, increasing vehicle weights and adding axles will reduce fuel use and generate environmental benefits and the addition of a sixth axle to any tractor/semi-trailer will result in improved braking ability and a “softer footprint” on the highway through improved weight distribution; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council supports increased overall gross vehicle weight of at least 97,000 pounds on federal interstate highways; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the National Potato Council supports vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 97,000 pounds equipped with a sixth axle. VIII. ENERGY RESOLUTION G-1: FEDERAL POWER PROJECTS WHEREAS, various Administrations and Members of Congress have proposed selling the federal power projects that supply water and electricity to agriculture across the country; and WHEREAS, these projects are cost effective and are of great benefit to the public in general; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council opposes the sale of these projects to private industry. RESOLUTION G-2: RENEWABLE FUEL WHEREAS, deficit spending and trade deficits must be reduced; and WHEREAS, millions of new jobs would be created in America by activating the nation’s basic industries, specifically the agricultural industry to produce renewable fuels; and WHEREAS, the almost total reliance on fossil fuels to meet this nation’s energy needs is exhausting domestic petroleum supplies, thereby requiring increased imports; and WHEREAS, the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner burning renewable fuels like ethanol and biodiesel will be key in addressing the nation’s most pressing economic, environmental, and energy security issues; and WHEREAS, America has the most productive agricultural sector in the world with new opportunities for farmers to expand crop production, including trees and grasses for the conversion of crops and cellulosic biomass into renewable fuels; and Issues & Resolutions IX. ENVIRONMENT RESOLUTION H-1: ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT WHEREAS, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was enacted to ensure that endangered or threatened species and their habitats are protected; and WHEREAS, the National Potato Council supports a balanced scientific approach to the protection of endangered and threatened species and their habitat; and WHEREAS, the ESA has not been modified since it was enacted to reflect the current scientific understanding of species and habitat and the interpretation of the statute by the federal government, state governments, and the courts has precluded a common-sense approach to its implementation; and WHEREAS, the consultation process between the National Marine Fisheries Service and the National Wildlife Service (the Services) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as required by the ESA is inefficient, cumbersome, and confusing; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council support the enactment of legislation to reform the ESA; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the needed legislative changes should include: (1) Public hearings within each region affected should be held before the listing of a species as endangered or threatened; (2) Use of economic data and a peer review process prior to listing of the species; (3) Requirement of an economic impact study of all actions taken under the act that would perpetuate the existence of an endangered species; (4) Improvement of the relief mechanism by allowing the Secretary of the Interior to consult with private landowners and to issue general 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 incidental take permits for certain activities known to have minimal adverse effect on the listed species and by establishing an administrative process to compensate private property owners; (5) If findings determine that costs associated with a recovery plan are an unreasonable allocation of available resources, or if it is found that social or economic impacts in the area affected would be too great, the Secretary of the Interior may opt not to implement recovery plans; (6) Listings or designations of critical habitats which impair existing uses by right of public or private property would be defined as “private or public property takings” and be subject to just compensation; and (7) Clarification for the consultation requirements that would allow federal agencies to act on determinations made by their scientists without consultation with other agencies when the determination is made that an action will have minimal impact on a species. RESOLUTION H-2: FLOW AUGMENTATION WHEREAS, large volume water “summer spill” or “flow augmentation” programs in the ColumbiaSnake River system were initiated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service, requiring more than 10 million acre feet (MAF) of water annually from reservoirs for flow augmentation; and WHEREAS, more than a decade of research at the Washington Power Planning Council and University of Washington has shown that the NOAA Fisheries flow augmentation program, which increases summer spill and river flow through draw downs of reservoirs, has been ineffective and does not measurably impact fish survival; and WHEREAS, research and studies have also shown that ocean effects including water temperature, nutrients, and predation by humans and animals dramatically impact salmon mortality; and WHEREAS, technological improvements at hydro operations, such as fish friendly turbines, ladders and screens, have significantly reduced risk to fish runs; and WHEREAS, the “flow augmentation” program has never been clearly justified by NOAA Fisheries Service; and WHEREAS, the five year average annual cost of spilling this water over the dams is calculated at over $394 million due to the loss of power generation from diverting water from the turbines and the higher costs associated with purchasing replacement power from other sources; and WHEREAS, environmental groups have filed or are filing notice of intent to sue for even larger flows from upstream reservoirs which threaten to dry up several million acres of irrigated land; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council urges the Administration and Congress to halt or oppose the current NOAA Fisheries Service summer spill or flow augmentation program, as it offers no benefit to fish survival while creating unnecessary social and economic costs. RESOLUTION H-3: CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS WHEREAS, these domestic, renewable, and clean burning renewable fuels enhance the nation’s energy security and the environment of the planet; and WHEREAS, the greatly increased production of renewable fuels will stimulate the nation’s basic industries and the rural economy by bringing home the transportation fuels market and creating new jobs; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council requests the President, Congress, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, to support incentives so the nation’s transportation fuels can continue to be produced from renewable agricultural and biomass sources. WHEREAS, the United Nations Global Climate Change Treaty is currently being redrafted and discussions will be ongoing on many of the major issues that need to be addressed before an agreement can be reached on a draft treaty; and WHEREAS, the current emission reduction treaty would have applied stringent reductions by developed countries; and WHEREAS, the current emission reduction treaty does not apply similar reductions to developing countries; and WHEREAS, for the U.S. potato producer to have complied with such emission reductions may have increased the cost of fuel, electricity, fertilizer, and chemicals and would have created an increased cost of production to the producer and an increased cost of food to the consumer; and WHEREAS, the U.S. potato producers market potatoes and potato products globally, it would have placed the U.S. producer in an unfair marketing situation; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work with the Administration and the Congress to assure that any new treaty, climate change legislation or regulatory actions do not unduly burden U.S. potato growers; and that the U.S. potato industry continue to work diligently to conserve energy resources, utilize alternative energy sources and lessen greenhouse emissions on a voluntary basis in order to mitigate the need for any statutory or regulatory requirements. RESOLUTION H-4: SUSTAINABILITY / GAP AUDITS WHEREAS, there has been a proliferation of proposed audits for standards related to sustainability and good agricultural practices; and WHEREAS, the market will eventually, and may soon, demand such a standard; and WHEREAS, U.S. potato growers can be proactive and help drive the policy discussion around such a standard; WHEREAS, multiple standards can unnecessarily increase costs of compliance for U.S. potato growers; 17 ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council supports the pursuit of a single audit for sustainability standards and good agricultural practices. X. RESEARCH — TECHNOLOGY — DISEASE CONTROL RESOLUTION I-1: TECHNOLOGY/BIOTECHNOLOGY WHEREAS, the world’s standard of living and people’s diets have steadily improved through agricultural research and technological advancements such as the development of hybrid seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, animal vaccines, and better animal husbandry; and WHEREAS, biotechnology is the next frontier for major improvements in agricultural productivity, environmental safety, and nutritional quality; and WHEREAS, the prosperity of the U.S. potato and potato food processing industry depends largely on access to the latest technology to remain competitive in the global marketplace; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council supports biotechnology research and encourages the safe and steady development of biotechnology and the adoption of regulations and guidelines that encourages the research, d evelopment, and commercialization of biotechnologically-produced products; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council supports the efforts and research of new food technology which will diversify, develop, and expand further usage of potatoes and that will enhance nutritional value and develop new potato markets. RESOLUTION I-2: CERTIFIED SEED PROGRAMS WHEREAS, potato pests can place a severe hardship on the U.S. potato industry; and WHEREAS, these pests are often spread through the movement of seed potatoes from one place to another; and WHEREAS, certified seed can help reduce disease movement through careful monitoring of seed lots; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council use its educational resources to inform growers of the benefits of certified seed programs and encourage their adoption. RESOLUTION I-3: POTATO PRODUCTION RESEARCH WHEREAS, there is a continuing need for research work related to production problems in potatoes and the impact of production problems on product quality; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National 18 National Potato Council Potato Council support and otherwise assist the various production areas in developing pertinent production research on potatoes; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council pursue the concept of national research pertaining to quality whereby states, where possible, combine their research resources and coordinate the work carried out on common research problems; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work to ensure that the potato industry, which produces the nation’s largest vegetable crop, obtain a fairer share of federal research dollars. RESOLUTION I-4: AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY AND CHEMICALS WHEREAS, traditional agricultural chemicals and non-traditional control methods are critical to efficient crop production; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work actively to ensure the continued availability of currently registered products and encourage research in alternatives and new products. RESOLUTION I-5: LATE BLIGHT CONTROL WHEREAS, commercial and seed growers across the U.S. can suffer serious losses from late blight; and WHEREAS, new strains of late blight have been found in all states that produce potatoes; and WHEREAS, buyers of certified seed currently can obtain from seed growers and their state certification agencies the North American Certified Seed Potato Health Certificate, which contains all pertinent information on a particular seed lot; and WHEREAS, the state of knowledge with respect to the detection, biology of the pathogen, and epidemiology of the late blight prevents the establishment of reasonable tolerances or timely testing procedures for potato seed lots at shipping point; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work diligently with all interested parties including state and federal agencies to accomplish the following: (1) Encourage planting of certified seed; (2) Support mandatory measures to ensure the timely and effective elimination of cull piles; (3) Control sources of infection (i.e. fields, volunteers, gardens, other host carriers, retail distribution centers, and other possible sources); (4) Expanded research and education; (5) Enhanced disclosure of information; (6) Development of a national late blight screening program to include the following: a) screening prior to shipping on a voluntary basis, b) uniform protocol, c) secondary verification of testing protocol, and d) funding; (7) Develop a uniform rating system for late blight resistance for all seed varieties introduced into the U.S. potato industry or entering channels of commerce to include the following criteria: a) all testing to be done at a central location for consistent results prior to release, b) use of the most virulent strains in testing, c) both tuber and foliage should be rated, d) look for vehicles to assure compliance such as the Plant Variety Protection Act, state and/or federal certification, and inspection services; and (8) Pursue all other possible means to limit the impact of late blight. RESOLUTION I-6: LATE BLIGHT RESEARCH WHEREAS, the U.S. potato and tomato industries’ future is in peril due to a nationwide outbreak of aggressive strains of potato late blight; and WHEREAS, control of aggressive strains of potato late blight is predicated on an interdisciplinary effort of basic and applied research performed at land grant universities across the U.S.; and WHEREAS, the completion of the basic and applied research to control late blight requires adequate funding, coordination, and cooperation between the National Potato Council, USDA, EPA, the U.S. Congress, and the various land grant research institutions; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council supports funding for control of strains of late blight from the United States; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED upon Congressional appropriation that the USDA-NIFA IPM program be the administrator of the funds (under the guidance of the USDA-NIFA Potato Industry Working Group) and provide proper oversight on eradication research and overall progress of funded efforts. RESOLUTION I-7: GOLDEN NEMATODE QUARANTINE WHEREAS, an Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) quarantine has been in effect for over 50 years in identified locations in the state of New York; and WHEREAS, the quarantine has contained the pest to these locations; and WHEREAS, state university diagnostic labs and private labs routinely analyze soil samples to detect nematode populations; and Issues & Resolutions RESOLUTION I-8: QUARANTINE PEST COMPENSATION OR “SAFETY NET” PLAN WHEREAS, the Potato Cyst Nematode Globodera Pallida (PCN) has been discovered in the United States; and WHEREAS, the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of USDA and state authorities are to be congratulated for their quick response and hard work invested in delimiting the area with PCN and controlling further spread; and WHEREAS, the current system for controlling the spread of quarantine pests can actually encourage the spread of quarantine pests, rather than stopping it, due to the fact that growers found with a quarantine pest are penalized financially by regulations imposed to prevent the spread; and WHEREAS, growers need a “safety net,” or system of compensation, for losses incurred when a quarantine pest is discovered that will remove the penalty for its discovery and remove a disincentive for growers to report pest finds and participate in surveys; and WHEREAS, APHIS is working with states to conduct a national survey for PCN; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work with APHIS, other agencies, and Congress to implement a safety net, or compensation system, that will be effective in containing the spread of PCN or any new quarantine pest by removing the financial penalties currently imposed on growers; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council request that APHIS verifies that the nationwide PCN survey follow scientific standards. RESOLUTION I-9: QUARANTINE PEST SYSTEM REVIEW WHEREAS, the Potato Cyst Nematode Globodera Pallida (PCN) has been discovered in the United States; and WHEREAS, PCN is a quarantine pest; and WHEREAS, the discovery of a quarantine pest causes hardship on growers, thus discouraging par2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 ticipation in surveys and containment programs; and WHEREAS, the current system of quarantine pest management does not provide incentives for early detection, prevention and systematic approach to prevention, eradication or control as circumstances warrant; and WHEREAS, Canada, Mexico, and the United States have different systems in place for managing quarantine pest introductions and spread; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work for a comprehensive review of the U.S. quarantine pest management system in conjunction with Canada and Mexico, to harmonize standards, processes, and procedures and that steps should be taken to jointly work with Canada and Mexico to develop a workable tri-country management plan for any quarantine pest find; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council support a thorough evaluation and reform of the quarantine pest list and system for managing quarantine pests that will encourage a cooperative grower response. RESOLUTION I-10: IDAHO POTATO CYST NEMATODE ERADICATION PROGRAM WHEREAS, an Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) eradication program has been in effect for almost seven (7) years in identified locations in the state of Idaho; and WHEREAS, the Idaho program has contained the pest to these locations; and WHEREAS, state university diagnostic labs and private labs routinely analyze soil samples to detect nematode populations; and WHEREAS, no new Pallida Nematode populations have been reported outside of the regulated areas; WHEREAS, APHIS working in partnership with the Idaho Department of Agriculture and the University of Idaho have conducted an effective program to move toward eradication of the Pallida Nematode; BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council encourages USDA to fully fund the quarantine and eradication program for the Pallida Nematode in Idaho. XI. MARKETING AND POTATO INDUSTRY PROBLEMS We recognize that there are many existing conditions which adversely affect the overall welfare of the potato industry. Many of these problems are exclusive to the potato industry. Other problems affect all of agriculture. In the interest of stabilizing and strengthening both the potato industry and all of agriculture, we recommend and support the following resolutions: RESOLUTION J-1: POTATO MARKETS WHEREAS, the National Potato Council is keenly interested in promoting, protecting, and advancing the economic well-being of the potato producer, we recognize that all markets for potatoes are important and should be preserved, protected; and if possible, expanded; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work diligently to protect and defend all existing markets for fresh, seed, frozen, and other potatoes and strive to develop new markets, both foreign and domestic. ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS WHEREAS, no new Golden Nematode populations have been reported outside of the quarantine areas; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council commend APHIS, particularly the personnel at the Avoca, NY lab, and further commend Cornell University for their diligent efforts which resulted in the successful quarantine of Golden Nematode; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council encourages APHIS to fully fund the quarantine program for Golden Nematode in New York. RESOLUTION J-2: FLEXIBLE ACREAGE WHEREAS, both the 1996 and 2002 Farm Bill prohibit the planting of potatoes on contract acreage without the loss of contract payment and the reduction of contract acres except under certain specific exemptions; and WHEREAS, the 2008 Farm Bill creates a pilot program to allow the planting of fruits and vegetables for processing on program acres; and WHEREAS, these contract payments and other government programs can inadvertently result in market distortion that can cause economic harm to U.S. potato farmers; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council strongly supports the discontinuation of any activity by the federal government that results in market distortion; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council supports the analysis of any economic impacts—intended or not—of any proposed federal agriculture support program prior to its implementation. RESOLUTION J-3: PACA RECEIVING PRACTICES WHEREAS, current PACA regulations permit a receiver to unload and take control of produce without accepting it; and WHEREAS, receiving practices detrimental to potato and vegetable producers have developed as a result; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council supports efforts to amend the PACA to correct this problem. RESOLUTION J-4: UNIFORMITY OF GRADES BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL SHIPPING, AND RECEIVING POINT INSPECTIONS WHEREAS, the potato industry has become more mechanized in harvesting, packaging, and shipping of potatoes; and WHEREAS, consumers require fresh potatoes that are consistent in appearance, quality, uniformity of size, and are bruise-free; and 19 ISSUES & RESOLUTIONS Issues & Resolutions WHEREAS, a variety of factors including dirt, rot, internal defects, greening, size, grading, bruising, and sampling methods can contribute to a lack of consistency in marketable product; and WHEREAS, the federal/state inspection services do not always reach the desired level of uniformity between individual inspectors, between shipping point and receiving point, and between states and regions; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work with the USDA to develop research and data on the problem of conditional defects to be included in the U.S. Grade Standards; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work with USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Inspections using the best available technology to implement increased uniformity of grades between individual inspectors and between shipping and receiving points throughout the United States. RESOLUTION J-5: RESEARCH, PROMOTION, AND QUALITY-CONTROL PROGRAMS WHEREAS, federal and state research, promotion, and quality control programs are important potato industry self-help programs benefiting both producers and consumers; and WHEREAS, such programs allow potato producers to collectively address industry issues of concern; and WHEREAS, other sources of federal and state assistance are diminishing due to budget pressures; and WHEREAS, such programs all contain provisions to allow producers to administratively seek redress of grievances; and WHEREAS, such programs are legitimate exercises of federal and state authority; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council continue to support federal and state research, promotion, and quality control selfhelp programs for the benefit of potato producers and consumers; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council strongly support the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which unequivocally upheld the constitutionality of these programs. RESOLUTION J-6: MARKETING ORDERS WHEREAS, federal marketing orders cover over 65 percent of the fall potatoes and over 15 percent of the summer potatoes produced in the United States. The primary feature of the marketing orders governing potatoes allows the use of grade and size regulations that must be met for all shipments under the order. By regulating the quality that can be shipped, these marketing orders help 20 National Potato Council keep inferior grades of potatoes from depressing the market for the entire crop. Equally as important these orders help to build consumer confidence as a constant supply of high-quality potatoes remain available throughout the year; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council strongly supports the continuation of federal marketing orders for potatoes as the quality provisions bring equal benefit to both producer and consumer. RESOLUTION J-7: POTATO EXPORT PROMOTION WHEREAS, the current Farm Bill reauthorized the Market Access Program (MAP) at a minimum level of $200 million a year beginning in Fiscal Year 2008; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council opposes any efforts to reduce the funding for this valuable promotion program; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council supports the permanent funding of MAP at a minimum of $200 million. XII. TAXES AND REGULATIONS RESOLUTION K-1: FEDERAL TAX CODE WHEREAS, U.S. potato growers compete in a global marketplace; and WHEREAS, input costs for U.S. potato growers are constantly increasing, resulting in lower profit margins; and WHEREAS, the current tax structure is heavily weighted on assets like farmland which is at a historically high level of value; and WHEREAS, responsible tax reforms are needed to keep potato producers competitive; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council supports tax reform that enhances the competitiveness of the U.S. potato industry in the global marketplace, including lower overall tax rates, the permanent repeal of estate taxes; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council strongly opposes any increase in capital gains taxes. RESOLUTION K-2: FEDERAL REGULATIONS WHEREAS, U.S. potato growers compete in a global marketplace; and WHEREAS, the regulatory burden on farmers in the United States is increasing; and WHEREAS, the economic impact of an excessive regulatory agenda can be significantly negative for U.S. potato growers and make it more difficult to be competitive in a global marketplace; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council supports a responsible regulatory structure in the United States; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council supports full transparency of the economic impact of proposed regulations on U.S. potato farmers. XIII. QUALITY AND FOOD SAFETY The National Potato Council is greatly concerned with the overall appearance and quality of potatoes found in the fresh retail markets. Satisfying the needs of the consumer is critical to the continued success of the potato industry. We recognize that the consuming public expects and is entitled to purchase produce that is clean and has a fresh appearance. RESOLUTION L-1: IMPORT INSPECTIONS WHEREAS, increasing amounts of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables are being imported into the United States; and WHEREAS, fruits and vegetables offered to the consumer in U.S. stores must be consistent in adhering to federal standards for food safety; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council work diligently to ensure that fruits and vegetables imported into the United States are subject to adequate inspections to assure that they meet the same standards for chemical residue, grades, and packaging as is required of U.S. produce; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that fees for inspections for imported fruits and vegetables are assessed on the importer; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that penalties commensurate to those applied to U.S. growers be levied upon produce not meeting standards so set. RESOLUTION L-2: APHIS INSPECTIONS WHEREAS, that the National Potato Council strongly encourages USDA-APHIS to regulate the importation of plant material and associated growing median for the pathogen that causes brown rot of potato (Ralston solanacearum) from countries which are infested with the pathogen; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council recommends that the states survey seed lots in their winter test plots for PVYntn; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Potato Council request that USDA-APHIS formalize its relationship with state certification agencies with respect to seed export matters. RESOLUTION L-3: FOOD SAFETY PROGRAMS WHEREAS, Congress and Federal Agencies are considering revisions to the Food Safety Standards. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the National Potato Council encourages these programs be based on risk analysis and be commodity specific. 2015 Executive Committee President Dan Lake Lake Seed, Inc. 35822 Spring Creek Road Ronan, MT  59864 p: (406) 253-3638 e: spudman@ronan.net First Vice President and Vice President, Legislative and Government Affairs COMMITTEES Jim Tiede James Tiede Farms 2727 Tiede Allan Road #230 American Falls, ID  83211 p: (208) 221-3411 e: tiedefarms@gmail.com   Vice President, Environmental Affairs Dominic LaJoie LaJoie Growers 140 Adams Street Van Buren, ME 04785 p: (207) 868-2937 e: djlajoie1985@hotmail.com Vice President, Finance and Office Procedures Larry Alsum Alsum Farms N9083 County Highway EF Friesland, WI 53935 p: (920) 348-6700 e: larry.alsum@alsum.com Vice President, Grower and Public Relations Dwayne Weyers Aspen Produce, LLC P.O. Box 1179 Center, CO  81125 p: (719) 754-3464 e: aspen@aspenllc.com Vice President, Trade Affairs Cully Easterday Easterday Farms 1816 N. 20th Avenue Pasco, WA 99301 p: (509) 948-6431 e: cully@easterdayfarms.com Immediate Past President Randy Hardy Hardy Farms 1818 South 500 West Oakley, ID 83346 p: (208) 300-3680 e: hardy1@pmt.org 22 National Potato Council 2015 NPC Board of Directors The business affairs of the National Potato Council are managed by a Board of Directors. Board members are appointed by the Executive Committee from recommendations submitted by state potato grower organizations and hold office for one calendar year. California Idaho Maine Ed Staunton R.J. Andrus Brent Buck Colorado Clen Atchley Darrell McCrum Todd Gerratt Alan Moir Dean Gibson Michigan Staunton Farms 3725 Hill Road Tulelake, CA 96134 p: (541) 892-5263 e: staunton@cot.net Miguel Diaz Martinez Farms 0721 Lane 2 N. Alamosa, CO 81101 p: (719) 852-2498 e: dmiguel.md@gmail.com Bob Mattive Worley Family Farms 4015 E. County Road 6 N. Monte Vista, CO 81144 p: (719) 852-4097 e: bgmattive@gmail.com Roger Mix Mix Farms 0515 W. 9 Road N. Center, CO 81125 p: (719) 754-0117 e: mixfarms@gmail.com Mark Peterson Peterson Farms 5070 N. County Road 2 E. Monte Vista, CO 81144 p: (719) 852-5401 e: 5mpete78@gmail.com Harry Strohauer Strohauer Farms, Inc. 19595 WCR 50 LaSalle, CO 80645 p: (970) 284-6526 e: spudshs@aol.com Florida Danny Johns Blue Sky Farms P.O. Box 202 Hastings, FL 32145 p: (904) 692-5938 e: danny@bsffl.com Idahoan Foods, LLC 1758 Sage Hen Lane Idaho Falls, ID 83401 p: (208) 681-9988 e: rjandrus@idahoan.com Ashton Hi-Tech Seed 4054 E. 1330 N. Ashton, ID 83420 p: (208) 652-7370 e: clenandemma@idahovandals.com Ida Gold Farms 479 Riverside Drive Burley, ID 83318 p: (208) 312-8008 e: idagoldfarms@safelink.net Magic Valley Produce, Inc. P.O. Box 730 Paul, ID 83347 p: (208) 438-2995 e: dean@magicvalleyproduce.com Doug Hanks Hanks Farms, Inc. 1749 E. 400 N. St. Anthony, ID 83445 p: (208) 351-2653 e: hanksfarmsinc@gmail.com Jeff Harper Flying H Farms 1890 N. 5 E. Mountain Home, ID 83647 p: (208) 587-8716 e: jeff@flyinghfarms.net Klaren Koompin Koompin Farms 3010 McKinley Street American Falls, ID 83211 P: (208) 221-1317 e: idahofry59@yahoo.com Britt Raybould Raybould Brothers Farm 301 N. 1500 E. St. Anthony, ID 83445 p: (208) 419-0768 e: britt@raybouldbros.com Buck Farms 3722 W. Chapman Road Chapman, ME 04757 p: (207) 227-4816 e: bfkcmbuc@ainop.com County Super Spuds P.O. Box 660 Mars Hill, ME 04758 p: (207) 429-0928 e: darrell@countysuperspuds.com Moir Farms, LLC 360 Brown Road Woodland, ME 04736 p: (207) 551-5990 e: amoir@maine.rr.com Randy Styma R & E Farms 9886 M-65 Posen, MI 49776 p: (989) 766-2662 e: randldsty@hotmail.com Jason Walther Walther Farms 52944 U.S. 131 Three Rivers, MI 49093 p: (269) 279-2450 e: jwalther@waltherfarms.com Minnesota Justin Dagen Dagen Heritage Farms 1148 360 Avenue Karlstad, MN 56732 p: (218) 686-1734 e: jdagen@wiktel.com Peter Imle Pine Lake Wild Rice 47054 County Road 7 Gonvick, MN 56644 p: (218) 268-4499 e: pinelakewildrice@yahoo.com NPC Leadership Montana Oklahoma Sid Schutter Virgil Slagell Schutter Seed Farm, Inc. 3627 Wooden Shoe Road Manhattan, MT 59741 p: (406) 539-6478 e: sidschutter@gmail.com Triple S Farms Route 1, Box 132A Hydro, OK 73048 p: (405) 663-2913 e: meps@hintonet.net Nebraska Oregon Joe Thompson Daniel Chin Thompson Seed Potato 6541 Jefferson Road Alliance, NE 69301 p: (308) 760-6553 e: jthompson@bbc.net Jennifer Coombs-Kelly Jim Coombs Farms, LLC 16 Route 77 Elmer, NJ 08318 p: (856) 982-6162 e: jnnfrcmbs2@aol.com New York Ralph Child Childstock Farms 156 Child Road Malone, NY 12953 p: (518) 483-1239 e: childstockfarms@verizon.net North Carolina Chris Hopkins Black Gold Farms 2815 N. Gum Neck Road Columbia, NC 27925 p: (252) 796-4271 e: chris.hopkins@blackgoldpotato.com North Dakota Keith McGovern R.D. Offutt Company 700 S. 7th Street Fargo, ND 58104 p: (701) 261-3090 e: kmcgovern@rdoffutt.com Brian Vculek Brian Vculek Farms 222 Denver Drive Crete, ND 58040 p: (701) 753-7401 e: brian@cretefarm.com Ohio Todd Michael Michael Farms 4440 Prairie Road Urbana, OH 43078 p: (937) 484-3573 e: tmichael@michaelfarms.com Dan Walchli Walchli Farms 32907 E. Loop Road Hermiston, OR 97838 p: (541) 567-4300 e: dwalchli@eotnet.net Mark Ward ARM Ward Ranches 39183 Pocahontas Road Baker City, OR 97814 p: (541) 519-4644 e: mark.wardranches@gmail.com Pennsylvania David Masser Sterman Masser, Inc. P.O. Box 210 Sacramento, PA 17968 p: (570) 682-3709 e: dmasser@masserspuds.com South Dakota Milt Carter CSS Farms, Inc. 706 E. Airport Drive Watertown, SD 57201 p: (605) 886-2577 e: milt.carter@cssfarms.com Washington Jared Balcom Balcom & Moe, Inc. P.O. Box 968 Pasco, WA 99302 p: (509) 547-3383 e: jwbalcom@balcomandmoe.com Ellie Charvet Harvest Fresh Produce, Inc. P.O. Box 510 Othello, WA 99344 p: (509) 488-9655 e: echarvet@bossig.com 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 Nelson Cox Farms, LLC 7815 Road W 2 S.E. Warden, WA 98857 p: (509) 750-4700 e: nelsoncox@hotmail.com Mike Dodds Basic American Foods 538 Potato Frontage Road Moses Lake, WA 98837 p: (509) 760-2309 e: mdodds@baf.com Bob Halvorson R & R Halvorson, Inc. 211 S. 65th Avenue Yakima, WA 98908 p: (509) 952-0817 e: rhalvor888@aol.com Darrin Morrison Smith & Morrison Farms 19212 Morrison Road Mount Vernon, WA 98274 p: (360) 661-1566 e: dlmorrison@verizon.net Ted Tschirky Sand Ridge Farms, Inc. 260 Cemetery Road Connell, WA 99326 p: (509) 539-9461 e: tschirky@centurytel.net Wisconsin Larry Alsum Alsum Farms, Inc. N9083 Highway EF Friesland, WI 53935 p: (920) 348-6700 e: larry.alsum@alsum.com Jeremie Pavelski Heartland Farms, Inc. 907 3rd Avenue Hancock, WI 54943 p: (715) 249-5555 e: jpavelski@hfinc.biz Jim Wysocki Wysocki Produce Farm, Inc. 8550 Central Sands Road Bancroft, WI 54921 p: (715) 335-8060 e: jim.wysocki@rpespud.com NPC Past Presidents 1948 - 1950 1951 - 1953 1954 1955 - 1956 1957 - 1959 1960 1961 - 1962 1963 1964 - 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 - 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 - 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 S.A. Wathen E.J. Peters Sol Lavit W.B. Whiteley E. Perrin Edmunds John Bushee John Broome W.B. Camp, Jr. Claude Aunger Vernon James Roy Hirai Allan Larsen Headlee Wright Basil Fox Don Johnston Norman Falconer Merle Anderson Clarence Parr David Clark, Jr. Ed Stastny Obed Tweten Dell Raybould Louis Wysocki Bernard Shaw Herschel Heilig Gene Shaver Jerry Larson Doug Michael Thomas Ford Robert Sanders Larry Young Michael Cranney David Long Douglas Monter Richard Watt Ron Mack Lynn Olsen Wayne Maggio Jeff Raybould Nick Somers Gary Ball Chuck Gunnerson Allen Olberding Todd Michael Dave Warsh Keith Masser Dan Moss Jim Wysocki Don Sklarczyk Richard Polatis Ed Schneider Roger Mix Justin Dagen Steve Crane Randy Mullen Randy Hardy COMMITTEES New Jersey Chin Farms 17817 Cheyne Road Klamath Falls, OR 97603 p: (541) 798-5353 e: chinfarms@gmail.com Nelson Cox 23 2015 NPC Committees and Subcommittees Environmental Affairs Committee Dominic LaJoie (ME) – Chair Water and Endangered Species Subcommittee Jeremie Pavelski (WI) – Co-chair Ed Staunton (CA) – Co-chair Larry Alsum (WI) Clen Atchley (ID) Daniel Chin (OR) Doug Hanks (ID) Danny Johns (FL) Stacy Kniveton (WA) Darrell McCrum (ME) Lynn Olsen (WA) Mark Peterson (CO) Jeff Raybould (ID) Ben Sklarczyk (MI) Don Sklarczyk (MI) Nick Somers (WI) Harry Strohauer (CO) Randy Styma (MI) Dan Walchli (OR) Jim Wysocki (WI) Pesticide Resistance Management Working Group Miguel Diaz (CO) Segundo Diaz (CO) Todd Gerratt (ID) Doug Hanks (ID) Alan Moir (ME) Lynn Olsen (WA) Don Sklarczyk (MI) Finance & Office Procedures Committee Larry Alsum (WI) – Chair Ellie Charvet (WA) Nelson Cox (WA) Miguel Diaz (CO) Dean Gibson (ID) Robert Halvorson (WA) Danny Johns (FL) Mike Madsen (WA) Don Sklarczyk (MI) Steve Theobald (ID) Jordan Thomas (ID) Jason Walther (MI) Jim Wysocki (WI) Grower & Public Relations Committee Dwayne Weyers (CO) – Chair Jeremy Arnold (ID) Bill Brooks, Jr. (NJ) Brent Buck (ME) Ellie Charvet (WA) Jennifer Coombs-Kelly (NJ) Mike Dodds (WA) Danny Johns (FL) Nick Johnson (WA) Bob Mattive (CO) Alan Moir (ME) Darrin Morrison (WA) Britt Raybould (ID) Ben Sklarczyk (MI) Ed Staunton (CA) Harry Strohauer (CO) Louis Wysocki (WI) Sharon Wysocki (WI) Legislative & Government Affairs Committee Jim Tiede (ID) – Chair Jeremy Arnold (ID) Jared Balcom (WA) Brent Buck (ME) Milt Carter (SD) Ralph Child (NY) Jennifer Coombs-Kelly (NJ) Cameron Crump (WA) Justin Dagen (MN) Todd Gerratt (ID) Dean Gibson (ID) Robert Halvorson (WA) Doug Hanks (ID) Jeff Harper (ID) Danny Johns (FL) Klaren Koompin (ID) David Masser (PA) Bob Mattive (CO) Keith McGovern (ND) Todd Michael (OH) Roger Mix (CO) Alan Moir (ME) Darrin Morrison (WA) Jeremie Pavelski (WI) 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 Mark Peterson (CO) Mike Pink (WA) Britt Raybould (ID) Jeff Raybould (ID) Ed Schneider (WA) Sid Schutter (MT) Randy Styma (MI) Brian Vculek (ND) Jason Walther (MI) Mark Ward (OR) Jim Wysocki (WI) Louis Wysocki (WI) Disease Management and Seed Certification Subcommittee Miguel Diaz (CO) – Chair Clen Atchley (ID) Brent Buck (ME) Milt Carter (SD) Ralph Child (NY) Justin Dagen (MN) Segundo Diaz (CO) Jeff Harper (ID) Peter Imle (MN) Danny Johns (FL) Gary Mahany (NY) Roger Mix (CO) Darrin Morrison (WA) Mark Peterson (CO) Sid Schutter (MT) Ben Sklarczyk (MI) Don Sklarczyk (MI) Nick Somers (WI) Brian Vculek (ND) Dan Walchli (OR) Potato Industry Working Group Jim Tiede (ID) – Chair Brent Buck (ME) Jennifer Coombs-Kelly (NJ) Todd Gerratt (ID) Danny Johns (FL) Darrell McCrum (ME) Darrin Morrison (WA) Jeff Raybould (ID) Don Sklarczyk (MI) Research Proposal Subcommittee/ Time Zone Committee A.J. Bussan (WI) Jeff Harper (ID) Greg Harris (OR) Gary Mahany (NY) Risk Management Subcommittee Klaren Koompin (ID) – Chair Jared Balcom (WA) Danny Johns (FL) Darrell McCrum (ME) Todd Michael (OH) Roger Mix (CO) Alan Moir (ME) Jeremie Pavelski (WI) Dan Walchli (OR) Jason Walther (MI) Long Range Planning Committee Randy Hardy (ID) – Chair R.J. Andrus (ID) Brent Buck (ME) Danny Johns (FL) Dan Moss (ID) Allen Olberding (WA) Ed Schneider (WA) Don Sklarczyk (MI) Ed Staunton (CA) Jim Wysocki (WI) Trade Affairs Committee Cully Easterday (WA) – Chair Larry Alsum (WI) R.J. Andrus (ID) Brent Buck (ME) Ralph Child (NY) Nelson Cox (WA) Derek Davenport (WA) Todd Gerratt (ID) Dean Gibson (ID) Robert Halvorson (WA) Roger Hawley (WA) Danny Johns (FL) Nick Johnson (WA) Stacy Kniveton (WA) Klaren Koompin (ID) Frank Martinez (WA) Darrell McCrum (ME) Dan Moss (ID) Randy Mullen (WA) Mark Peterson (CO) Virgil Slagell (OK) Ted Tschirky (WA) Kim Wahlen (ID) Mark Ward (OR) COMMITTEES Jeremy Arnold (ID) Clen Atchley (ID) Jared Balcom (WA) Bill Brooks, Jr. (NJ) Brent Buck (ME) Rex Calloway (WA) Daniel Chin (OR) Miguel Diaz (CO) Segundo Diaz (CO) Doug Hanks (ID) Jeff Harper (ID) Chris Hopkins (NC) Peter Imle (MN) Danny Johns (FL) Klaren Koompin (ID) Darrell McCrum (ME) Keith McGovern (ND) Roger Mix (CO) Grant Morris (WA) Allen Olberding (WA) Lynn Olsen (WA) Jeremie Pavelski (WI) Ben Sklarczyk (MI) Don Sklarczyk (MI) Nick Somers (WI) Ed Staunton (CA) Harry Strohauer (CO) Joe Thompson (NE) Ted Tschirky (WA) Brian Vculek (ND) Dan Walchli (OR) Jason Walther (MI) Nick Somers (WI) Brian Vculek (ND) Jim Wysocki (WI) U.S.-Canada Subcommittee Dan Moss (ID) – Chair R.J. Andrus (ID) Ralph Child (NY) Justin Dagen (MN) Miguel Diaz (CO) Dominic LaJoie (ME) Sid Schutter (MT) Nick Somers (WI) Ted Tschirky (WA) Mark Ward (OR) U.S.-Mexico Subcommittee Dan Moss (ID) – Chair Larry Alsum (WI) R.J. Andrus (ID) Miguel Diaz (CO) Segundo Diaz (CO) Jeff Harper (ID) Danny Johns (FL) Frank Martinez (WA) Randy Mullen (WA) Mark Peterson (CO) Ted Tschirky (WA) Mark Ward (OR) 25 2015 State Voting Delegates George Crapo John Pocock The State Voting Delegates of the National Potato Council are nominated by individual potato producing states to serve as state representatives on NPC issues and policy resolutions. The number of State Voting Delegates allotted per state is based on potato production, with at least one vote allotted per potato producing state. Jared Fielding Britt Raybould Boyd Foster Jaren Raybould Jared Gehring Jeff Raybould Todd Gerratt Kevin Searle Dean Gibson Steve Theobald Doug Hanks Jordan Thomas Merrill Hanny Jim Tiede David Hansen Ritchey Toevs Gary Hansen Eric Wahlen Randy Hardy Jeffrey Walters Jeff Harper Shawn Walters Klaren Koompin Jonathan Webster Dwight Little Shane Webster Dan Nakamura Shawn Webster California Florida Ed Staunton Danny Johns Colorado Alan Jones COMMITTEES Tulelake, CA p: (541) 892-5263 e: staunton@cot.net Miguel Diaz Alamosa, CO p: (719) 852-2498 e: dmiguel.md@gmail.com Segundo Diaz Alamosa, CO p: (719) 852-2498 e: diaz@amigo.net Keith Holland Monte Vista, CO p: (719) 852-3128 e: keithholland@amigo.net Bob Mattive Monte Vista, CO p: (719) 852-4097 e: bgmattive@gmail.com Mike Mitchell Monte Vista, CO p: (719) 852-3060 e: mitch6@amigo.net Roger Mix Center, CO p: (719) 754-0117 e: mixfarms@gmail.com Kent Palmgren Center, CO p: (719) 850-2084 e: palmgrenlife@gmail.com Mark Peterson Monte Vista, CO p: (719) 852-8547 e: 5mpete78@gmail.com Sheldon Rockey Center, CO p: (719) 754-3744 e: rockeyfarm@hotmail.com Harry Strohauer LaSalle, CO p: (970) 284-6526 e: spudshs@aol.com Hastings, FL p: (904) 692-5938 e: danny@bsffl.com Parrish, FL p: (941) 538-2790 e: alanejones@verizon.net Arnold Mack Lake Wales, FL p: (863) 678-0000 e: mackpotato@yahoo.com Prim Parker Elkton, FL p: (904) 669-6200 e: parker33@windstream.net Idaho RJ Andrus Idaho Falls, ID p: (208) 681-9988 e: rjandrus@idahoan.com Jeremy Arnold Felt, ID p: (208) 456-2873 e: jarnold@silverstar.com Clen Atchley Ashton, ID p: (208) 652-3560 e: clenandemma@idahovandals.com Carl Ball Hamer, ID p: (208) 521-5286 e: carlball@ida.net Randy Bauscher Rupert, ID p: (208) 436-0292 e: randy@safelink.net Nick Blanksma Hammett, ID p: (208) 334-2350 nickblanksma@yahoo.com Michael Christensen Melba, ID p: (208) 573-9150 e: mcfarms@gmail.com Todd Cornelison Rexburg, ID p: (208) 356-4401 e: todd@idahopotato.cc 26 National Potato Council St. Anthony, ID p: (208) 313-6301 e: motaters@sunglo-idaho.com Shelley, ID p: (208) 357-7384 e: fieldingjared@gmail.com Rigby, ID p: (208) 745-6936 e: boydfoster1999@hotmail.com American Falls, ID p: (208) 226-5031 e: jared@gehringag.com Burley, ID p: (208) 312-8008 e: idagoldfarms@safelink.net Paul, ID p: (208) 438-2995 e: dean@magicvalleyproduce.com St. Anthony, ID p: (208) 351-2653 e: hanksfarmsinc@gmail.com Idaho Falls, ID p: (208) 357-3269 e: merrillhannyfarms@gmail.com Paul, ID p: (208) 678-8524 e: david@rodneyhansenfarms.com Rupert, ID p: (208) 431-4453 e: ghansen@pmt.org Oakley, ID p: (208) 300-3680 e: hardy1@pmt.org Mountain Home, ID p: (208) 599-4575 e: jeff@flyinghfarms.net American Falls, ID p: (208) 221-1317 e: idahofry59@yahoo.com Newdale, ID p: (208) 351-2592 e: spudfarmer2002@hotmail.com Idaho Falls, ID p: (208) 542-3708 e: dnakamura@idahoan.com Sugar City, ID p: (208) 201-2101 e: rayp@ida.net Idaho Falls, ID p: (208) 419-0768 e: britt@raybouldbros.com St. Anthony, ID p: (208) 356-6837 e: jaren@raybouldbros.com St. Anthony, ID p: (208) 624-3640 e: jeffr@ida.net Shelley, ID p: (208) 357-7646 e: kevin.searle@gpod.org American Falls, ID p: (208) 226-5069 e: steve@rgpotato.com Hamer, ID p: (208) 667-5800 e: jthomas13_97@hotmail.com American Falls, ID p: (208) 221-3411 e: tiedefarms@gmail.com Aberdeen, ID p: (208) 604-2599 e: rtoevs@juno.com Aberdeen, ID p: (208) 221-7550 e: ewahlen@pleasantvalleypotato.com Rexburg, ID p: (208) 458-4105 e: jeffreyw@waltersproduce.net Newdale, ID p: (208) 458-4451 e: shawnw@waltersproduce.net Rigby, ID p: (208) 745-6825 e: jonwebster@qwestoffice.net Rexburg, ID p: (208) 709-3508 e: swebster@ida.net Rexburg, ID p: (208) 313-0972 e: webstersc@ida.net 2015 Voting Delegates Lynn Wilcox Rexburg, ID p: (208) 356-7563 e: lynn@wilcoxfresh.com Jason Walther Three Rivers, MI p: (269) 279-2450 e: jwalther@waltherfarms.com New York Ralph Child Malone, NY p: (518) 483-1239 e: childstockfarms@verizon.net Maine Minnesota Brent Buck Justin Dagen Chris Hansen Karlstad, MN p: (218) 686-1734 e: jdagen@wiktel.com Bliss, NY p: (585) 322-7274 e: chrishansen@mccormickfarms.net Keith Doyen Matt Driscoll Gary Mahany East Grand Forks, MN p: (218) 773-1536 e: pmfarming@invisimax.com Arkport, NY p: (607) 295-7243 e: gmahany@verizon.net Gregg Garrison Jeff Edling North Carolina Chapman, ME p: (207) 227-4816 e: bfkcmbuc@ainop.com Mapleton, ME p: (303) 369-7783 e: keith@doyenfarms.com Keith LaBrie St. Agatha, ME p: (207) 543-6700 e: keith.labrie@myfairpoint.net Dominic LaJoie Van Buren, ME p: (207) 484-1414 e: djlajoie1985@hotmail.com Darrell McCrum Mars Hill, ME p: (207) 429-0928 e: darrell@countysuperspuds.com Mark Tarr Washburn, ME p: (207) 455-4390 e: marktarr@mfx.net Michigan Dennis Iott Kalkaska, MI p: (231) 258-8294 e: iottseed@wildblue.net Wayne Leep Martin, MI p: (269) 672-9436 e: wdleep@gmail.com Ben Sklarczyk Johannesburg, MI p: (989) 731-5452 e: bensklarczyk@frontier.com Don Sklarczyk Johannesburg, MI p: (989) 731-5452 e: don@ssfseedpotatoes.com Kevin Storm Three Rivers, MI p: (269) 279-2450 e: kevin.storm@waltherfarms.com Randy Styma Posen, MI p: (989) 766-2662 e: randldsty@hotmail.com Becker, MN p: (320) 249-9511 e: j4edling@sherbtel.net Brian Goenner Clear Lake, MN p: (320) 250-8900 e: goennerhome@me.com Gary Gray Clear Lake, MN p: (320) 743-2543 e: graypotatofarm@frontier.net Paul Gray Clear Lake, MN p: (320) 743-2543 e: pngray@frontiernet.net Peter Imle Gonvick, MN p: (218) 487-5759 e: pinelakewildrice@yahoo.com Gorman Johnson East Grand Forks, MN p: (218) 773-1534 Montana Dan Lake Ronan, MT p: (406) 253-3638 e: spudman@ronan.net Sid Schutter Manhattan, MT p: (406) 539-6478 e: sidschutter@gmail.com Nebraska Joe Thompson Alliance, NE p: (308) 760-6553 e: jthompson@bbc.net New Jersey Jennifer Coombs-Kelly Elmer, NJ p: (856) 982-6162 e: jnnfrcmbs2@aol.com 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 Jimmy Harrell Camden, NC p: (252) 335-4357 e: jimmyharrell@georgewoodfarms.com Chris Hopkins Columbia, NC p: (252) 796-4271 e: chris.hopkins@blackgoldpotato.com North Dakota Greg Campbell Grafton, ND p: (701) 352-3116 e: greg@tricampbellfarms.com David Fedje Hoople, ND p: (701) 657-2270 e: spudseed@polarcomm.com Gregg Halverson Grand Forks, ND p: (701) 772-2620 e: gregg.halverson@blackgoldpotato.com Carl Hoverson Larimore, ND p: (701) 343-6224 e: carl@hoversonfarms.com Keith McGovern Fargo, ND p: (701) 526-9660 e: kmcgovern@rdoffut.com Dave Moquist Crystal, ND p: (701) 520-1855 e: ocshulz@polarcomm.com Tim Myron Thompson, ND p: (701) 599-2924 e: tcmyron@gfwireless.com Nick Otto Crystal, ND p: (701) 657-2222 e: nickottoag@hotmail.com Park River, ND p: (701) 284-6703 e: mark_thom@hotmail.com Jeff Van Ray Pingree, ND p: (701) 285-3381 e: jvanray@daktel.com Brian Vculek Crete, ND p: (701) 753-7401 e: brian@cretefarm.com Ohio Todd Michael Urbana, OH p: (937) 484-3573 e: tmichael@michaelfarms.com Oklahoma Virgil Slagell COMMITTEES Presque Isle, ME p: (207) 769-5061 Mark Thompson Hydro, OK p: (405) 663-2913 e: meps@hintonet.net Oregon Troy Betz Hermiston, OR p: (541) 567-6410 e: tbetz@basingold.com Daniel Chin Klamath Falls, OR p: (541) 281-7570 e: dchin@wongpotatoes.com Rob Lane La Grande, OR p: (541) 786-5263 e: rob@lanefarms.com Marty Myers Boardman, OR p: (541) 481-2824 e: gsunjar1@aol.com Jeff Urbach Sherwood, OR p: (503) 625-2540 e: jeffurbach@gmail.com Robert Wagstaff Nyssa, OR p: (541) 372-2497 e: robkim7@hotmail.com Dan Walchli Hermiston, OR p: (541) 567-4300 e: dwalchli@eotnet.net John Walchli Hermiston, OR p: (541) 567-3735 e: buffalogal@eotnet.net 27 2015 Voting Delegates Weston Walker Matthew Funk Paul Morris Tony Wisdom Mark Ward Heath Gimmestad Darrin Morrison Wisconsin Merrill, OR p: (541) 723-2600 e: westonw@golddustfarms.com Baker City, OR p: (541) 519-4644 e: mark.wardranches@gmail.com Pennsylvania David Masser COMMITTEES Sacramento, PA p: (570) 682-3709 e: dmasser@masserspuds.com South Dakota Milt Carter Watertown, SD p: (605) 886-2577 e: milt.carter@cssfarms.com Washington Jared Balcom Pasco, WA p: (509) 948-9752 e: jwbalcom@balcomandmoe.com Blake Bennett Pasco, WA p: (509) 544-9066 e: blake@tcproduce.com Kevin Bouchey Toppenish, WA p: (509) 865-5136 e: kevin.bouchey@gmail.com Rex Calloway Quincy, WA p: (509) 750-0154 e: rcalloway14@gmail.com Ellie Charvet Pasco, WA p: (509) 331-8810 e: echarvet@bossig.com Nelson Cox Warden, WA p: (509) 750-4700 e: nelsoncox@hotmail.com Derek Davenport Pasco, WA p: (509) 222-0932 e: derek@alliedpotatonw.com Mike Dodds Moses Lake, WA p: (509) 760-2309 e: mdodds@baf.com Jody Easterday Pasco, WA p: (509) 521-5064 e: jody@easterdayfarms.com 28 National Potato Council Prosser, WA p: (509) 832-2492 e: matt.funk@mercercanyons.com Moses Lake, WA p: (509) 750-2655 e: heath@scml.us Kristi Gunderson Burlington, WA p: (360) 757-6771 e: kristi@knutzenfarms.com Robert Halvorson Yakima, WA p: (509) 952-0817 e: rhalvor888@aol.com Karen Halvorson-Johnson Yakima, WA p: (509) 969-2085 e: eiger13@aol.com Roger Hawley Bellingham, WA p: (360) 791-3457 e: hawleyfarms@frontier.com Larry Jensen Mount Vernon, WA p: (360) 770-5133 e: larry@valleypridesales.com Stacy Kniveton Pasco, WA p: (509) 430-5640 e: stacykniveton@yahoo.com Thomas MacKay Kennewick, WA p: (509) 737-1195 e: tmackay@agrinw.com Mike Madsen Plymouth, WA p: (509) 948-5826 e: mmadsen@agrinw.com Frank Martinez Moses Lake, WA p: (509) 989-0033 e: svf51@hotmail.com Konnie McCutchin Burlington, WA p: (360) 757-6771 e: konnie@knutzenfarms.com Doug Moore East Wenatchee, WA p: (509) 787-1186 e: douglasmoore1@mac.com John Morris Ephrata, WA p: (509) 787-5009 e: jtmundane@aol.com Ephrata, WA p: (509) 760-1819 e: pmorris@aspeedynet.net Mt. Vernon, WA p: (360) 428-6964 e: dlmorrison@frontier.net Allen Olberding Pasco, WA p: (509) 727-2504 e: oseedlcf@aol.com Lynn Olsen Othello, WA p: (509) 989-0202 e: ljolsen@cbnn.net Mike Pink Mesa, WA p: (509) 539-9271 e: pinkfarm.md@gmail.com James Reimann George, WA p: (509) 750-4326 e: hrfarms@aspeedynet.net Larry Schaapman Quincy, WA p: (509) 787-5962 e: lscaapy@gmail.com Ed Schneider Pasco, WA p: (509) 539-2711 e: edrschneider@gmail.com Doug Skone Warden, WA p: (509) 750-2425 e: skone@smwireless.net John Stahl Ritzville, WA p: (509) 760-2299 e: john_stahlfarms@me.com John Thulen Mt. Vernon, WA p: (360) 424-1341 e: john@pioneerpotatoes.com Ted Tschirky Pasco, WA p: (509) 539-9461 e: ted.tschirky@gmail.com Ann Van Dyke Quincy, WA p: (509) 787-5613 e: annvandyke@blakalpacking.com Jake Wardenaar Royal City, WA p: (509) 545-4161 e: jake@basingold.com Mt. Vernon, WA p: (360) 708-5474 e: tony@skagitvalleyfarm.com Larry Alsum Friesland, WI p: (920) 348-6700 e: larry.alsum@alsum.com Richard Beggs Stevens Point, WI p: (715) 544-6073 e: reblacres@yahoo.com Andy Diercks Coloma, WI p: (715) 228-3031 e: andy.colomafarms@gmail.com Steve Diercks Coloma, WI p: (715) 228-3031 e: cffarms@uniontel.net Mark Finnessy Plover, WI p: (715) 344-2526 e: mark@okray.com Ron Mach Antigo, WI p: (715) 623-5882 e: rmach73@gmail.com Jeremie Pavelski Hancock, WI p: (715) 249-5555 e: jpavelski@hfinc.biz Eric Schroeder Antigo, WI p: (715) 623-2689 e: eric@sbfi.biz John Schroeder Antigo, WI p: (715) 623-2689 e: johnt@sbfi.biz Nick Somers Stevens Point, WI p: (715) 592-4926 e: nsomers@wi-net.com Kirk Wille Custer, WI p: (715) 498-1900 e: kirk.wille@rpespud.com Jim Wysocki Bancroft, WI p: (715) 335-8060 e: jim.wysocki@rpespud.com State Potato Grower Organizations California Kern Produce Shippers Association P.O. Box 98 Edison, CA 93220 contact: Tom Franconi p: (661) 366-5721 e: mazzfran@sbcglobal.net Tulelake Growers Association P.O. Box 338 356 Main Street Tulelake, CA 96134 contact: Iva Rogers p: (530) 667-5214 e: tgatopromoteag@cot.net MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS United Potato Growers of the Klamath Basin P.O. Box 523 Merrill, OR 97633 contact: Ed Staunton p: (541) 892-5263 e: stauntoned@gmail.com w: www.unitedpotatokb.com Western Growers Association 17620 Fitch Street Irvine, CA 92614 contact: Matt McInerney p: (949) 885-2263 e: mmcinerney@wga.com w: www.wga.com Colorado Colorado Potato Administrative Committee Area II Delaware Potato Board Delaware Department of Agriculture 2320 S. Dupont Highway Dover, DE 19901 contact: Philip Towle p: (302) 698-4500 e: philip.towle@state.de.us Florida North Florida Growers Exchange P.O. Box 655 4805 County Road 13 Elkton, FL 32033 contact: Danny Johns p: (904) 692-5938 e: danny@bsffl.com P.O. Box 348 1305 Park Avenue Monte Vista, CO 81144 contact: Jim Ehrlich p: (719) 852-3322 e: jehrlich@coloradopotato.org w: www.coloradopotato.org South Florida Potato Growers Exchange Colorado Potato Administrative Committee Area III Idaho P.O. Box 1774 528 7th Street Greeley, CO 80632 contact: Lola Mundt p: (970) 352-5231 e: cpaciii@msn.com United Fresh Potato Growers of Colorado 101 Adams Street P.O. Box 269 Monte Vista, CO 81144 contact: Lyla Davis p: (719) 852-2144 e: unitedpotatoco@qwestoffice.net w: www.unitedpotatoco.com 30 Delaware National Potato Council 611 N. Wymore Road, Suite 212 Winter Park, FL 32789 contact: Mike Hevener p: (407) 865-6303 e: flspuds@cfl.rr.com Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Committee 3670 S. 25th East, Suite 3 Idaho Falls, ID 83404 contact: Travis Blacker p: (208) 360-9560 e: potatocommittee@gmail.com Idaho Grower Shippers Association P.O. Box 51100 3670 S. 25th East, Suite 3 Idaho Falls, ID 83404 contact: Mark Klompien p: (208) 529-4400 e: mklompien@idahoshippers.org w: www.idahoshippers.org Idaho Potato Commission 661 S. Rivershore Lane, Suite 230 Eagle, ID 83616 contact: Pat Kole p: (208) 334-2350 e: patrick.kole@potato.idaho.gov w: www.idahopotato.com United Potato Growers of Idaho 6109 S. Yellowstone Hwy Idaho Falls, ID 83402 contact: Rick Shawver p: (208) 535-8500 e: rick.shawver@unitedpotato.com w: www.unitedpotato.com Kansas See: Texas – United Southwest Potato Growers of America Maine Agricultural Bargaining Council 744 Main Street, Suite 6 Presque Isle, ME 04769 contact: Dana Wright p: (207) 764-3380 e: danc.abc@myfairpoint.net Maine Potato Board 744 Main Street, Room 1 Presque Isle, ME 04769 contact: Don Flannery p: (207) 769-5061 e: flannery@mainepotatoes.com w: www.mainepotatoes.com Membership & Contacts Michigan See: Texas – United Southwest Potato Growers of America Pennsylvania 13109 Schavey Road, Suite 7 DeWitt, MI 48820 contact: Mike Wenkel p: (517) 669-8377 e: mike@mipotato.com w: www.mipotato.com New Mexico 3107 N. Front Street, Suite 100 Harrisburg, PA 17110 contact: Roger Springer p: (717) 232-5300 e: rspringer@pacooppotatoes.com w: www.pacooppotatoes.com Minnesota Empire State Potato Growers Michigan Potato Industry Commission Minnesota Area II Potato Growers Research & Promotion Council 9029 80th Avenue Clear Lake, MN 55319 contact: Paul Gray p: (320) 743-2837 e: pngray@frontiernet.net w: www.minnesotapotato.org Northern Plains Potato Growers Association Red River Valley Fresh Potato Growers Cooperative New York P.O. Box 566 Stanley, NY 14561 contact: Melanie Wickham p: (585) 526-5356 e: mwickham@nypotatoes.org w: www.nypotatoes.org North Carolina North Carolina Potato Association P.O. Box 2066 Elizabeth City, NC 27906 contact: Tommy Fleetwood p: (252) 331-4773 e: tommy.fleetwood@ncagr.gov w: www.ncpotatoes.org North Dakota Northern Plains Potato Growers Association P.O. Box 301 420 Business Hwy 2 East Grand Forks, MN 56721 contact: Ted Kreis p: (218) 773-3633 e: tkreis@nppga.org P.O. Box 301 420 Business Hwy 2 East Grand Forks, MN 56721 contact: Chuck Gunnerson p: (218) 773-3633 e: cgunnerson@nppga.org w: www.nppga.org Montana See: Minnesota – Red River Valley Fresh Potato Growers Cooperative Montana Potato Advisory Committee Rural Development Bureau Montana Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 200201 Helena, MT 59620 contact: Lee Boyer p: (406) 444-2402 e: lboyer@mt.gov w: www.agr.state.mt.us/crops/potatocomm.asp United Potato Growers of Montana 3990 Churchill Road Manhattan, MT 59741 contact: John Venhuizen p: (406) 580-0763 e: john@plantthebest.com Nebraska Nebraska Potato Council 6541 Jefferson Road Alliance, NE 69301 contact: Joe Thompson p: (308) 762-7699 e: jthompson@bbc.net 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 Oregon Oregon Potato Commission 9320 S.W. Barbur Blvd, Suite 130 Portland, OR 97219 contact: Bill Brewer p: (503) 239-4763 e: brewer@oregonspuds.com w: www.oregonspuds.com See: California – United Potato Growers of the Klamath Basin See: Idaho – Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Committee See: Washington – United Fresh Potato Growers of Washington and Oregon Texas United Southwest Potato Growers of America 1100 East 6600 South, Suite 305 Salt Lake City, UT 84121 contact: Buzz Shahan p: (801) 266-5050 e: buzz@unitedpotatousa.com Virginia Association of Virginia Potato and Vegetable Growers P.O. Box 26 21047 Front Street Onley, VA 23418 contact: Butch Nottingham p: (757) 787-5867 e: butch.nottingham@vdacs.virginia.gov Washington United Fresh Potato Growers of Washington/Oregon 1030 N. Center Parkway, Suite 311 Kennewick, WA 99336 contact: Dale Lathim p: (509) 539-6360 e: dale@pgw.net w: www.unitedpotatowa.com MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS P.O. Box 301 420 Business Hwy 2 East Grand Forks, MN 56721 contact: Chuck Gunnerson p: (218) 773-3633 e: cgunnerson@nppga.org w: www.nppga.org See: Texas – United Southwest Potato Growers of America Pennsylvania Cooperative Potato Growers Washington State Potato Commission 108 Interlake Road Moses Lake, WA 98837 contact: Chris Voigt p: (509) 765-8845 e: cvoigt@potatoes.com w: www.potatoes.com Wisconsin United Potato Growers Cooperative of Wisconsin P.O. Box 327 Antigo, WI 55409 contact: Chris Malek p: (715) 342-9809 e: drady0409@gmail.com Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association P.O. Box 327 Antigo, WI 54409 contact: Tamas Houlihan p: (715) 623-7683 e: thoulihan@wisconsinpotatoes.com w: www.wisconsinpotatoes.com 31 S ustaining Members are regional and national companies and organizations that have a direct interest in the success of the U.S. potato industry and contribute annually to support the activities of NPC. Shield 3EC and Shelf Life 2EC products for use at packing.  In addition, we aggressively carryout research to develop new products to improve stored potato quality and profitability of the potato industry.  Aceto is a proud supporter of the National Potato Council. BASF CROP PROTECTION AG WORLD SUPPORT SYSTEMS 1,4GROUP, INC. MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS 2307 E. Commercial Street Meridian, Idaho 83642 contact: John Forsythe p: (208) 887-9766 e: jforsythe@14group.com w: www.14group.com Located centrally in the Northwest’s potato growing area, 1,4GROUP, Inc. is the leading distributor of post-harvest products developed to extend the dormancy and shelf-life of potatoes. In collaborative efforts with leading university researchers and private industry, we are dedicated to continued development of new and improved post-harvest chemical applications. From the harvest of your crop to your customer’s dock, you will find a complete family of complementary treatments that protect the quality and condition of your potatoes. In addition, our clients receive services such as storage consulting, access to an in-house engineer, technical support, laboratory and field testing, and assistance with application technology. ACETO AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS CORPORATION 4 Tri Harbor Court Port Washington, NY 11050 contact: Terry Kippley p: (516) 478-9537 e: tkippley@aceto.com w: www.aceto.com Aceto Agricultural Chemicals Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of potato sprout inhibitor products.  Aceto provides the potato industry with a complete portfolio of innovative sprout control products, including: our best-in-class, solvent-free Sprout Nip Pellets; our unique Amplify (DIPN) sprout inhibitor; and our reliable, and effective, 32 National Potato Council 102 E. 3rd Avenue, Suite 202 Moses Lake, WA 98837 contact: Warren Henninger p: (509) 765-0698 e: whenninger@aginspections.com w: www.aginspections.com Ag World Support Systems LLC (AWSS) is a private, independent, third party inspection company serving the raw product needs of the North American processing industry. The primary focus of Ag World is to provide inspection services that generate accurate information used to determine grower payment. Inspections by Ag World also generate data used to help growers with the growing, harvest, and storage of raw product and aid processors in optional line management. AMVAC CHEMICAL CORPORATION 4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1200 Newport Beach, CA 92660 contact: Tony Zatylny p: (949) 260-1200 e: tonyz@amvac-chemical.com w: www.amvac-chemical.com Founded in 1969, AMVAC Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets a wide range of agricultural and specialty products, focusing on crop protection and management, turf and ornamental management, and public health. The company’s basic strategy is to acquire brand name, niche product lines from multi-national companies that divest mature products to focus on newly discovered molecules. To learn more about AMVAC, please visit the company’s website at www.amvac-chemical.com. 26 Davis Drive Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 contact: Jennifer Holland p: (919) 547-2626 e: jennifer.j.holland@basf.com w: www.agproducts.basf.com BASF Crop Protection combines innovative solutions with industry-leading technology to help potato growers maximize yield and quality. BASF offers a highly effective fungicide program that includes Endura® fungicide, which is the proven benchmark for white mold control in potatoes. Priaxor® fungicide, the newest BASF innovation, provides consistent disease control and Plant Health benefits for potatoes. For weed control, Outlook® herbicide protects growers’ investment with powerful, consistent control of annual grasses and small-seeded broadleaf weeds such as pigweed and nightshade. Prowl® H20 herbicide offers an innovative, water-based formulation for benefits like no odor, reduced staining, greater storage temperature flexibility, and better performance in high surface areas. BASF is dedicated to providing solutions, technical support and educational tools to help growers implement effective crop protection programs. For more information on BASF Crop Protection products, visit us at http://agproducts.basf.us. BASIC AMERICAN FOODS 415 W. Collins Road Blackfoot, ID 83221-5642 contact: John Shields p: (208) 785-8203 e: jshields@baf.com w: www.baf.com Family owned and operated since its founding in 1933, Basic American Foods is now a leading provider of value-added, branded dry potato and bean products world-wide.  Its principal  brands offering preparation convenience with scratch-like taste include; Potato Pearls®, Golden Grill®, Classic Casserole®, Savory Series™, Santiago®, Nana’s Own™, Idaho® Spuds™, and Hungry Jack®.  Hungry Jack is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company, used under license. 2015 Sustaining Members subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and had annual global sales of $7.3 billion in 2014. Learn more at www.dowagro.com. CONAGRA FOODS LAMB WESTON BAYER CROPSCIENCE P.O. Box 12015 2 TW Alexander Drive Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 contact: Nasser Dean p: (916) 419-3984 e: nasser.dean@bayer.com w: www.bayercropscience.us Bayer provides crop protection solutions to the potato market with leading products Sivanto, Luna Tranquilty, Movento, Admire Pro, Leverage 360, Ernesto Silver, and others. 5855 3rd Street, SE Jamestown, ND 58401 contact: Robert K. Irving p: (701) 252-5222 e: erickson.jeanette@cavendishfarms.com w: www.cavendishfarms.com Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of high quality, great tasting frozen potato and appetizer products for restaurant, quick-service and retail markets throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Caribbean, and South America. For over 30 years our customers have known us as the potato experts as we grew to become the fourth largest potato processor in North America. In 2009, we added an outstanding line of appetizers to our portfolio, including golden onion rings, stuffed jalapenos, and wholesome cheese and vegetable products. We are committed to creating innovative new products to deliver exciting and profitable menu solutions to our customers. Lamb Weston, a ConAgra Foods brand, is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, Lamb Weston has led the industry in innovation, introducing inventive products that simplify backof-house management for our customer and make things more delicious for their customers. From the fields where Lamb Weston potatoes are grown to proactive customer partnerships, Lamb Weston always strives for more and never settles. Because, when we look at a potato we see possibilities. Learn more about us at lambweston.com. DUPONT CROP PROTECTION 550 W. Alluvial Avenue, Suite 108 Fresno, CA 93711 contact: Mike Hemman p: (559) 438-0246 e: mike.hemman@dupont.com w: www.potatoes.dupont.com DuPont Crop Protection serves the global production agriculture industry with leading products for potatoes and other specialty crops as well as grain crop sectors. Our mission is to enable the production of high-quality and abundant crops by providing grower operations with solutions to help maximize their crop investment. With our broad portfolio of offerings and our world-class R&D pipeline, DuPont Crop Protection is poised to meet grower needs now and in the future. DuPont is a proud sponsor of the NPC Environmental Stewardship Award. DOUBLE L 307 S. Warmspring Way Heyburn, ID 83336 contact: Brock Mitchell p: (208) 438-5592 e: bmitchell@doublelglobal.com w: www.doublelglobal.com Double L provides the solutions to your agricultural needs. We design, manufacture, and sell high-quality, high-capacity potato planting, harvesting, and handling equipment. Our equipment can also be used with many other crops such as onions, almonds, and peanuts. We also offer chemical and storage options to increase efficiency in your operation. Talk to a Double L representative today to see what we can do to help you grow your business.  DOW AGROSCIENCES THE FARM CREDIT COUNCIL 50 F Street NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20001 contact: Brittany Jablonsky p: 202-626-8710 e: jablonsky@fccouncil.com w: www.fccouncil.com MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS CAVENDISH FARMS INC. 8701 W. Gage Blvd. Kennewick, WA 99336 contact: David Smith p: (509) 736-0291 e: david.smith2@conagrafoods.com w: www.lambweston.com Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. Farm Credit has been fulfilling its mission of helping these areas grow and thrive for a century by providing farmers with the capital they need to make their businesses successful and by financing vital infrastructure and communication services. Because a steady flow of capital means more jobs and economic growth, Farm Credit is able to invest in the vibrancy of communities throughout rural America. For more information about Farm Credit please visit farmcredit.com. 9330 Zionsville Road Indianapolis, IN 46268 contact: Matt Rekeweg p: (317) 337-4902 e: marekeweg@dow.com w: www.dowagro.com Dow AgroSciences discovers, develops, and brings to market crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions for the growing world. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 33 technology, reliable products, and network of certified dealers. FMC CORPORATION 105 W. Kansas Street, Suite B Liberty, MO 64068 contact: Rick Kesler p: (816) 581-6870 e: rick.kesler@fmc.com w: www.FMCcrop.com FMC Agricultural Solutions provides cost effective crop protection products for a broad range of crops and pests, improving yields and profits for America’s farmers. Our expanding potato portfolio includes unique and innovative products such as: Aim® EC herbicide/desiccant; Capture® LFR®, Beleaf® and Mustang Max® insecticides; and Ranman® and Rovral® fungicides. THE GROWER 10901 W. 84th Terrace Lenexa, KS 66214 contact: Vicky Boyd p: (800) 255-5113 e: vlboyd@vancepublishing.com w: www.thegrower.com The Grower provides profitable production and management strategies to commercial growers. We provide information and services that make potato growers more knowledgeable and competitive when producing and marketing their crops. LOCKWOOD MANUFACTURING MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS ISK BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION 7470 Auburn Road, Suite A Concord, OH 44077 contact: Debra Fitzgerald p: (440) 357-4655 e: fitzgeraldd@iskbc.com w: www.iskbc.com FRITO-LAY, INC 7701 Legacy Drive Plano, TX 75024 contact: Gerhard Bester p: (972) 334-5794 e: gerhard.bester@pepsico.com w: www.fritolay.com Providing fun foods within an arm’s reach. Omega® 500F Fungicide, Ranman® Fungicide, and Beleaf® Insecticide are outstanding products discovered and developed by Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, LTD. They are delivered to the potato production industry in partnership with Syngenta, Summit Agro U.S., and FMC. ISK Biosciences is a research-based provider of high quality and high technology crop protection products. The company is headquartered in Concord, Ohio, and has primary responsibility for development, registration and logistics for Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha’s products in the Americas. ISK Biosciences is committed to research, discovery, and development of new products for agriculture. GOWAN USA, LLC 13200 Metcalf Ave., Suite 125 Overland Park, KS 66213 contact: Sherri Nash p: (913) 871-1731 e: snash@gowanco.com w: www.gowanco.com Gowan USA is a family owned registrant and marketer of crop protection products and champions technology for agriculture and horticulture through innovative product development, public advocacy and quality production.  Bringing science, regulatory acumen, innovative investment, and focused execution to the forgotten problems of agriculture has earned Gowan USA the reputation of being “The Go To Company.” 34 National Potato Council From pumping systems to soil moisture sensors, advanced controls to GPS positioning, there’s a product for every potato grower and every field. Zimmatic® by Lindsay offers proven systems and products that are built to be durable and rugged while easily integrating with the latest technology. These systems can be enhanced with a family of plug-and-play add-ons. With so many choices and options, Zimmatic can customize a unique, integrated system that maximizes time, labor and water savings for your individual needs. LINDSAY CORPORATION 2222 N. 111th Street Omaha, NE 68164 contact: Dirk Lenie p: (402) 829-6805 e: dirk.lenie@lindsay.com w: www.zimmatic.com Your success depends on the adoption of efficient new practices and technology, and Lindsay can help you make the most of your operation. Lindsay is a proven irrigation partner as a result of our leading 237 12th Street, NW West Fargo, ND 58078 contact: Joe Dahlen p: (800) 247-7335 e: sales@lockwoodmfg.com w: www.lockwoodmfg.com Lockwood is one of the leading manufacturers of high quality, reliable potato equipment. Lockwood proudly builds a variety of potato planters, windrowers, harvesters, and handling equipment. Each machine is built with a range of features and options to handle any crop condition and meet each farmer’s needs. LOVELAND PRODUCTS 3005 Rocky Mountain Avenue Loveland, CO 80538 contact: Mark Trostle p: (970) 685-3565 e: mark.trostle@cpsagu.com w: www.lovelandproducts.com Loveland Products is the proprietary organization within the CPS retail/wholesale group offering a complete line of high performance, high quality crop and non-crop input products. Loveland’s complete portfolio includes proprietary adjuvants, plant nutrition, seed treatment, and crop protection products. Loveland’s portfolio is large and our commitment to the Agricultural industry is great… …We look forward to serving you in the future…… Get Growing. 2015 Sustaining Members NAICC, founded in 1978, is the national society of agricultural professionals who provide research and advisory services to clients for a fee. The 700+ members work from bases in 40 states and several foreign countries, and have expertise in the production of most crops grown around the country. P.O. Box 9386 Boise, ID 83707 contact: Craig Holcombe p: (208) 384-8388 e: craig.holcombe@simplot.com w: www.simplot.com MCCAIN FOODS 2275 Cabot Drive Lisle, IL  60532-3653 contact: Mark Macphail p: (630) 857-4248 e: mark.macphail@mccain.com w: www.mccain.com McCain Foods, the world’s largest producer of potato and appetizer frozen products, is dedicated to being a high quality manufacturing and marketing leader through agronomy, integration of people, technology, systems, and innovation. NUFARM AMERICAS INC. 4020 Aerial Center Parkway, Suite 101 Morrisville, NC 27560 contact: Rob Schwehr p: (919) 379-2507 e: rob.schwehr@us.nufarm.com w: www.nufarm.com MONTANA SEED POTATO CERTIFICATION PROGRAM Our purpose is to certify Montana-grown seed potatoes using the highest standards in the nation and to conduct research to improve potato quality and testing methods. Simplot produces a variety of frozen potato products for institutional and retail markets and is the leading manufacturer and distributor of agriculture fertilizers. SPUDNIK EQUIPMENT COMPANY LLC 584 W. 100 N. Blackfoot, ID 83221 contact: Duane Day p: (208) 785-0480 e: duane.day@spudnik.com w: www.spudnik.com MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS Nufarm Americas Inc. is a global provider of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and plant growth regulators to the agriculture industry. Key products important to potato growers are Ultra Flourish (mefenoxam), Agri Tin (TPTH), Champ copper brands including the new ChampION+++ formulation, Phostrol, Nuprid, and Spirato seed piece treatment. Potato Lab, P.O. Box 172060 MSU-Bozeman Bozeman, MT 59717-2060 contact: Nina Zidack p: (406) 994-3150 e: potatocert@montana.edu w: www.montanaspud.org JR SIMPLOT COMPANY R.D. OFFUTT COMPANY 700 S. 7th Street Fargo, ND 58103 contact: Keith McGovern p: (701) 526-9660 e: kmcgovern@rdoffutt.com R.D. Offutt Company’s farming operations produce and deliver high quality raw potatoes to major U.S. processors. Production is utilized in all segments of the potato market —fry, chip, fresh, and flake. SYNGENTA CORPORATION P.O. Box 18300 Greensboro, NC 27419-8300 contact: John Freed p: (336) 312-7284 e: john.freed@live.com w: www.syngenta.com Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness ranking first in crop protection and third in the high value commercial seeds market. Further information is available at www.syngenta.com. NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS 349 East Nolley Drive Collierville, TN 38017 contact: Allison Jones p: (901) 861-0511 e: AllisonJones@NAICC.org w: www.naicc.org 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 35 2015 Sustaining Members UNITED POTATO GROWERS OF AMERICA 1100 E. 6600 S., Suite 305 Salt Lake City, UT 84121 contact: Jerry Wright p: (801) 266-5050 e: info@unitedpotatousa.com w: www.unitedpotatousa.com MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS United Potato Growers of America is a federated farmer cooperative that focuses on managing its members’ potato supply so as to positively affect their economic success. It is through United membership that potato growers are empowered to better understand and act upon demand for their product. VALENT USA CORPORATION P.O. Box 8025 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 contact: Meg Brodman p: 800.6.VALENT e: meg.brodman@valent.com w: www.valent.com Valent U.S.A. Corporation is a crop protection firm serving agricultural and non-crop markets in North America. The product line includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, nematicides, and plant growth regulators. Key products for potato growers include Belay Insecticide, Chateau Herbicide, Presidio Fungicide, Quash Fungicide, Select Max Herbicide with Inside Technology and DiPel Biological Insecticide. P.O. Box 286 Lynden, WA 98264 contact: Roger Hawley p: (360) 354-4670 e: waseedspud@waseedpotato.com w: www.waseedpotato.com Washington Seed Potato Commission provides funding for research and promotion of Washington certified seed potatoes. WILBUR-ELLIS COMPANY UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD 4949 S. Syracuse St., #400 Denver, CO 80237 contact: Blair Richardson p: (303) 369-7783 e: blair@uspotatoes.com w: www.uspotatoes.com Our mission is to increase demand for potatoes and potato products through an integrated promotion program, thereby, providing the nation’s potato producers with expanding markets for their production. VALLEY IRRIGATION P.O. Box 358 28800 Ida Street Valley, NE 68064 contact: Rich Panowicz p: (402) 359-2201 e: irrigation@valmont.com w: www.valleyirrigation.com Valley is the leader in precision irrigation worldwide with center pivots and linear equipment that set the standard for reliability and durability. For more than 60 years, Valley has developed products based on a vision of combining advanced technology with high functionality to meet growers’ needs. Today, Valley offers a wide range of products that help meet the demanding needs of precision agriculture, water conservation, and labor savings. We’re dedicated to the rich tradition of leading irrigation solutions—bringing innovative products to market today and well into the future through a well-trained and responsive dealer network. 36 WASHINGTON SEED POTATO COMMISSION National Potato Council 150 Burlington Street Pasco, WA 99301 contact: Brandon Brook p: (509) 521-9507 e: bbrook@wilburellis.com w: www.wilburellis.com Crop protection specialists offering fertilizers, pesticides, post harvest and packaging supplies, biological products, surfactants, drift control agents, turf and ornamental products, agronomic and horticulture consulting. 2015 Grower Supporters G rower Supporters contribute financially to the National Potato Council—above and beyond state quota assessments— to further support the industry’s legislative and regulatory initiatives. Diamond Supporters: $500 Platinum Supporters: $200 Gold Supporters: $100 Silver Supporters: $50 Alaska Adam Boyd—Mat-Valley Potato Growers California Colorado Aspen Produce, LLC Ken Burback Segundo and Miguel Diaz—Martinez Farms Goehl Ranches, Inc. Keith Holland Chuck Howey Curt Kaiser—Kaiser Farms, Inc. Byron Kunugi—Kunugi Farms, Inc. Lenz Family Farms, LLC Bob Mattive—Worley Family Farms Mike Mitchell Farm, LLC Roger Mix—Mix Farms Ernie Myers—M&M Grain and Produce, LLC Shawn McTigue—Noffsinger Manufacturing Company, Inc. Ernie Myers—Western Sky Farms Robert W. Myers Noffsinger Manufacturing Company, Inc. Randall Palmgren—Palmgren Farms, Inc. Peterson Farms, LLC Harry Strohauer—Strohauer Farms, Inc. Three S Ranch Steve Tonso—Tonso Farms David Warsh Carla Worley Valley Shippers, Inc. Roger Wakasugi—Three S Ranch Florida Derek Cheshire Farm Danny Johns—Blue Sky Farms Douglas Michael—Michael Farms, Inc. Steve Singleton—Singleton and Sons Farm 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 Steve Greenfield Idaho RJ Andrus—Idahoan Foods, LLC Dennie, Eric and Jeremy Arnold—Arnold Farms Clen Atchley—Flying A Ranch, Inc. Gary Ball B & H Farming Benchmark Potato Company Crapo Brothers Bennett Creek Farms Bittersweet Farms, LLC Keith Esplin Jared Fielding—Hillside Farms, LLC Gehring Agri-Businesses Dean Gibson—Magic Valley Produce, Inc. Grant 4-D Farms Doug Hanks—Hanks Farms Gary Hansen—Hansen Farms Randy Hardy—Hardy Farms, Inc. Tom Haynes—B & H Farms High Country Potato Dwight & Kathy Horsch Farms Ida-Gold Farms Brett Jensen—U.S. Potato Board Jentzsch-Kearl Farms Koompin Farms Rick Likes Marsh Creek Farms Dan and Jann Moss—Moss Farms Frank Muir Parker Brothers Farms, LLC Russell Patterson—Triple Ace, Inc. David Pickett—Pickett Ranch & Sheep Company Potandon Produce, LLC Raybould Brothers Farms, LLC Doug Ruff—Ruff Times Farms Scott Searle—PineView Farms, LLC Robert Smith—Brandon Run GP Chuck Stadick—Spud Viking Potato Consulting Sun Glo of Idaho Steve Theobald—R & G Potato Company, Inc. Jim Tiede Wada Farms Kim Wahlen Lynn Wilcox—Floyd Wilcox & Sons, Inc. Illinois Hoekstra Potato Farms Maine David Bartlett—Bartlett Farms Brandon Berce—NBB, Inc. Ned Berce Steve Crane—Crane Brothers, Inc. E.J. Dorsey—United Insurance Keith Doyen—Willard C. Doyen & Sons Albert Fitzpatrick Frederick Flewelling Farms Gaylen Flewelling Green Thumb Farms LaBrie Farms, LLC Dominic LaJoie—LaJoie Growers, LLC Andrew McGlinn—Crown Farms Massachusetts Jay Savage—Savage Farms, Inc. Teddy C. Smiarowski Farm Michigan Advanced Farm Equipment, LLC Wayne Leep—County Line Potato Farm, LLC Iott Seed Farm Johnson Brothers, Inc. Sackett Potatoes Sandyland Farms Sklarczyk Seed Farm, LLC Randy Styma—R&E Farms Todd Forbush—Techmark, Inc. Keith Tinsey—Walther Farms Jason Walther—Walther Farms LoWayne Yoder Minnesota Sandi Aarestad—Valley Tissue Culture, Inc. Barrel O’ Fun Snack Food Company Justin Dagen—Dagen Heritage Farms Jerome Edling—Edling Farms, Inc. Brian Goenner—Clear Valley Farms Gray Potato Farm Chuck Gunnerson—Ada Produce Co. Peter Imle—Pine Lake Wild Rice Farm, Inc. Jerry and Carole Larson—Larson Farms Dennis Magnell—Peatland Reds, Inc. Walter Parkins—Royal Farms, Inc. Peter Van Erkel—Van Erkel Farms, Inc. Wingard Farms MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS Allied Potato, Inc. Crawford Farms, Inc. Brian Kirschenmann—Kirschenmann Farms, Inc. Macy’s Flying Service, Inc. Ed Staunton—Staunton Farms Tasteful Selections, LLC Georgia Montana Jerry and Jolene Brush—Jackson-Brush Plant Lab, Inc. Bill Buyan—Buyan Ranch, Inc. Bill Cole—Cole’s Corner Farm, Inc. Dyk Seed Potatoes, LLC Eugene Cole Farm Fleming Farms, Inc. Hansen Seed Potatoes Martin Kimm—Kimm Brothers Farming, LLC Kimm Seed Potatoes Jack Lake—Lake Farms, Inc. Dan Lake—Lake Seed, Inc. David Lake—Lake Seed, Inc. Pat Lake—Lake Seed, Inc. Tim Lake—Lake Seed, Inc. London Hills Farm Cliff Schutter—Schutter Seed Farm, Inc. 39 John Schutter—Schutter Seed Farm, Inc. Nick Schutter—Schutter Seed Farm, Inc. Sid Schutter—Schutter Seed Farm, Inc. Skinner Spuds, Inc. Spring Creek Farms, Inc. Steve Streich—Streich & Associates, Inc. Matt White—White’s Potato Farm, Inc. New Jersey Ronald Abrams—Abrams Homestead Farm Bill Brooks, Jr.—Dusty Lane Farms, LLC David Budd—Metzler Systems Mel Henninger MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS New York 40 Bushwick Commission Company, Inc. Ralph Child William Fry—Cornell University Stewart Gray—Cornell University Haines Equipment, Inc. Hofmann Potatoes Hopkinson Farms Gary Mahany—Mahany Farms Nick Phelps—M.K. Phelps Farms, Inc. Guy Smith—Triple G Farms, Inc. Story Farms, LLC John R Wallace Farms National Potato Council North Dakota Associated Potato Growers, Inc. Brian Baglien—Tobiason Potato Company, Inc. Clemenson-Sobolik Farm Alan Collette Dale Collette—M.V. Collette Farms Danielle Golden—Black Gold Farms, Inc. Kevin Hoenke—John F. Desautel Farming Company Carl Hoverson—Hoverson Farms Mike Jorde—Jim Jorde, LLC Barry Kingsbury—The Kingsbury Company Lloyd Kuster—Bremer Insurance Agencies, Inc. Stephen Larson—Gene Larson & Sons David Moquist Johnny Thiele—Gilleshammer-Thiele Farms, Inc. Thompson Brothers Tom Torkelson—Torkelson Brothers, Inc. Van Ray Brothers Ohio Kyle Michael—Michael Family Farms, LLC Todd Michael—Michael Family Farms, LLC David Schacht—Schacht Farm David Smith Oklahoma Triple S Farms Oregon Dee Ann—Amstad Farming Company Troy Betz—Bud-Rich Potato, Inc. Daniel Chin—Chin Farms Oscar Gutbrod Hale Farms, LLC Nels Iverson—Iverson Family Farm Rob and Carrie Lane—Lane Farms Macy Farms, LLC Madras Farms Company Craig Reeder William Walker—JW Walker Processing, LLC Pennsylvania Barnett Farms Ed and Pete Brummer—Brummer Farms Coolridge Farms Glenn Troyer Farms Gene Herr—Herr Foods, Inc. Gerald King—King’s Potatoes Robert Leiby Long Acres Potato Farm Keith Masser—Sterman Masser 2015 Grower Supporters Nolan Masser PA Co-Operative Potato Growers, Inc. Henry Reiner Texas Creighton Miller Washington 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 Heath Gimmestad—Friehe Farms Glen Goodman—Jones Produce Pirie Grant—Grant Farms Curtis Grant—Grant Farms Gerald Greenwalt James Gross—Spokane Hutterian Brethren Philip Gross—Spokane Hutterian Brethren Frank Gross—Marlin Hutterian Brethren Jake Gross—Marlin Hutterian Brethren Fred Gross Dan Gundersen Kristi Gundersen—Knutzen Farms LP Dan Gwyn—Gwyn Farms Robert Halvorson, Jr.—R&R Halvorson, Inc. Robert Halvorson, Sr.—R&R Halvorson, Inc. Mike Hamik—Hamik Farms LLC Mark Hammer—Mullen Farms Randi Hammer—Mullen Farms Robert Hammond—Hammond Farms/Kono Potatoes/ Kehl Farms Roger Hawley—Hawley Farms, LLC Robert Hayton—Hayton Farms Jerry Heilig—Heilig Farms Kerry Heilig—Heilig Farms Blake Higley—Sun Valley Ranch, Inc. Gilbert HIntz—Bench Mark Farms Scott Hodges Jonty Hofer—Schoonover Farms Dan Holt Jack Holzer—Holzer Farms Greg Horning—Horning Brothers LLC Allen Horning—Horning Brothers LLC Warren Horning Bob Hughes—Hughes Farms Dave Hughes—Hughes Farms Jeff Hughes—Hughes Farms Michelle Hughes—Hughes Farms Mike Hulbert—S & B Farms Brent Hult—H & R Farms Ed Hummel—Hummel Farms James Hummel—Hummel Farms Chris Hyer Lynn J. Olsen, Jr.—Olsen Agriprises Lynn J. Olsen, Sr.—L.J. Olsen, Inc. Larry Jensen Adam Jensen—Jensen Farms, Inc./AJ Farms, Inc. Nick Johnson—Johnson Agriprises, Inc. Orman Johnson—Johnson Agriprises, Inc. Gavin Johnson—Johnson Agriprises, Inc. Benny Johnson Roger Johnson—Johnson Family Farms LP Mike Jones—Jones Farms Jeff Jones—Jones Produce Ken Jones—Ken Jones Farms Steve Jorgensen Roger Jungquist—Maple Wood Farms, Inc. Riley Jungquist—Maple Wood Farms, Inc. Bob Junquist—Maple Wood Farms, Inc. MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS AgriNorthwest Alford Farms, Inc. Balcom & Moe, Inc. Marlys Bedlington—Pure Potato, LLC Blakal Packaging, Inc. Bunger Farms, LLC Ellie Charvet Danny Elmore—Elmore Farms Allen Horning—Horning Brothers, LLC Jeff Jones—Jones Produce, Inc. Roger Jungquist — Maple Wood Farms, Inc. Knutzen Farms, LP Grant Morris—Schneider Farms-Pasco, LLC Randy Mullen—Mullen Farms Norm Nelson, Inc. Odessa Farming, LLC Lynn Olsen—L.J. Olsen, Inc. Ed Schneider—Schneider Farms Pasco, LLC Robert Schutte—Airway Farms, Inc. Larry Sieg Jake Wardenarr—Blue Sky Management, LLC Tony Wisdom—Skagit Valley Farm, LLC Albert Wollman—Warden Hutterian Brethren Paul Wollman—Warden Hutterian Brethren Steve Alexander Bryan Alford—Alford Farms James Alford—Alford Farms Randy Allred—Randy Allred Farms, LLC Danyel Allred—A & D Ag, Inc. Wiley Allred—Sand Slopes Acres Jerry Allred—Mt. View Acres Derek Allred—Mt. View Acres Ardean Anderson—Ardean Anderson Farms Inc. Terry Bailie—T & M Farms Roger Bailie—Lenwood Farms, Inc. Reid Baker—Baker Farms James Baker Leon Baker—Baker Farms Maury Balcom—Balcom & Moe Jared Balcom—Balcom & Moe Kyle Barclay—AgriNorthwest Marlys Bedlington—Pure Potato,LLC Scott Bedlington—Dick Bedlington Farms, LLC Dale Bedlington—Cascade Farms Inc. Jeff Bedlington—Cascade Farms Inc. Dick Bedlington—Dick Bedlington Farms, LLC Blake Bennett—Tri-Cities Produce Randee Bergeson—RW Bergeson Farms Brett Bergeson—Bergeson Farms Troy Betz Kathy Blasdel—Kiska Farms Lonnie Blasdel—Kiska Farms Pascal Bolduc Brandon Boorman Wes Boorman—Boorman Farms Nic Boorman Kevin Bouchey—SKD Farms Jody Bouchey—Bouchey Potatoes Steve Bouchey—Bouchey Potatoes Mike Breum—Breum Farms Tyler Breum—Breum Family Farm Max Burns—Virgil Max Burns Farms Kris Butcher Rex Calloway—Calloway Northwest, LLC JR Carr—Carr Farms, LLC Ellie Charvet—Harvest Fresh Produce Ted Christensen—Circle C Farms Del Christensen—Wahluke Produce, Inc. Alex Christensen—Wahluke Produce, Inc. Glen Clifford Michael Connors—Basin Gold Steve Connors—Skone & Connors Produce, Inc. Pat Connors—Skone & Connors Produce, Inc. Molly Connors—Basin Gold Bart Connors—Skone & Connors Produce Inc. Nelson Cox—Nelson Cox Farms, Inc. Jason Davenport—Allied Potato NW Derek Davenport—Allied Potato NW Rob Davis—RHD, Inc. Bob Diefenbach—Better Tater Farms Gary Diefenbach—Better Tater Farms Mike Dodds—BAF Bob Dodge—Dodge & Dodge Farms Tom Dodge—Dodge & Dodge Farms Brian Drouhard—Drouhard Brothers Cully Easterday—Easterday Farms Gale Easterday—Easterday Farms Cody Easterday—Easterday Farms Jody Easterday—Easterday Farms Produce Company Greg Ebe—Ebe Farms, LLC Chad Egbert Danny Egbert—Bradlea Farms, Inc. Lee Eickmeyer—Tri-Fresh, LLC James Eklund—Eklund Farms Tom Elliot—Grandview Farms Troy Emmerson—Watts Brothers Farming/Lamb Weston Michael Erickson—CE Farms Chip Erickson Jordan Erickson Jerry Fitzgerald—Mercer Canyons, Inc. Don Fletcher—Fletcher Farms J.V. Allen Floyd—Harvest Fresh Produce Pat Floyd—Harvest Fresh Produce Bruce Ford Berend Friehe—Friehe Farms Matt Funk—Mercer Canyons, Inc. Dale Gies—Gies Farms Michael Gies—Gies Farms 41 MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS 42 Russ Kehl—Kehl Farms/Kono Potatoes Stacy Kniveton Kraig Knutzen—Knutzen Farms LP Roger Knutzen—Knutzen Farms LP Tom Kummer—T&B Farms, Inc. John Lafave—LRM Farms Bart Larsen—Larsen Farms, Inc. Greg Lee—Skagit City Farms Nolan Lee—Skagit City Farms Mike Madsen—AgriNorthwest McNary Jaun Martinez—Saddle View Farms Frank Martinez—Saddle View Farms Warren Mason—AgriNorthwest Konnie McCutchin—Knutzen Farms LP Paula McKay—McKay Unlimited, LLC Kelly McKnight—Pioneer Potatoes John McLeod—Glen Lewis Farms Travis Meacham Blaine Meek—AgriNorthwest Eureka Phillip Mehlenbacher—Mehlenbacher Farms, Inc. Rob Mercer—Mercer Canyons, Inc. Mark Millard—AgriNorthwest Prior East Don Miller—DAD Farms Doug Moore—Diamond M, Inc. Grant Morris Paul Morris—Morris Irrigated Farms LLC John Morris—Morris Irrigated Farms LLC Keith Morrison—Morrison Farms Darrin Morrison—Morrison Farms Randy Mullen—Mullen Farms Marty Myers Matt Nelson—Nelson Farms Pete Nelson—Nelson Farms Gerald Nelson—Norm Nelson, Inc. Norm Nelson—Sterling Hill Potatoes, Inc. Jim Nelson—Sterling Hill Potatoes, Inc. Tom Nisbet—Hillcrest Frams Eddie Ochoa AJ Ochoa—Ochoa Ag Fred Olberding—L-C Farming/Cloud 9 Farms Allen Olberding Chris Olsen—Two O’s Brent Olsen—Olsen Farms Brad Palmer—Spud Shack Martel Palmer—Spud Shack Andy Pickel—Ochoa Ag Unlimited Mike Pink—Pink Farms Doug Poe Noel Price—Sunnybanks Farms LLC/Price Reed Jerry Radach—Radach Farms National Potato Council Traye Radach—Radach Farms Jordan Reed—Price Reed LLC Mike Reed—Reed Farms Ron Reimann—T & R Farms Jim Reimann—H & R Farms Reid Reimann—T & R Farms Brett Reynolds—Reynolds Agribusiness Alan Robel Lyndsy Roberts Josh Roberts G.C. Rogers—Rogers Farms Erik Rogers—Island Potatoes L.J. Rogers—Rogers Farms Glen Roundy—Roundy Farms/Columbia Waters Farms Brandon Schaapman—Integrity Ag Inc. Larry Schaapman—Integrity AG Inc. Ed Schneider—Schneider Farms Robert Schutte—Airway Farms Ken Schutte—Sun Basin Produce Philip Sealock Tom Shane—Crimson Valley Farms Randy Sherwood—Sherwood Farms Don Smith—Sunrise Farm Dave Smith—ConAgra Foods Richard Smith—S & B Farms Tom Solbrack—Canyon Crest Farms/Double G Albert Stahl—Stahl Hutterian Herb Stahl—Stahl Hutterian John Stahl—Stahl Hutterian Sammy Stahl—Stahl Hutterian Boe Stallings Paul Stangeland—3 Rivers Potato Service, Inc. Loren Stangeland—3 Rivers Potato Service, Inc. Gary Steffler—M&G Farms Blaine Steffler—M&G Farms Doug Stetner—Stetner Farms LLC, Sage Farms Ron Stetner—Stetner Farms LLC Rick Stetner—Stetner Farms LLC Bill Sthal—Stahl Hutterian Dan Strebin—G&J Farming Chand Sullivan Keith Teigs—Greenridge Farming, Inc. Kevin Thaemert—Thaemert Farms LLC Todd Thaemert—Thaemert Farms LLC Greg Thaemert—Thaemert Farms LLC Porky Thomsen—T & R Farms John Thulen—Pioneer Potatoes Frank Tiegs—Green Ridge Farms Tyler Tschirky—Ted Tschirky Farms Ted Tschirky—Sand Ridge Farms Richard Underwood—Underwood Farms Ann Van Dyke—Blakal Packing, Inc. Blake Van Dyke Darrel Van Dyke—Darrell VanDyke/VanDyke & Reynolds Ron Walker—Walker Brothers Eric Walker—Walker Brothers Jack Wallace—Wallace Farms/G&D Wallace Inc. Tim Wallace—Wallace Farms/G&D Wallace, Inc. Willy Walter—Schoonover Farms Brian Waltner—Crimson Valley Farms Davina Ward Pink—Ramkissoon Ag Ray Wardenaar Jake Wardenarr—Blue Sky Management Kevin Weber Bill Weber—Weber Family Farms Kees Weyns—Weyns Farms Gerald Weyns—Weyns Farms Tony Wisdom—Sterling Hill Potatoes, Inc. Jared Wolfley—AgriNorthwest Prior West Eli Wollman—Warden Hutterian Brethren Marvin Wollman—Warden Hutterian Brethren Paul Wollman—Warden Hutterian Brethren Mike Wollman—Warden Hutterian Brethren Jake Wollman, Jr.—Warden Hutterian Brethren Tom Worden Dave Wyckoff—Wyckoff Farms Kevin Yorgesen—Yorgesen Farms, Inc. Jack Yorgesen—Yorgesen Farms, Inc. David Yorgesen—Yorgesen Farms, Inc. Wisconsin Alsum Farms, Inc. Ted Baginski & Sons, Inc. John Bobek—Trembling Prairie Farms, Inc. Dennis Bula—Bula Potato Farms, Inc. Jonathon Bushman—Bushman’s Riverside Ranch Coloma Farms, Inc. Michael Finnessy—Okray Family Farms, Inc. Greg Jacobs—Cedar River Potato Company J.W. Mattek & Sons, Inc. Chris Okray—Okray Family Farms, Inc. Jeremie Pavelski—Heartland Farms, Inc. Richard Pavelski—Heartland Farms, Inc. Schroeder Bros. Farms, Inc. Nick Somers—Plover River Farms, Inc. Connie Wild—Wild Seed Farms, Inc. Donald Wirz—Wirz, Inc. Woyak Farms, Inc. Jim Wysocki—Wysocki Produce Farm Regulatory Contacts U.S. Department of Agriculture The Honorable Thomas James “Tom” Vilsack Secretary of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 200A Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-3631 Krysta Harden Deputy Secretary 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 200A Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-3631 MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS Brian Baenig Chief of Staff 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 200A Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-6052 Deputy Administrator Office of Capacity Building & Development, FAS 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 3008S Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-6887 Gary Meyer Assistant Deputy Administrator Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs, FAS 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 5908 Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-1286 Christian Foster Deputy Administrator Office of Trade Programs, FAS 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 6076S Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-9516 Val Dolcini Farm & Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Farm Service Agency 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 3086S Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-3467 Michael Scuse Brandon Willis Under Secretary Farm & Foreign Agricultural Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 205E Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-3111 Administrator Risk Management Agency 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 6092S Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 690-2803 Philip Karsting Food, Nutrition & Consumer Services Administrator Foreign Agricultural Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 5071S Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 690-8108 Robert Macke Deputy Administrator Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs, FAS 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 5916S Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-1317 44 Jocelyn Brown National Potato Council Kevin Concannon Under Secretary Food, Nutrition & Consumer Services 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 216E Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-7711 Audrey Rowe Administrator Food and Nutrition Service 3101 Park Center Drive Park Office Center, Room 906 Alexandria, VA 22302 p: (703) 305-2062 Marketing & Regulatory Programs Edward Avalos Under Secretary Marketing & Regulatory Programs 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 228W Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-4256 Anne Alonzo Administrator Agricultural Marketing Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 3071S Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-5115 Charles Parrott Deputy Administrator Fruit & Vegetable Programs, AMS 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 2077S Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-4722 Kevin Shea Administrator Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 312E Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-3668 Osama El-Lissy Deputy Administrator Plant Protection & Quarantine Services, APHIS 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 302E Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-5601 Natural Resources & Environment Robert Bonnie Under Secretary Natural Resources & Environment 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 240E Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-7173 Jason Weller Chief Natural Resources Conservation Services 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 5105S Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-7246 Risk Management Agency Research, Education & Economics Catherine Woteki Under Secretary Research, Education & Economics 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 214W Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-5923 Chavonda Jacobs-Young Administrator Agricultural Research Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 302A Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-3656 Sheryl Kunickis Director Office of Pest Management Policy Agricultural Research Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 3871S Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-5375 Kay Simmons Deputy Administrator Crop Production and Protection 5601 Sunnyside Avenue Room 4-2204 Beltsville, MD 20705 p: (301) 504-6252 Sonny Ramaswamy Director National Institute of Food & Agriculture (formerly Cooperative State Research Education & Extension Service) 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 305A Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-4423 Joseph Reilly Administrator National Agricultural Statistics Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Room 5041S Washington, D.C. 20250 p: (202) 720-2707 Government Contacts Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy Administrator 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Room 3000 WJC Washington, D.C. 20460 p: (202) 564-4700 Joseph Reilly Acting Deputy Administrator 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Room 3000 WJC Washington, D.C. 20460 p: (202) 564-4711 Jim Jones Assistant Administrator Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Room 3130A EPA East Washington, D.C. 20460 p: (202) 564-2902 Jack Housenger Acting Director Office of Pesticide Programs 2777 Crystal Drive Room 23 Arlington, VA 22202 p: (703) 308-8163 Robert McNally Director Office of Pesticide Programs Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division 2777 Crystal Drive Arlington, VA 22202 p: (703) 308-8712 Susan Lewis Director Office of Pesticide Programs Registration Division 2777 South Crystal Drive Room 7620/Mail Code 7505P Arlington, VA 22202 p: (703) 308-8009 Richard Keigwin Director Office of Pesticide Programs Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division Room 2777 South Crystal Drive S9622/Mail Code S9622 Arlington, VA 22202 p: (703) 308-8000 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Darci Vetter Chief Agricultural Negotiator 600 17th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20508 p: (202) 395-9654 Sharon Bomer-Lauritsen Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs 600 17th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20508 p: (202) 395-6127 Michael Froman U.S. Trade Representative 600 17th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20508 p: (202) 395-6890 MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 45 Seed Potato Certification Offices Alaska Plant Materials Center 5310 S. Bodenburg Loop Road Palmer, AK 99634 contact: Mia Kirk p: (907) 745-8724 e: mia.kirk@alaska.gov California MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS California Crop Improvement Association Parsons Seed Certification Center University of California One Shield Avenue Davis, CA 95616-8541 contact: Pablo Guzman p: (530) 754-9649 e: pguzman@ucdavis.edu Colorado Potato Certification Service San Luis Valley Research Center 0249 E. Road 9 N. Center, CO 81125 contact: Kent Sather p: (719) 754-3496 e: kent.sather@colostate.edu Idaho Idaho Crop Improvement Association 429 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 105 Meridian, ID 83642 contact: Doug Boze p: (208) 884-8225 e: dboze@idahocrop.com Maine Maine Seed Potato Board 744 Main Street, Suite 9 Presque Isle, ME 04769 contact: Allison Todd p: (207) 764-2036 e: allison.todd@maine.gov 46 National Potato Council Michigan Oregon Michigan Seed Potato Association Oregon Seed Certification Service P.O. Box 1865 Gaylord, MI 49734 contact: Jeff Axford p: (989) 732-4433 e: jwamspa@gmail.com Oregon State University Crop Science Building 31 Corvallis, OR 97331-3003 contact: Jeffrey McMorran p: (541) 737-4513 e: jeff.mcmorran@oregonstate.edu Minnesota Minnesota Department of Agriculture Potato Inspection 312 4th Avenue, N.E. East Grand Forks, MN 56721 contact: Mike Horken p: (218) 773-4956 e: mike.horken@state.mn.us Montana Montana Seed Potato Certification P.O. Box 172060 MSU-Bozeman Bozeman, MT 59717-2060 contact: Nina Zidack p: (406) 994-3150 e: nzidack@montana.edu Washington Washington State Department of Agriculture Plant Protection Division P.O. Box 42560 Olympia, WA 98504-2560 contact: Tom Wessels p: (360) 902-1984 e: twessels@agr.wa.gov Wisconsin Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification P.O. Box 328 Antigo, WI 54409 contact: Alex Crockford p: (715) 623-4039 e: abcrockford@wisc.edu Nebraska Wyoming Potato Certification Association of Nebraska See: Nebraska – Potato Certification Association of Nebraska P.O. Box 339 100 Depot Street Alliance, NE 69301 contact: Steven Marquardt p: (308) 762-1674 e: smarquardt@nebraskapotatoes.com New York New York Seed Improvement Project Cornell University Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics 103C Leland Lab Ithaca, NY 14853 contact: Phil Atkins p: (607) 255-9869 e: pma3@cornell.edu North Dakota North Dakota State Seed Department University Station P.O. Box 5257 Fargo, ND 58105-5257 contact: Willem Schrage p: (701) 793-3098 e: wschrage@ndseed.ndsu.edu Canada Canadian Food Inspection Agency 1081 Main Street, Box 6088 Monton, NB E1C 8R2 Canada contact: Alain Boucher p: (506) 851-2511 e: alain.boucher@inspection.gc.ca National Potato Industry Organizations Alliance for Potato Research & Education 2000 Corporate Ridge Blvd, Suite 1000 McLean, VA 22102 p: (703) 821-0770 e: mstorey@apre.org American Frozen Food Institute 2000 Corporate Ridge Blvd, Suite 1000 McLean, VA 22102 p: (703) 821-0770 e: info@affi.com w: www.affi.com CropLife America 1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 400 Washington, D.C. 20005 p: (202) 296-1585 e: webmaster@croplifeamerica.org w: www.croplifeamerica.org Food Marketing Institute Potato Association of America 2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 800 Arlington, VA 22202 p: (202) 452-8444 e: fmi@fmi.org w: www.fmi.org University of Maine 5719 Crossland Hall, Room 220 Orono, ME 04469-5719 p: (207) 581-3042 e: umpotato@mail.maine.edu w: www.ume.maine.edu/paa Grocery Manufacturers Association 1350 I (Eye) Street, NW, Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20005 p: (202) 369-5900 e: info@gmaonline.org w: www.gmabrands.com National Potato Council 1300 L Street, NW, Suite 910 Washington, D.C. 20005 p: (202) 682-9456 e: spudinfo@nationalpotatocouncil.org w: www.nationalpotatocouncil.org Produce Marketing Association 1500 Casho Mill Road P.O. Box 6036 Newark, DE 19714-6036 p: (302) 738-7100 e: webmaster@mail.pma.com w: www.pma.com Snack Food Association 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22209 p: (800) 628-1334 e: sfa@sfa.org w: www.sfa.org United Potato Growers of America 1100 East 6600 South, Suite 305 Salt Lake City, UT 84121 p: (801) 266-5050 e: info@unitedpotatousa.com w: www.unitedpotatousa.com United States Potato Board 4949 S. Syracuse Street, #400 Denver, CO 80237 p: (303) 369-7783 e: uspb@uspotatoes.com w: www.uspotatoes.com United Fresh Produce Association 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 1100 Washington, D.C. 20006 p: (202) 303-3400 e: united@unitedfresh.org w: www.unitedfresh.org MEMBERSHIP & CONTACTS 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 47 2015/2016 USPB Executive Committee Carl Hoverson United States Potato Board 2015 Annual Report The Mission: Maximizing Return on Grower Investment Dear Growers: Larimore, North Dakota CHAIRMAN Brett Jensen More than ever, we live and work in a rapidly changing global potato industry. I am proud to serve the industry as Chairman of the United States Potato Board (USPB), the nation’s potato marketing organization. We are the “catalyst for positive change,” the central organizing force in implementing programs that will increase demand for U.S. potatoes and potato products. To accomplish our mission of building demand, the USPB provides the strategies, information, communications, tools and inspiration for the industry to unite in achieving common goals. Anchoring our grower-directed programs is a strong foundation of market and consumer research and analysis, critical information used to understand the business environment of potatoes, which reduces the risk of pursuing those opportunities for all segments of the industry. “Maximizing return on grower investment” through increased demand for U.S. potatoes and potato products stands as the sole mission of the USPB. At the time of publication of this year’s NPC Statistical Yearbook, we are about to embark on Year Five (July 1), the fifth and final year of our FY2012-2016 Long Range Plan. Strategy creation is the most important undertaking for the USPB. This is how we choose what we will and won’t do. It is our game plan. Our strategy communicates a vision for future performance of the potato industry that is dramatically better than the present. USPB’s guiding strategies remain the cornerstones of all activities: Idaho Falls, Idaho IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN Chris Wada Idaho Falls, Idaho CO-CHAIRMAN DOMESTIC MARKETING John Halverson Arbyrd, Missouri CO-CHAIRMAN DOMESTIC MARKETING Marty Myers Boardman, Oregon CO-CHAIRMAN INTERNATIONAL MARKETING Mike Pink • Increase Usage of U.S. Potatoes and Potato Products Mesa, Washington CO-CHAIRMAN INTERNATIONAL MARKETING/ FIRST VICE CHAIRPERSON • Improve the Competitive Position of Potatoes Brian Kirschenmann • Expand Markets • Present a Favorable Image of Potatoes to the Public Sincerely, Karlene Hardy Oakley, Idaho CO-CHAIRMAN RESEARCH Ken Burback Center, Colorado CO-CHAIRMAN INDUSTRY COMMUNICATIONS & POLICY Carl Hoverson, Larimore, North Dakota Chairman, U.S. Potato Board Nolan Masser Contact info: United States Potato Board 4949 South Syracuse Street, #400 Denver, CO 80237 Phone: (303) 369-7783 Fax: (303) 369-7718 Industry Website: Industry Twitter: Consumer Website: International Buyer Website: 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 www.uspotatoes.com @US_Potato_Board www.potatogoodness.com www.facebook.com/PotatoesTatersAndSpuds www.youtube.com/user/PotatoGoodness UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD The following pages drive home how much success we’ve seen in the past year—we’ve got a lot to be proud of. You’ll find your business interests in the next few pages, and I hope you’re as enthusiastic as I am about what the United States Potato Board is doing for us: Maximizing Return on Grower Investment! Bakersfield, California CO-CHAIRMAN RESEARCH Pitman, Pennsylvania CO-CHAIRMAN INDUSTRY COMMUNICATIONS & POLICY Phil Hickman Horntown, Virginia CHAIRMAN FINANCE www.potatoesusa.com 49 International Marketing Internationally, the United States Potato Board (USPB) manages seven programs on behalf of the U.S. potato industry in more than 30 countries throughout the world. In each target market, the USPB employs representatives who conduct the day-to-day work. The steady upward climb of U.S. potato and product exports testifies to the value of international marketing: In FY14 (July 2013-June 2014), U.S. exports of all potato products hit record heights for the fourth year in a row, reaching $1.76 billion and 1.6 million metric tons. On a fresh weight basis, exports totaled 70.7 million cwt. The programs promote fresh (table-stock and chip-stock), processed (dehydrated and frozen) and seed potatoes. Commercial Target Markets: China/Hong Kong, Central America (Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua & the Dominican Republic), Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. New markets being developed are Myanmar (Burma) and Cambodia. Seed Target Markets: Present: Burkina Faso, Niger, Egypt; Potential: Myanmar (Burma), Guatemala, Morocco; Maintenance: Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, and Brazil. International Food Assistance and Development (IFAD) Target Markets: Developing countries targeted by USDA and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for assistance, development, and commercial market exploration. This includes sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean. UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD RETAIL PROGRAM 50 By targeting international retailers, the program introduced new U.S. potato varieties and potato products to consumers at the retail/ supermarket level. This was achieved through in-store retail promotions, in-store sampling, training seminars for produce associates, development of point-of-sale materials, and storage and handling seminars. The target audience included consumers, retailers and importers/distributors. USPB representatives also visited retailers frequently to ensure proper merchandising. Similar to the domestic marketing program, the USPB also worked with retailers to test new and promising best practices to determine if they increase sales at the retail level. On the U.S. industry side, the USPB continued to work with U.S. growers to ensure they are export ready and able to take advantage of opportunities as they arise by organizing events to build buyer/seller relationships. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ For frozen potatoes, eight new retail chains in China, Malaysia, Mexico and South Korea began carrying products from the United States. A total of 12 new products were introduced. ❣❣ The number of retail outlets carrying U.S. table-stock potatoes in the key target markets of Central American, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines and Vietnam increased. ❣❣ In-store promotions in Central America, Malaysia, Mexico and Vietnam resulted in sales increases of 75% or more for U.S. table-stock potatoes during the promotional period. ❣❣ Two partners carried out Best Practice programs to learn ways to hike table-stock sales. A test of in-store signage at AEON in Hong Kong resulted in sales increases of 51% for U.S. table-stock potatoes versus control stores. A cross-merchandising test with Taiwan Fresh showed sales jumped 25% compared with control stores. ❣❣ The program generated three trade leads for U.S. table-stock pota- toes to date, from Central America, the Philippines and Bangladesh. FOODSERVICE PROGRAM The USPB drives increased consumption and usage of U.S. potatoes in this important and growing sector by partnering with foodservice establishments, importers and distributors, culinary organizations and the media. Menu development helps adapt both western and local cuisine to the tastes of each target market and expands the use of fresh, frozen and dehydrated potato products by promoting new applications. Merchandising visits, trade shows, newsletters, seminars, potato demonstrations and samples are a few ways the USPB introduced new uses and products to both current and new distribution channels. The USPB continually provides messages about versatility, value, convenience, food safety and sales volume drivers to ensure U.S. potatoes are top-of-mind for buyers. To maintain market share, the USPB provides value-added services such as technical and educational support, and promotional funds, National Potato Council United States Potato Board INGREDIENTS PROGRAM to those buying 100% U.S. potatoes. Through these services, new products and menus are launched, thereby increasing sales. Trade education and public relations via foodservice media play a pivotal role in getting the word out about the versatility of U.S. potatoes. The foundation of the Ingredients Program is to generate new concepts and to disseminate technical information on the benefits of including U.S. potatoes and potato products as an ingredient in bakery, snack and food manufacturing. Trade education activities such as trade shows, seminars and one-onone meetings are crucial to the program. New product development is supported by providing risk-free samples through the Quality Samples Program (QSP). The USPB also provides technical assistance to end users to ensure they can successfully formulate and launch products incorporating U.S. potatoes. It supports new launches through tie-in promotions that generated consumer excitement about the new products. Communication, especially to dehydrated potato processors, is ongoing to ensure end-users are able to purchase U.S. potatoes either through local, in-country suppliers, or direct from the U.S. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ As of the third quarter (Q3) of FY15, 69 new menu items using U.S. frozen potato products, 22 new menu items made with U.S. dehydrated potatoes and nine new items made with U.S. table-stock potatoes were launched in target markets. ❣❣ Thirteen alternative channels began selling U.S. frozen potato products as of Q3. ❣❣ “Why Buy US” seminars and trainings were delivered in target markets. ❣❣ 29 chains either switched to U.S. frozen potato products from competitor sources or upgraded their specifications. frozen potato item, resulting in a multiple potato menu. ❣❣ Ten technical seminars featuring U.S. dehydrated potatoes were held for chefs. ❣❣ Ten technical seminars on dehydrated products were held for importers and distributors. ❣❣ One new importer in Malaysia began importing U.S. dehydrated potatoes. ❣❣ Three chefs from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan joined the USPB chef training event at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Napa, California in fall 2014. The ingredients program also promotes the United States as a source of high-quality chipping potatoes. The USPB utilized the QSP to convince manufacturers to conduct product trials, and continues to provide technical information and support, as needed, to convince target companies to make commercial purchases. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ Forty-one companies in the target markets were developing new products with U.S. dehydrated potatoes as of the third quarter of the fiscal year. ❣❣ To date, 14 companies have launched new products made UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD ❣❣ So far, 14 foodservice operations added an additional U.S. with U.S. dehydrated potatoes. ❣❣ USPB conducted 24 technical meetings and one seminar with current or prospective users of U.S. dehydrated potatoes. ❣❣ The program persuaded one new importer in Malaysia to add U.S. dehydrated potatoes to their line. ❣❣ One new company in Central America began buying U.S. chipping potatoes. 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 51 POTATO PROFILE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Presenting a positive image for potatoes is an overarching strategy for the USPB, both domestically and internationally. This program is the international direct-to-consumer marketing program that aims to increase awareness of the nutritional benefits, versatility, taste, variety and relevance of potatoes in the daily diets of consumers around the world. With a steady stream of research-based messages highlighting the positive benefits of potatoes, the USPB works to continuously improve attitudes and increase usage. Activities include consumer public relations and media outreach, electronic and social media interaction, community event participation and health/lifestyle/nutrition influencer outreach. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ Positive potato messaging was delivered in all target markets through social media, press releases, cooking workshops and other consumer-focused events. Pick-up and coverage of the messaging was very strong. seeks to increase U.S. grower involvement in exporting to help diversify their business models and increase their seed sales. Through a grant program, matching funds are available from the USPB to defer the initial costs of penetrating new markets to find new customers. As the program has expanded over several years, U.S. market share in most target countries is growing, and the base of varieties, importers and participating U.S. exporters is expanding. U.S. seed potato exports to target markets totaled 3,515 MT during FY14 (July 2013-June 2014). This is the second highest level ever. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ One new importer in Sub-Saharan Africa purchased U.S. seed potatoes. ❣❣ Three trade leads were generated for U.S. seed potatoes. ❣❣ Variety trials were initiated in Burkina Faso and Niger, along with trainings for growers. ❣❣ A trade mission visited Brazil. ❣❣ Market Assessments were conducted in Myanmar, Guatemala and Morocco in preparation for establishing full U.S. seed export development programs in FY16. ❣❣ USPB completed an update of the Potato Nutrition Handbook to UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD provide a credible resource for nutrition influencers and others. 52 SEED PROGRAM The USPB seed program builds global demand by identifying and developing new target markets, sponsoring field trials leading to variety registrations, obtaining and growing market access and educating foreign buyers about the benefits of investing in U.S. seed potatoes. Through these activities, the USPB spreads the word how U.S. potatoes are distinct in high quality, reputable growing techniques and comprehensive certification process. The seed program also National Potato Council INTERNATIONAL FOOD ASSISTANCE AND DEVELOPMENT (IFAD) PROGRAM The successful inclusion of dehydrated potatoes in U.S. government-funded food assistance and development programming is due solely to the IFAD program. Since gaining U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) approval for dehydrated potato flakes in 2001, the USPB has focused on expanding usage in this channel. The result is an increasing number of organizations and programs utilizing U.S. dehy, and the number of countries in which these products are United States Potato Board MARKET ACCESS AND ISSUES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Restricted market access remains one of the biggest impediments to growth of U.S. potato exports, making this a crucial program for the U.S. industry. The USPB continued to work with the National Potato Council (NPC) and state potato organizations to open new markets and maintain access in current markets. Under this program, market access issues for processed products are addressed through the American Potato Trade Alliance (APTA), while fresh and seed access issues are covered under the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Initiative (SPS). used. The program provides education and training services to USDA, USAID, private voluntary organizations (PVOs) and other groups via meetings, workshops, pilot projects, and other activities. The USPB also works to expand dehydrated products approved for use in U.S. government programs. Following initial approval for potato granules in 2012, the USPB also expands U.S. dehy packaging options. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ Private and public food assistance personnel gained education ❣❣ A reverse trade mission (RTM) for headquarters and field personnel helped build confidence in U.S. dehydrated potatoes as a solution to food insecurity. ❣❣ Work to expand granule packaging options brought the 20-kg granule bag closer to final approval after it passed a crucial USDA test in November. ❣❣ 140 MT of U.S. dehydrated potatoes were purchased to-date this year, valued at $199,216. ❣❣ To-date, 13,130 MT (1,881,857 cwt fresh weight equivalent), valued at $16 million, have been purchased through U.S. government programs since the inception of the program. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ USPB made extensive preparations for approval of Innate™ to minimize negative reactions to GMO potatoes by governments, trade and consumers. This included visits to the key markets of Taiwan, Korea, China and Japan and briefings for USPB representatives and USDA officials. ❣❣ For processed potato products, work with APTA addressed eight market access issues, resolving two. This included resolution to a denial of dehydrated potato shipments by Vietnam. ❣❣ Progress continues to be made establishing Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) in Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong which correspond to U.S. or Codex levels. ❣❣ Work through the SPS initiative addressed 19 issues with one resolved—the approval of overland trucking for U.S. chipping potatoes in Japan. ❣❣ The program spearheaded the launch of the legal battle in Mexico to overcome injunctions preventing the implementation of the new market access agreement for U.S. fresh potatoes. ❣❣ To ensure U.S. growers and shippers are fully export-ready, UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD through the USPB’s third annual workshop luncheon for PVOs and others, and also through a new series of informational miniworkshops for USAID and USDA personnel implemented this year. All access issues are ultimately government-to-government negotiations, so these efforts require close coordination and cooperation with USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and United States Trade Representative (USTR). However, it is often much easier to gain access if companies in the importing country also address these issues with their government. Thus, USPB continues to identify and work with companies in these markets who are allies on these issues. Overall, the program continues to address a variety of crucial food safety and regulatory issues through APTA, SPS and USPB in-country representatives. USPB continues to maintain a global review database, which provides potato specific MRL information for markets. ❣❣ Commercial sales have now been reported for school feeding programs, as an outgrowth of assistance efforts. 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 53 Domestic Marketing Success rests on the integrated nature of the Domestic Marketing strategies. Activities over this past year worked together disseminating messages which resonate positively with consumers, retailers, foodservice operators and food developers alike. These messages showcase potatoes as nutritious, contemporary, fresh, surprising and versatile. Programs relied heavily upon the USPB’s growing recipe library, consumer insights, nutritional research, menu innovation and positive-potato messages to develop and shape consumer demand for potatoes. CONSUMER MARKETING PROGRAM Consumer marketing programs were designed to drive new usage occasions by making potatoes more exciting and relevant to the modern consumer lifestyle. The USPB’s key audience in FY15 (July 2014 – June 2015), Millennial ‘Linda’s’, was surrounded with positive potato messages from a variety of mediums including advertising (print, digital and mobile), social media, public relations and the potatogoodness.com website, all aimed to build an emotional connection between the benefits of potatoes and their positive impact on the target consumer’s lifestyle. 2015 Fresh Editorial Campaign Unveiled The new “Fresh Editorial” advertising campaign launched in the fall of 2014 featuring smart (and often sassy) food bloggers, who brought their passion for cooking potatoes to life by telling their stories in the pages of popular women’s, parenting and lifestyle magazines. The campaign’s focus updated the potato’s image by celebrating what people love most about them. Marshalling the Power of Social Media Cultivation of relationships with more than 30 popular food bloggers resulted in new potato posts and fresh recipes. The potato-centric social content was shared with USPB and food blogger audiences and, ultimately, generated inspiration for new potato dishes at dinnertime. Online Venues Make Advertising Interactive Advertising with digital partners such as AllRecipes, Hungry Girl, Big Oven Swoop, Local Response and AdoTube generated customized and interactive potato messages on sites where Millennial Linda’s engage with recipes and food. These ads drove consumers to PotatoGoodness.com, and generated great interest and engagement, demonstrated by a click-through rate which is nearly five times higher than industry average. Contest Raises Level of Excitement about Potatoes UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD A partnership with the World Food Championships (WFC), the signature event of culinary competitions, placed potatoes at center stage as a featured or infused ingredient in multiple events. Over 50 WFC competitors cooked with potatoes in the World Recipe Challenge, Chef Challenge and #TopTater Potato Salad Throwdown. Participation generated high levels of traditional, digital and social media attention for potatoes. Insta-Success for Potatoes Since joining Instagram in early FY15, the USPB’s @PotatoGoodness page has seen a great influx of consumer engagement. Followers of the @PotatoGoodness account range from consumers to registered dietitians to influential media outlets such as Livestrong. com. Moreover, many consumers tag their friends on @PotatoGoodness photos, encouraging them to follow the account or make a particular dish. #TopTater Contest Expands Recipe Horizons The #TopTater campaign launched on Potato Goodness Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest social media platforms. A $100 prize was granted each week to the most five-star potato moments—dishes needed to be exciting, unique, creative, and make consumers say, “YUM!” 54 National Potato Council United States Potato Board Public Relations Keep Potatoes Top-of-Mind A seasonal news bureau keeps potato nutrition, positive health information and delicious recipes in front of consumers year-round through media outreach. This plan has produced coverage in a wide range of print and online publications such as Women’s World, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Shape Magazine, Yahoo.com and Bon Appetit. A demonstrated success of this tactic was a breakfast-themed story released in spring 2015 which featured a gluten-free breakfast sandwich made with potatoes. Articles have been published by more than 800 online news outlets for 51 million impressions to date. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ Online advertising generated nearly half a million recipe interactions, up 19% year-on-year, and nearly 17 million impressions by mid-year. The Click-through Rate (CTR) is already 48% above the goal—and nearly five times the industry average. ❣❣ The launch of a new advertising campaign, featuring recipes from high profile food bloggers, delivered 135 million impressions. ❣❣ Nearly $850,000 in value-added (free) media was secured, making industry investment go further. ❣❣ Public relations activities drove 1,300 media placements and 350 million impressions during the first six months alone. ❣❣ Press releases sparked coverage in top business journals, women’s magazines and leading online sites, generating 74 million impressions by mid-year. ❣❣ More than half a million visitors utilized PotatoGoodness.com by mid-year. PotatoGoodness.com remained in the top two of all relevant Google potato searches. ❣❣ USPB generated over forty new recipes from the Potato Lover’s Club network and World Food Championship. The USPB’s Retail Program aims to increase potato category sales in the retail channel by working directly with retailers and industry members. Strategies were carefully crafted to arm retailers with concepts and knowledge to build potato sales and help them improve response to today’s consumer demands. A key underpinning of the retail program has always been to transfer knowledge regarding USPB best business practices, a research-based program which identifies key actions to maximize potato sales. Education and training 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 Retail Outreach Translates Into More Effective Business Practices Retail outreach meetings were conducted with 20 key retailers to share category trends, shopper insights and marketing best practices. Opportunities and recommendations were shared as part of a category review. The USPB also sent out Potato Insights and Opportunities, a seasonal newsletter reaching over 1,700 retail leaders. Category Optimization Program Increases Potato Sales One Retailer at a Time The Category Optimization (CO) program was a partnership between a retailer, their supplier(s) and the USPB, which took place over a nine-month period. The objective is to grow category sales by adopting one or more of the USPB’s best practices, collaborating with their suppliers and providing measurements and analysis. A CO program was completed with Wakefern-ShopRite, and included in-store signage, recipe cards, circular ads, and cross promotion with the deli and in-store demonstrations. Test and Learn Creates Positive Impact New and promising best practices are continually being explored through test and learn programs at participating retailers, with the results monitored, measured and then shared with USPB industry members. A prepared potato ad effectiveness test was completed with Giant Eagle. Results showed how ads featuring prepared potatoes had mixed results—petite potatoes performed well, while five pound bags and white potatoes did not do significantly better. Helping Suppliers Become More Valuable Partners The USPB always seeks to provide industry members with new research and retail data. This year, the USPB met with five shippers to discuss category trends, shopper insights, marketing best practices and the implications for growing volume in the retail channel. Maximizing Consumer Impact by Tapping into Retail Channel The retail program supported the sponsorship of the 2014 World Food Championships (WFC) by extending the #TopTater contest into the retail channel. This expanded consumer awareness and participation provided shoppers with new preparation ideas to increase consumption. Five retailers participated in this event, and the winner of the contest from Schnucks, a large Midwest retailer, attended the WFC. UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD RETAIL PROGRAM for growers and shippers aids the industry’s ability to respond to the changing consumer and retail environment. 55 FOODSERVICE PROGRAM The foodservice industry is a critical sector in USPB’s programs. Restaurants serve as a testing ground for new potato ideas, which then find their way into consumer kitchens and onto retail shelves. The Foodservice Program targets leading chefs and restaurant chains driving food trends in America. This strategy centers on expanding potato menu innovation, particularly healthy innovations by showcasing better-for-you dishes. CIA Seminar Highlights the Possibilities of Potatoes New Partnership Builds New Generation of Potato Lovers The USPB and The Kids Cook Monday announced a partnership designed to educate families about delicious and nutritious potato recipes they can enjoy cooking and eating together. The partnership included the creation of an e-cookbook, which offers a year’s worth of “Monday meal suggestions” (52 recipes) families can cook and enjoy together. The e-cookbook can be found on select retailer’s websites, PotatoGoodness.com and TheKidsCookMonday.org. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ To date four supermarket chains converted their circular ads from UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD raw potato images to prepared potato images, and three retailers added information to signage based on recommendations from the Test and Learn program. ❣❣ The Giant Eagle Test and Learn program was completed, showing mixed results for image ads featuring prepared potatoes over raw potatoes. Best results were achieved for the petite potato category. ❣❣ Five retailers to host their own #TopTater recipe contest and sup- ported the activity with in-store signage, in-store radio ads and on social media. ❣❣ Kids Cook Monday digital cookbook was created to provide inspi- rational ideas for families to cook potatoes together throughout the year. ❣❣ USPB continued to develop and maintain a robust library of information and resources accessible to industry members and their retail customers, to help grow potato category sales. USPB hosted the 10th annual Culinary Institute of America (CIA) training in Napa, California, called “The Global Potato: A Menu Innovation Seminar.” This event entailed a culinary exploration of global flavors and dishes featuring fresh, frozen and dehydrated potatoes. It serves as a cornerstone in USPB’s effort to drive menu innovation and demonstrate the potato’s selling power on menus. Attendees represented 9,800 units. Three international chefs from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan also attended, adding a truly global perspective to this event. Digital Marketing Simplifies Access to Menu Innovation New Get Creative! online banner ads were developed and launched across key foodservice sites, including Foodservice.com, ProChef SmartBrief and RestaurantHospitality.com as part of the integrated foodservice campaign. “Get Creative!” e-Newsletter Inspires Chefs The Get Creative! e-newsletter is sent to thousands of foodservice industry professionals. The e-newsletter features domestic and international culinary innovations, as well as inspirational resources available from the USPB, including videos, recipes, nutritional updates and potato information. Foodservice Publicity Creates Media Presence for Potatoes The USPB continues to keep the foodservice media pipeline full of potato information and stories, while driving healthy potato innovation via recipes, features and editorials in leading publications. Through participation at the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC), the USPB established relationships with editors who expand the coverage of potatoes in the foodservice industry press. 56 National Potato Council United States Potato Board ❣❣ Domestic and International chefs participated in the fall 2014 CIA dozens of initial concepts. Mattson continues to refine the new product ideas through product development and lab testing. Consumer research will be critical to testing the acceptance of the concepts developed. Information and insights gained from consumer research will help convince food manufacturers to develop and launch new potato products consumers like and want. ❣❣ Digital banner ads are generating the highest click-through-rates of Online Resources Guide Food Developers Toward Potatoes MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! Global Menu Innovations Seminar. To date, 63% of the participants have added new potato items to their menus, the highest number of new product launches in the program’s history. any USPB online ad campaign in history. ❣❣ Trade publicity and media releases have generated over 2.7 million impressions to date, with more coverage occurring monthly. INGREDIENTS PROGRAM A growing consumer reliance on convenience and ready-to-heat meals is driving new opportunities for U.S. potatoes. The FY15 Ingredients Program sought to stimulate the use of potatoes in ready-to-heat (frozen and refrigerated) meals by developing new concepts and information to deliver to the refrigerated and frozen food manufacturing industries. The USPB continued to provide food developers and others with recipes and information to increase potato usage through PotatoGoodness.com. The Food Developer section on the web site demonstrates why potatoes are ideal for formulating consumer-pleasing products. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ Food developer focus groups were conducted to identify current challenges in formulating new products with potatoes. The insights are being taken into account during the formulation of new product ideas. ❣❣ Mattson continues to formulate new product ideas for consumer research and food manufacturer meetings. ❣❣ Nearly 2,000 visitors came to the food developers section of PotatoGoodness.com this year. NUTRITION COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM Innovation Partnership Yields New Ideas for Potato Products Weight Management Research Makes an Impression USPB-commissioned Weight Management research was published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition in October 2014. The research demonstrates how people can include potatoes in a healthful diet as part of a weight management program. Activities to promote the research resulted in coverage in media outlets such as Yahoo!, Market Watch, Los Angeles Business Journal and more than 40 additional regional business journals and newspapers for almost 50 million impressions. UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD The USPB identified an “innovation partner,” Mattson Co., to deliver new food concepts appealing to food manufacturers, while demonstrating the potato’s benefits in this category. An initial ideation session conducted at Mattson, a food development company, produced One of the essential pillars of the USPB domestic marketing program has been to develop an understanding of the positive nutrition profile of the potato among consumers and professionals. Nutrition research continues to be at the center of the program, providing a timely and credible resource for media and influencers. The objective has been to utilize the nutrition message to engage key industry influencers and build a base of goodwill among this group. Consumer friendly materials for media and the industry continue to help extend consistent nutrition messaging to consumers. The weight management research publication, along with the “good news about potato nutrition” discussed at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, created a flurry of social media attention from nutrition influencers and news outlets. 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 57 UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD APRE Partnership Brings New Voice to Nutrition Research CONSUMER RESEARCH PROGRAM A strategic partnership with the Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) has reinvigorated the nutrition research pipeline. APRE, of which the USPB is the lead funder, is aggressive in its pursuit of the publication of new science, and those resulting messages help arm the USPB and the entire potato industry with new evidence supporting the important role potatoes play in human nutrition. This has resulted in a higher nutritional profile for potatoes among the media. Comprehensive industry, technical and consumer research provides the foundation for effective marketing programs. Research provides insights and understanding of market shifts and trends, enabling USPB and the U.S. industry to identify where the best opportunities lie for growing U.S. market demand and to craft strategies to take advantage of those opportunities. Timely Communications Lift Potato Nutrition Profile Direct-to-influencer communication raised the visibility of news and information about potato nutrition. A newsletter is now sent to supermarket registered dietitians (RDs), seasonally, with relevant recipes and news, research and consumer-facing information to help them connect their shoppers with the potato category. Additionally, in-person meetings and special events with supportive thought-leaders has helped USPB to understand what tools and resources are needed to communicate the potato nutrition story. The research conducted this past year served three main objectives. First, research into Consumer Segmentation and Consumer Online Habits helped to proactively identify new opportunities. Consumer Attitudes and Usage, NET (National Eating Trends) In-Home Eating Trends, Shopper Insights, and ECRM Marketgate/Circular Ad Tracking enabled USPB to assess program performance. Sales and Utilization, Technomic Food Service Sizing, Nielsen Scantrack, Nielsen FreshFacts® and Homescan helped track potato volume and usage, providing valuable insights for industry members and their retail customers. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ Weight Management research was published in Journal of the ❣❣ Research enabled the industry to make informed decisions regarding American College of Nutrition. ❣❣ Extensive media coverage of the Weight Management research resulted in almost 50 million impressions. The story also saw numerous radio airings and social media posts. ❣❣ USPB participated in APRE meetings and strategic direction planning. ❣❣ The USPB Seasons newsletter was distributed to nearly 400 Supermarket RDs. ❣❣ Potato Healthline was distributed to more than 900 recipients. ❣❣ A Media RD Luncheon drew 14 RDs, resulting in numerous social media and blog posts about potatoes. ❣❣ Thirty-six supermarket RDs attended a USPB “What’s in Store” workshop. 58 National Potato Council Research Key to Overall Marketing Program potato opportunities and program performance. ❣❣ Conducted a consumer segmentation study to understand the U.S. consumer’s lifestyles, attitudes and behaviors toward food. Insights resulted in the identification of a new consumer target audience for FY16 USPB programs. ❣❣ An online media habits study was also completed, enabling the USPB to understand how today’s consumers are using digital media, as well as the most effective ways to reach consumers with a potato message online. United States Potato Board ISSUES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Continued NexGen Success – Purpose Confirmed The Issues Management program plays a crucial role in monitoring, evaluating and responding to issues affecting potatoes and the potato industry. The humble potato continues to garner discussion in obesity, acrylamide, GMOs, sustainability and various food safety concerns. To combat negative news reports, the USPB developed and implemented comprehensive plans for GMO and acrylamide concerns. The USPB continues to ally with the industry, NPC and APRE to ensure a coordinated response when issues arise. Seed acreage for NexGen varieties has reached 1,739 acres and continues to grow. Storage varieties include Lamoka, Waneta, Manistee, and Nicolet. Fresh varieties in the program include Elkton, Sebec, and Accumulator. In just four years, the chip program has come to represent 12% of the total chip market – a real confirmation of the program’s purpose. Consumer Awareness of Acrylamide Appears to Have Topped Out Monitoring shows media coverage of acrylamide has not increased, nor has concern about this issue expanded among consumers. The majority of respondent’s to the NPD Group/Food Safety Monitor April 2015 report indicated they had no awareness of acrylamide. This is down from previous years. The number of survey respondents indicating they have heard or read “quite a bit” or “a great deal” about this issue remains low. Proactive Plan for GMO Potatoes Aims to Head off Negative Response To ensure the U.S. potato industry did not do anything to create consumer concern with the entry of Innate™ potatoes to the market, the USPB worked with NPC and state grower organizations to develop an industry-wide response plan. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ An Industry-Wide Communications Plan was developed in preparation for the approval of Innate™ potatoes and industry-wide trainings and preparations completed. ❣❣ Monitoring showed very minimal negative reaction in mainstream CHIP PROGRAM Seed Sale – Vital Supplies The chip program recently completed its fifth annual seed auction. The sale of 155 cwt. of Sebec seed brought the program’s total auction revenue to $417,465. Sebec is the first Maine variety to be sold through the program. With a very limited supply of clean seed available, these seed sales are vital to the industry. SFA Database – Information Sharing with Industry After more than 20 years of collecting data, the Snack Food Association (SFA) database was established. This was coordinated with North Carolina State University (NCSU) through the chip program. All of the chip trialing information for the past three years is available online to the entire industry. The database can be accessed at potatoes.ncsu.edu/USPB-SFAsrch.php. 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 Seven breeding programs offer 44 varieties! Variety information specifics provide processors with a foundation on which they can build innovative consumer product options, as well as marketing ideas. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ Total revenue from the online seed auction has netted nearly $420,000 to the USPB chip program. ❣❣ The USPB chip program NexGen varieties represent 12% of the total chip market. FRY PROGRAM NFPT – Expansion with Consumer Attributes Testing The National Fry Processing Trials (NFPT) program is focused on low acrylamide forming clones to meet specific consumer attributes. Simplot and McCain Foods are committed to running at least three consumer attribute tests. This allows 90 to 100 samples to be tested per season. Meeting particular consumer attributes is one of the biggest obstacles to finding replacements for current varieties. This testing commitment is vital to the program’s next phase. The NFPT program utilizes a designated committee for variety selection. It is comprised of representatives of processors, growers/states, program management, and researchers. The selection committee was established to choose varieties for Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) and for entry into the program. MAXIMIZING RETURN ON GROWER INVESTMENT! ❣❣ Now in its fourth year of testing, the NFPT program has evaluated 130 breeding lines and 20 named varieties. ❣❣ At least 13 of these clones have generated additional testing outside the program. UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD press to the approval of Innate™ and relatively subdued reaction by activists. Nutrient Study – Looking for Innovation ❣❣ One of the program’s varieties has entered large scale commercial seed production. This is a remarkable accomplishment and a product of the industry’s commitment. 59 USPB Staff President/CEO Office Blair Richardson President & CEO blair@uspotatoes.com Carrie Brown Executive Assistant carrie@uspotatoes.com Dinah Tobey International Marketing Program Coordinator dinah@uspotatoes.com Rachel LeDoux Budget Analyst rachel@uspotatoes.com Caitlin Mueller Meeting Planner caitlin@uspotatoes.com Teresa “T.K.” Kuwahara Global Ingredients Marketing Manager teresak@uspotatoes.com Debra Crane Administrative Assistant debra.crane@uspotatoes.com Sarah Reece Global Retail Marketing Manager sarah@uspotatoes.com Finance & Information Technology Susan Weller Global Foodservice Marketing Manager susanw@uspotatoes.com Diana LeDoux Vice President, Finance & Information Technology diana@uspotatoes.com Pamela Lee Compliance Investigator leepamela@uspotatoes.com Melissa Guzman Administrator, Accounting melissa.guzman@uspotatoes.com Helga Cole Compliance Assistant helga.cole@uspotatoes.com Industry Communications & Policy David Fraser Vice President, Industry Communications & Policy david.fraser@uspotatoes.com David Fairbourn Manager, Industry Communications & Policy david.fairbourn@uspotatoes.com UNITED STATES POTATO BOARD James Ruden Marketing Administrative Assistant james@uspotatoes.com Meredith Myers Global Consumer Marketing Manager meredithm@uspotatoes.com 2015/2016 Board Members CALIFORNIA Steve Elfering selfering@potandon.com Jared Fielding fieldingjared@gmail.com Merrill Hanny merrillhannyfarms@gmail.com VIRGINIA Justin Dagen jdagen@wiktel.com Phil Hickman hickspud1@yahoo.com Jeff Edling jedling@izoom.net WASHINGTON Gary Gray ghbgray@frontiernet.net MISSOURI Jeff Harper jeff@flyinghfarms.net MONTANA Brett Jensen brettjensenfarms@gmail.com Brian Jones brian@sunvalleypotatoes.com Steve Cottom spudman44@hotmail.com NEBRASKA Tim May tim@fvproduce.com Mike Brooks mbrooks7033@aol.com Randi Hammer Randim32@aol.com Rick Likes RMLikes@live.com NEW MEXICO Mike Hawley hawleymike@yahoo.com Dwight Little spudfarmer2002@hotmail.com Dan Moss dan@mossfarms.com Dirk Parkinson dirk@potatoseed.us Craig Searle csearle@pmt.org Eric Sutton esuttonspuds@gmail.com Brian Kirschenmann brian@kirschenmann.com Jerry Tominaga jersouthwind@pmt.org Weston Walker westonw@goldustfarms.com Dillon VanOrden vospudman@gmail.com COLORADO Chris Wada chris@wadafarms.com Brian Theobald brian@rgpotato.com NEW YORK Chris Hansen chrishansen@mccormickfarms.net NORTH CAROLINA Eric James jamesbrosinc@embargmail.com NORTH DAKOTA Carl Hoverson carl@hoversonfarms.com Casey Hoverson casey@hoversonfarms.com Bill Sheldon bjsheldn@nccray.com Jeff VanRay jvanray@daktel.com OHIO Jared Wattenbarger jared@wattenbargerfarms.com Laura Huddle jhs@henry-net.com Lynn Wilcox lynn@wilcoxfresh.com OREGON Research Ryan Krabill Director, Research & Analysis ryan@uspotatoes.com Dan Chin dchin@wongpotatoes.com David Tonso david.tonso@rpespud.com MAINE Mike Madsen mmadsen@agrinw.com Marketing FLORIDA ILLINOIS Brandon Berce brandon.berce@gmail.com Lon Baley lonbaley@btfspuds.com Marty Myers mmyers@rdoffutt.com Arnold Mack bigdaddymackin@yahoo.com Keith Doyen keith@doyenfarms.com Prim Parker Parker33@windstream.net Jay LaJoie jglajoie@hotmail.com Nolan Masser nolan.masser@gmail.com IDAHO MASSACHUSETTS RHODE ISLAND PENNSYLVANIA Kerry Heilig kheilig2@gmail.com Philip Mehlenbacher philipm@mfifarms.com Mike Pink pinkfarm.md@gmail.com Doug Poe doug.poe@centurytel.net Brandon Schaapman bscaap@gmail.com Tyler Sorenson tsorenson@agrinw.com John Stahl john_stahlfarms@me.com Marvin Wollman potatoemaker@gmail.com WEST VIRGINIA Bill Grose jgrose3681@gmail.com WISCONSIN Adam Bula abula22@yahoo.com Mark Finnessy mark@okray.com Rick Kantner rickk@katzproduce.com Heidi Randall Heidi.randall@alsum.com Eric Schroeder eric@sbfi.biz IMPORTERS Ed Barnhill barnhill.ed@cavendishproduce.com Jeremy Arnold jarnold@silverstar.com Bernie Smiarowski tedfarm@comcast.net Tyler Young tyler@youngfamilyfarm.com Sanjiv Kakkar himalya@erols.com Kent Bitter kbttr@msn.com MICHIGAN SOUTH DAKOTA Vernon Thomas vmthomas@mccain.ca Bob Conger bob@idahopotato.cc Dewey Crane cranefarmsllc@RTCI.net National Potato Council Gerald Greenwalt gerald.greenwalt@frontier.com Thomas Kress tkress208@msn.com Katie Nuemiller-Floming katie@neumillerfarms.com Renee O’Brien Assistant Marketing Manager renee@uspotatoes.com Jody Easterday jody@easterdayfarms.com Kristi Gundersen Kristi@knutzenfarms.com Brian Meisner b_mise@yahoo.com Amy Burdett Director, Marketing Operations amy@uspotatoes.com Molly Connors molly@basingold.com NEW JERSEY Kael Koompin kaelkoompin@gmail.com Segundo Diaz diaz@amigo.net John Toaspern Chief Marketing Officer johnt@uspotatoes.com Brandon Boorman bmworktruck@yahoo.com John Halverson Rex Calloway john.halverson@blackgoldpotato.com rcalloway14@gmail.com Alex Tiede alextd9@hotmail.com Kurt Holland kurt@mvproduce.com Jody Bailie baleit@eltopia.com Karlene Hardy hardy1@pmt.org Brett Dixon bdixon@topbrassmktg.com Ken Burback burbackk@gmail.com MINNESOTA Alexandra Grimm Manager, Industry Communications & Policy agrimm@uspotatoes.com Kimberlee Breshears Director, Marketing Programs kim@uspotatoes.com 60 Brant Darrington bldarrington@gmail.com Diane Hanson hansfarm@up.net Steven Gangwish steven.gangwish@cssfarms.com Shari Kitchen shari.kitchen@gmail.com TEXAS Kyle Lennard kyle@lennardag.com Bruce Barrett barrettfarms@gmail.com PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE Marilyn Dolan Marilyn@tcdinc.org Potato Production, Seed Use, Farm Disposition, Price, and Value Year Production Total Farm disposition used Where grown for Seed, feed Shrinkage Sold Price seed and home and loss 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 321,978 357,666 355,334 366,314 342,447 303,905 340,623 355,131 333,726 362,039 406,609 361,743 389,320 356,438 370,444 402,110 417,622 425,367 430,349 469,425 445,099 499,254 467,091 475,667 478,093 513,544 437,673 458,171 457,814 456,041 423,926 441,348 444,875 415,055 432,601 404,273 429,647 462,766 434,652 1,000 cwt 25,615 25,566 25,989 24,331 22,316 24,063 24,931 24,120 25,475 27,159 24,955 25,770 25,544 25,973 27,025 28,061 26,747 28,241 29,081 29,428 30,561 29,138 29,975 29,206 29,580 27,137 28,625 28,149 26,687 24,695 25,659 26,437 24,476 24,533 24,027 25,060 26,497 25,809 25,159 6,560 6,760 6,718 6,302 5,904 6,380 6,004 7,242 5,937 5,701 8,061 6,248 5,654 5,810 5,722 5,949 5,995 5,923 5,951 5,904 5,755 6,221 5,475 5,764 5,545 5,287 5,386 5,622 5,543 4,796 4,791 4,738 4,105 4,138 4,535 4,220 4,142 4,869 4,323 STATISTICS Source: Potatoes 2013 Summary (September 2014), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. 62 National Potato Council 22,177 26,246 31,119 34,439 30,128 23,237 26,339 31,045 24,664 30,057 52,707 28,355 31,901 25,067 24,974 28,329 32,429 33,807 30,181 37,342 29,630 41,238 32,183 35,449 35,550 43,685 21,227 30,905 35,294 37,408 28,519 29,852 29,561 26,438 29,135 24,990 27,755 28,356 26,211 293,241 324,660 317,497 325,573 306,415 274,288 308,280 316,844 303,125 326,281 345,841 327,140 351,765 325,561 339,748 367,832 379,198 385,637 394,217 426,179 409,714 451,795 429,433 434,454 436,998 464,572 401,060 421,644 416,977 413,837 390,616 406,758 411,209 384,478 398,931 375,063 397,750 429,541 404,118 Farm production $/cwt 4.48 3.59 3.55 3.38 3.44 6.55 5.42 4.45 5.82 5.69 3.92 5.03 4.38 6.02 7.36 6.08 4.96 5.52 6.16 5.56 6.75 4.91 5.64 5.56 5.76 5.08 6.99 6.67 5.89 5.65 7.04 7.31 7.51 8.42 8.25 9.20 9.41 8.65 9.71 Value of sales $ 1,000 1,442,741 1,313,201 1,282,521 1,166,539 1,255,047 1,127,531 1,224,478 1,098,936 1,172,108 1,052,542 1,985,814 1,795,482 1,831,474 1,670,955 1,562,639 1,411,309 1,934,263 1,763,508 2,042,298 1,855,751 1,568,296 1,355,438 1,810,330 1,644,602 1,682,949 1,539,467 2,143,971 1,958,373 2,716,963 2,501,327 2,430,983 2,239,615 2,042,899 1,880,156 2,336,478 2,129,241 2,642,699 2,429,854 2,593,446 2,369,130 2,995,711 2,765,823 2,423,476 2,218,119 2,622,621 2,421,212 2,633,941 2,416,566 2,742,428 2,519,138 2,590,053 2,359,162 3,055,876 2,802,978 3,045,310 2,811,995 2,685,822 2,457,640 2,565,260 2,344,481 2,981,754 2,758,275 3,208,632 2,981,414 3,339,710 3,088,763 3,770,462 3,494,193 3,557,574 3,291,800 3,721,501 3,448,748 4,040,568 3,743,011 3,993,815 3,728,191 4,222,628 3,929,938 Statistics Potato Area Planted and Harvested by Seasonal Group States and United States: 2012-2014 Seasonal group and State 2012 Area planted 2013 2014 2012 Area harvested 2013 2014 1,000 acres Spring Arizona 4.0 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.5 California 29.5 27.0 25.0 29.0 26.5 24.8 Florida 37.1 30.9 30.5 36.6 29.5 29.3 Hastings area 1 23.6 (NA) (NA) 23.3 (NA) (NA) Other areas 1 13.5 (NA) (NA) 13.3 (NA) (NA) North Carolina 16.5 14.5 14.5 16.0 13.5 13.5 Texas 2 9.8 (NA) (NA) 9.3 (NA) (NA) United States 96.9 75.9 73.8 94.6 72.9 71.1 Summer Colorado 3 5.4 (NA) (NA) 5.3 (NA) (NA) Delaware 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.2 Illinois 7.6 6.8 6.5 7.4 6.7 6.4 Kansas 5.5 4.4 4.2 5.2 4.3 4.1 Maryland 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.3 Missouri 9.1 9.5 8.2 8.9 9.0 7.9 New Jersey 2.3 2.4 2.0 2.3 2.4 1.9 Texas 11.0 18.0 21.0 10.8 17.7 20.6 Virginia 5.5 4.0 5.0 5.4 3.9 4.5 United States 50.1 48.7 50.4 49.0 47.5 48.9 Fall California 8.3 7.3 8.5 8.3 7.3 8.5 Colorado 55.1 54.8 60.2 54.0 54.6 59.8 San Luis Valley (NA) 49.7 54.2 (NA) 49.6 53.9 All other areas (NA) 5.1 6.0 (NA) 5.0 5.9 Idaho 345.0 317.0 321.0 344.0 316.0 320.0 10 Southwest counties 20.0 17.0 16.0 20.0 17.0 16.0 Other Idaho counties 325.0 300.0 305.0 324.0 299.0 304.0 Maine 59.0 55.0 51.0 58.5 54.0 50.5 Massachusetts 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 Michigan 47.0 44.5 43.0 46.0 44.0 42.5 Minnesota 49.0 46.0 43.0 47.0 45.0 42.0 Montana 12.0 11.3 11.5 11.7 11.1 11.3 Nebraska 23.5 18.5 15.0 23.3 18.3 14.8 Nevada 7.1 (D) (D) 7.1 (D) (D) New Mexico 6.3 (D) (D) 6.2 (D) (D) New York 18.5 17.5 16.0 18.0 17.1 15.8 North Dakota 88.0 81.0 79.0 84.0 78.0 77.0 Ohio 2.1 1.9 1.6 2.0 1.8 1.5 Oregon 42.0 40.0 39.0 41.7 39.6 38.9 Pennsylvania 8.9 6.7 5.3 8.6 6.6 5.2 Rhode Island 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 Washington 165.0 160.0 165.0 164.0 160.0 165.0 Wisconsin 66.5 62.5 64.0 66.0 62.0 63.0 Other States 4 (NA) 10.9 9.4 (NA) 10.7 9.3 United States 1,007.8 939.3 936.9 994.9 930.5 929.5 All United States 1,154.8 1,063.9 1,061.1 1,138.5 1,050.9 1049.5 STATISTICS (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. (NA) Not available. 1 Estimates discontinued in 2013. 2 Beginning in 2013 Spring estimates included in Summer total for Texas. 3 Beginning in 2013 Summer estimates included in Fall total for Colorado. 4 Includes data withheld above. Source: Crop Production 2014 Summary (January 2015), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 63 Potato Yield and Production in Cwt by Seasonal Group States and United States: 2012-2014 Seasonal group and State 2012 Yield per acre 2013 2014 2012 Production 2013 2014 cwt 1,000 cwt STATISTICS Spring Arizona California Florida Hastings area 1 Other areas 1 North Carolina Texas 2 United States Summer Colorado 3 Delaware Illinois Kansas Maryland Missouri New Jersey Texas Virginia United States Fall California Colorado San Luis Valley All other areas Idaho 10 Southwest counties Other Idaho counties Maine Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Montana Nebraska Nevada New Mexico New York North Dakota Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island Washington Wisconsin Other States 4 United States All United States 225 280 310 833 952 1,085 400 410 470 11,600 10,865 11,656 244 240 240 8,917 7,080 7,032 222 (NA) (NA) 5,172 (NA) (NA) 282 (NA) (NA) 3,745 (NA) (NA) 200 240 210 3,200 3,240 2,835 235 (NA) (NA) 2,186 (NA) (NA) 283 304 318 26,736 22,137 22,608 450 (NA) (NA) 255 280 290 380 370 415 350 350 340 380 310 380 300 300 270 280 230 225 490 460 330 250 210 250 372 363 322 470 370 (NA) (NA) 412 530 405 275 330 350 400 320 445 380 460 285 300 220 550 260 250 585 460 (NA) 423 408 480 372 365 440 415 520 409 290 260 360 385 310 460 (D) (D) 290 290 280 545 290 260 600 420 457 425 414 (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. (NA) Not available. 1 Estimates discontinued in 2013. 2 Beginning in 2013 Spring estimates included in Summer total for Texas. 3 Beginning in 2013 Summer estimates included in Fall total for Colorado. 4 Includes data withheld above. Source: Crop Production 2014 Summary (January 2015), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. 64 National Potato Council 475 397 390 460 425 515 420 300 320 370 400 320 435 (D) (D) 280 315 280 580 270 245 615 430 420 439 426 2,385 (NA) (NA) 357 392 348 2,812 2,479 2,656 1,820 1,505 1,394 874 651 874 2,670 2,700 2,133 644 552 428 5,292 8,142 6,798 1,350 819 1,125 18,204 17,240 15,756 3,901 19,980 (NA) (NA) 141,820 10,600 131,220 16,088 1,287 16,100 18,800 3,744 10,369 2,698 2,852 5,130 25,200 440 22,935 2,236 150 95,940 30,360 (NA) 420,030 464,970 3,504 20,304 18,104 2,200 131,131 8,840 122,291 15,660 1,014 15,840 17,325 3,441 8,418 (D) (D) 4,959 22,620 504 21,582 1,914 130 96,000 26,040 4,889 395,275 434,652 4,038 23,735 21,021 2,714 135,920 8,240 127,680 15,150 1,248 15,725 16,800 3,616 6,438 (D) (D) 4,424 24,255 420 22,562 1,404 123 101,475 27,090 3,906 408,329 446,693 Statistics Potato Production, Seed Use, Farm Disposition, Price, and Value States and United States: 2013 Crop Farm disposition Value of Total Price State Production used Seed, Shrink per for feed, and Sold cwt Production 1 Sales 1 seed home loss 1,000 cwt 1,000 cwt 1,000 cwt $ $1,000 $1,000 Arizona (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) California 14,369 927 2 875 13,492 17.1 246,171 229,845 Colorado 20,304 1,565 954 1,460 17,890 9.9 201,010 176,809 Delaware 392 21 1 1 390 19.2 7,526 7,476 Florida 7,080 751 (NA) 210 6,870 17 120,360 116,978 131,131 7,545 1,166 8,525 121,440 7.75 1,016,265 941,110 Idaho 2,479 117 10 7 2,462 10.7 26,525 26,361 Illinois Kansas 1,505 125 - 60 1,445 11.3 17,007 16,320 15,660 1,030 230 1,130 14,300 10.5 164,430 149,444 Maine 651 33 1 4 646 12.5 8,138 8,098 Maryland Massachusetts 1,014 89 - 19 995 11.1 11,255 11,002 15,840 1,035 310 430 15,100 11.9 188,496 179,645 Michigan Minnesota 17,325 900 59 866 16,400 9.5 164,588 155,401 Missouri 2,700 102 5 2 2,693 13.8 37,260 37,126 3,441 286 226 180 3,035 12.9 44,389 39,191 Montana 8,418 494 183 429 7,806 13.7 115,327 106,892 Nebraska (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) Nevada New Jersey 552 37 8 1 543 11.7 6,458 6,342 New Mexico (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) New York 4,959 374 29 113 4,817 13.4 66,451 64,404 (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) North Carolina North Dakota 22,620 1,742 299 2,111 20,210 10.3 232,986 208,518 504 34 5 4 495 14.8 7,459 7,347 Ohio 21,582 874 72 1,400 20,110 8.75 188,843 176,312 Oregon Pennsylvania 1,914 152 3 13 1,898 16.2 31,007 30,772 130 10 4 3 123 13.2 1,716 1,621 Rhode Island Texas 8,142 540 814 7,328 16.1 131,086 117,904 819 74 1 2 816 23 18,837 18,750 Virginia 96,000 4,175 290 6,000 89,710 8.25 792,000 738,823 Washington Wisconsin 26,040 1,449 421 1,300 24,319 10.4 270,816 254,116 Other States 2 9,081 678 44 252 8,785 11.7 106,222 103,331 United States 434,652 25,159 4,323 26,211 404,118 9.71 4,222,628 3,929,938 - (D) 1 2 Represents zero. Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. May not calculate due to rounding. Includes data withheld above. Source: Potatoes 2013 Summary (September 2014), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. STATISTICS 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 65 All Potatoes Price per Cwt and Value of Production - States and United States: 2012-2014 State 2012 Arizona California Colorado Delaware Florida Idaho Illinois Kansas Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island Texas Virginia Washington Wisconsin Other States 2 United States 3 (D) 1 2 3 Price per cwt Value of production 1 2013 2014 2012 2013 $ Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. The value of production is the sum of the value of production of the seasonal groups. Includes data withheld above. The 2011 and 2012 prices per cwt are derived from value of sales. The 2013 price is derived from value of production. STATISTICS National Potato Council $1,000 (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) 13.10 17.10 12.10 199,767 246,171 189,577 7.25 9.90 9.05 161,834 201,010 214,802 19.00 19.20 14.80 6,783 7,526 5,150 20.30 17.00 18.70 180,569 120,360 131,498 7.05 7.75 6.85 999,831 1,016,265 931,052 8.50 10.70 9.70 23,902 26,525 25,763 6.00 11.30 8.55 10,920 17,007 11,919 11.00 10.50 9.80 176,968 164,430 148,470 10.60 12.50 11.70 9,264 8,138 10,226 10.80 11.10 11.00 13,900 11.255 13,728 11.60 11.90 10.90 186,760 188,496 171,403 8.20 9.50 9.75 154,160 164,588 163,800 12.00 13.80 11.90 32,040 37,260 25,383 12.00 12.90 12.70 44,928 44,389 45,923 10.90 13.70 8.60 113,022 115,327 55,367 (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) 11.70 11.90 (D) 6,458 5,093 (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) (D) 13.60 13.40 12.40 69,768 66,451 54,858 11.30 (D) (D) 36,160 (D) (D) 8.95 10.30 9.15 225,540 232,986 221,933 11.80 14.80 13.00 5,192 7,459 5,460 7.90 8.75 7.30 181,187 188,843 164,703 16.20 16.20 17.50 36,223 31,007 24,570 12.70 13.20 15.00 1,905 1,716 1,845 14.10 16.10 17.00 105,750 131,086 115,566 12.90 23.00 16.60 17,415 18,837 18,675 7.30 8.25 7.20 700,362 792,000 730,620 8.70 10.40 10.10 264,132 270,816 273,609 8.40 11.70 11.10 58,963 106,222 86,623 8.63 9.71 8.62 4,017,245 4,222,628 3,847,616 Source: Crop Values 2014 Summary (February 2015), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. 66 2014 Statistics Fall Potato Percent of Acreage Planted by Type of Potato Selected States and United States: 2012 and 2013 Potato types 1 State Reds Whites Yellows Russets 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013 % Colorado 1 4 6 10 5 8 88 78 3 3 4 4 2 2 91 91 Idaho Maine 4 3 38 42 3 2 55 53 1 1 86 84 1 1 12 14 Michigan 19 20 12 11 1 1 68 68 Minnesota 6 3 87 93 4 3 3 1 New York North Dakota 24 24 35 30 1 1 40 45 Oregon 3 3 14 16 3 3 80 78 Pennsylvania 2 6 91 88 2 5 5 1 Washington 4 5 7 8 2 3 87 84 10 8 37 38 1 1 52 53 Wisconsin United States 6 7 19 20 2 2 73 71 - 1 Represents zero. Predominant type shown may include small portion of other type(s) constituting less than 1 percent of State’s total. Blue types are reported under red types. Source: Potatoes 2013 Summary (September 2014), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Potato Stocks Held by Growers, Local Dealers, and Processors – 13 Fall States: 2012-2013 Crop year and State Current year Following year December 1 February 1 April 1 June 1 1,000 cwt 2012 California 2,500 1,500 (NA) (NA) Colorado 14,400 10,800 (NA) (NA) Idaho 99,500 78,500 (NA) (NA) Maine 12,200 9,400 (NA) (NA) Michigan 9,500 5,700 (NA) (NA) Minnesota 12,000 8,900 (NA) (NA) Montana 3,700 3,400 (NA) (NA) Nebraska 7,100 5,400 (NA) (NA) New York 2,700 1,200 (NA) (NA) North Dakota 16,800 12,700 (NA) (NA) Oregon 18,100 13,400 (NA) (NA) Washington 55,500 42,000 (NA) (NA) Wisconsin 17,500 11,700 (NA) (NA) Other States - - - United States 271,500 204,600 (NA) (NA) Klamath Basin 1 4,800 2,800 (NA) (NA) 2013 California - Represents zero. (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. (NA) Not available. 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 1 2 Includes data withheld above. Includes potato stocks in California and Klamath County, Oregon. STATISTICS (NA) (NA) 800 (D) Colorado (NA) (NA) 7,000 2,800 Idaho (NA) (NA) 47,000 20,000 Maine (NA) (NA) 4,400 (D) Michigan (NA) (NA) 2,100 (D) Minnesota (NA) (NA) 6,000 3,000 Montana (NA) (NA) 1,800 (D) Nebraska (NA) (NA) 2,200 (D) New York (NA) (NA) 650 (D) North Dakota (NA) (NA) 6,500 1,800 Oregon (NA) (NA) 7,600 3,000 Washington (NA) (NA) 26,000 12,500 Wisconsin (NA) (NA) 7,000 1,300 Other States - - - 2,485 United States (NA) (NA) 119,050 46,885 Klamath Basin 1 (NA) 2,800 1,850 (NA) Source: Potatoes 2013 Summary (September 2014), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. 67 Top 50 Registered Seed Potato Varieties Grown in Canada Total Hectarage Accepted by Province: 2014 STATISTICS Variety Name Prince Edward Nova New British Total Newfoundland Island Scotia Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta Columbia Hectares RUSSET BURBANK 1,274.082 749.282 51.903 1,138.360 230.955 1,587.313 7.962 5,039.857 GOLDRUSH 5.277 793.996 165.387 910.320 2.326 34.980 4.412 37.456 0.772 1,954.926 ATLANTIC 0.641 323.926 525.171 2.380 6.000 79.466 3.386 940.970 NORLAND 204.058 37.804 128.955 2.713 138.090 192.461 86.996 10.691 801.768 SHEPODY 346.334 166.432 1.339 7.818 5.000 43.122 153.857 8.062 731.964 RANGER RUSSET 264.441 20.531 130.810 55.083 200.861 14.613 686.339 RUSSET NORKOTAH 28.782 183.841 1.199 16.900 95.851 225.403 28.189 580.165 SUPERIOR 0.401 327.444 31.526 199.997 9.373 1.500 570.241 EVA 1.080 549.756 15.405 566.241 KENNEBEC 0.001 352.463 124.641 5.973 22.223 1.000 0.362 8.689 31.579 546.931 CHIEFTAIN 1.451 82.600 93.429 195.975 11.637 23.073 78.329 486.494 106.364 170.541 0.270 126.090 13.720 416.985 INNOVATOR 0.005 116.458 72.184 34.410 10.694 43.190 4.132 27.940 85.831 394.844 YUKON GOLD 259.099 0.001 71.621 51.611 382.332 HO2000 0.501 138.460 63.400 102.048 305.623 UMATILLA RUSSET 1.214 288.064 288.064 ENVOL 76.073 21.820 21.113 24.035 48.400 56.519 0.002 247.962 DAKOTA PEARL 111.831 4.564 104.610 6.100 228.376 AC CHALEUR 1.271 147.972 65.832 5.911 219.715 BABY BOOMER 94.460 14.033 57.232 0.220 176.427 SANGRE 10.482 155.661 7.770 7.543 0.001 170.975 YUKON GEM 1.400 0.100 15.361 135.730 0.472 153.063 BINTJE 109.382 5.553 15.444 143.413 SNOWDEN 13.034 37.695 9.896 0.071 1.132 138.015 CLASSIC RUSSET 89.221 124.430 124.430 MILVA 0.010 9.712 14.000 18.362 1.872 117.873 SIFRA 73.917 70.490 15.700 2.742 6.481 95.413 RED PONTIAC 14.100 15.700 95.359 PICCOLO 65.559 59.010 0.561 13.703 5.500 1.564 14.262 94.600 CAL WHITE 39.810 0.086 8.462 94.024 FABULA 45.666 14.582 37.908 0.045 0.884 31.534 84.953 RED LA SODA 49.786 15.339 3.113 82.405 ANDOVER 14.167 52.982 1.000 1.800 81.987 DARKRED CHIEFTAIN 26.205 4.453 2.116 79.615 VIKING 0.300 9.046 63.700 2.020 34.562 33.010 0.109 0.930 2.652 75.308 GEMSTAR RUSSET 2.025 44.100 29.918 75.018 AGATA 1.000 0.010 40.581 8.091 64.115 VIVALDI 15.433 0.001 62.555 NORVALLEY 62.554 IPM-ABR 0.002 14.113 20.101 27.428 61.644 0.002 1.511 21.482 6.600 23.500 0.440 3.452 56.987 ADORA 10.110 26.025 2.251 53.586 PACIFIC RUSSET 15.200 37.070 10.021 3.833 50.924 AC PEREGRINE RED 48.278 48.278 ALTURAS 29.012 17.662 46.674 BLAZER RUSSET RED MARIA 0.001 41.813 41.814 HARMONY 23.400 10.780 4.000 38.180 0.010 10.729 13.482 31.107 AMBRA 6.886 10.000 9.643 6.967 30.310 MODOC 3.700 23.900 5.161 29.061 MUSICA 28.843 CARLINGFORD 28.843 6,011 0 2,872 2,234 179 2,133 1,040 3,105 333 17,916.753 Total top 50 registered varieties 10 7 1,162 0 1,125 454 58 162 158 935 79 4,139 Total other varieties1 TOTAL ALL 17 7,173 0 3,997 2,687 237 2,294 1,199 4,040 412 22,056.060 1 Other varieties included non registered varieties, varieties grown on smaller hectarage and varieties that were not approved for release by the Canadian Representative. Note: To convert hectares to acres multiply the number of hectares x 2.471, i.e. 100 hectares equals 247.1 acres. Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, October 2014. 68 National Potato Council Statistics Fall Potato Acres Planted for Certified Seed – Selected States and United States: 2012 and 2013 2012 Crop 2013 Crop Entered for Percent Entered for State certification Certified certified certification Certified Percent certified acres acres Alaska California Colorado Idaho Maine Michigan Minnesota Montana Nebraska New York North Dakota Oregon Pennsylvania Washington Wisconsin United States 124 124 100 76 76 100 840 840 100 815 815 100 15,964 13,834 87 13,256 9,737 73 35,729 35,382 99 33,579 33,101 99 11,712 11,445 98 10,794 10,794 100 2,355 2,355 100 2,253 2,242 100 7,138 6,082 85 6,564 5,385 82 10,429 10,429 100 10,136 10,136 100 6,165 5,312 86 6,106 6,097 100 762 762 100 618 618 100 19,607 14,446 74 17,953 14,170 79 2,792 2,708 97 2,531 2,460 97 325 325 100 343 325 95 3,012 2,964 98 3,065 3,052 100 8,670 8,670 100 8,404 8,404 100 125,624 115,678 92 116,493 107,412 92 (NA) Not available. (X) Not applicable. Source: Potatoes 2013 Summary (September 2014), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. STATISTICS 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 69 2014 Total Certified Seed Potato Acres Accepted, United States Cultivar/clone AK CA CO ID ME MI MN MT NE ND NV NY OR WA WI Acres Russet Burbank 0.20 13,469.87 200.19 981.02 4,312.32 220.27 1,002.16 91.30 289.15 74.50 20,640.98 Frito-Lay Varieties 63.00 853.50 1,938.40 2,762.79 596.25 121.87 291.21 69.00 2,170.70 8,866.72 Ranger Russet 4,951.01 37.51 1,235.73 59.41 1,288.00 4.62 296.72 153.00 8,026.00 Norland “Dark Red” 0.20 532.79 552.92 1,196.15 127.72 1,515.40 2.31 19.07 917.76 4,864.32 Umatilla Russet 1,026.56 82.32 1,505.47 77.80 1,071.22 9.00 190.87 248.15 2.75 4,214.14 Norland “Red” 0.20 0.30 0.40 419.37 44.85 2,835.85 0.35 16.00 291.96 3,609.28 Miscellaneous 1.20 19.00 1,702.80 0.01 0.07 970.08 41.41 0.61 1.07 387.27 1.70 8.62 3,133.84 Atlantic 122.00 194.50 231.75 888.17 59.95 56.81 11.42 227.15 287.51 0.62 85.06 60.00 703.26 2,928.20 Russet Norkotah 4.30 590.80 135.00 121.00 24.07 382.80 264.77 254.11 341.80 180.00 344.70 2,643.35 Alturas 1,697.63 0.01 669.72 2.64 190.04 2,560.04 Dakota Pearl 70.30 357.31 88.33 1,711.18 2,227.12 Snowden 778.16 360.42 12.01 160.64 33.00 16.50 50.22 689.09 2,100.04 Russet Norkotah Sel 296 684.00 912.00 0.70 2.65 228.90 85.47 121.80 64.00 2,099.52 Red LaSoda 169.00 0.60 29.00 199.10 1.00 141.01 0.10 4.46 1,300.35 25.22 177.69 37.50 2,085.03 Russet Norkotah Sel 3 339.80 1,148.24 413.63 42.74 0.33 19.50 62.75 2,026.99 Russet Norkotah Sel 278 45.40 1,086.70 274.54 206.84 169.30 56.90 1,839.68 Classic Russet 1,060.40 34.12 33.75 0.01 246.75 300.00 0.10 0.15 1,675.28 Yukon Gold 3.00 14.00 313.10 115.43 385.68 190.88 43.79 8.24 57.45 17.54 76.36 89.70 160.61 1,475.78 Bannock Russet 240.60 5.01 96.00 1,074.05 5.05 1,420.71 Shepody 0.20 610.16 106.97 0.01 43.90 95.00 186.04 117.60 39.00 1,198.88 Chieftain 2.40 59.00 60.20 160.25 22.05 236.33 45.70 7.26 5.62 83.90 508.56 1,191.27 Canela Russet 1,115.80 28.00 20.20 1,164.00 Goldrush 0.50 210.40 7.10 5.01 126.53 0.42 652.56 1,002.52 Lamoka 69.00 49.3 153.20 125.73 17.51 7.71 144.89 14.10 52.30 24.00 310.08 967.82 Silverton Russet 0.20 0.01 246.25 716.50 962.96 Prospect 243.39 649.00 892.39 Centennial Russet 883.20 883.20 Cal White 7.70 141.00 4.30 390.95 121.21 56.50 1.94 0.30 18.00 132.58 874.48 Russet Norkotah Sel 8 481.60 55.20 1.20 63.54 30.15 202.01 833.70 Superior (NY Strain) 716.34 716.34 Russet Norkotah Sel 112 220.40 273.00 112.16 43.62 51.30 700.48 Russet Burbank (ID Strain) 627.28 627.28 Teton Russet 425.90 127.25 0.01 21.90 19.40 7.31 601.77 Clearwater Russet 59.90 401.22 0.01 121.23 1.07 1.07 584.49 Cascade 109.00 418.01 4.94 45.26 577.21 Reba 481.71 37.60 38.91 9.76 567.98 Agata 57.70 295.93 0.01 176.00 529.64 Modoc 266.10 63.00 144.80 6.24 35.70 0.17 516.01 Kennebec 0.10 2.30 0.20 323.46 167.38 4.11 2.44 8.36 508.35 Pike 0.90 7.50 48.53 90.00 2.78 113.50 27.00 210.87 501.08 Rio Grande Russet 485.70 0.20 485.90 LaRatte 390.50 22.4 0.01 40.44 0.05 7.91 461.31 Superior 0.62 37.00 66.51 326.66 430.79 Russet Burbank (MT Strain) 429.41 429.41 Satina 90.60 12.30 65.81 47.21 52.00 22.37 124.80 415.09 Norwis 406.80 406.80 Chipeta 281.30 98.90 380.20 Ciklamen 112.60 88.91 161.40 362.91 Granola 67.00 150.06 117.01 0.20 334.27 Beacon Chipper 303.50 0.50 0.01 18.66 322.67 All Other Varieties 10.90 272.00 1,646.33 2,569.36 2,053.17 174.01 916.88 445.79 774.6 1,165.00 3.91 340.25 307.06 762.69 683.63 12,125.63 STATISTICS Total Acres 70 31.40 1,035.00 10,994.63 32,366.69 10,860.50 2,186.88 5,579.51 10,194.50 6,115.4 16,103.51 143.11 616.68 2,964.32 3,164.66 8,637.10 110,984.42 Source: Colorado Potato Seed Certification Service, October 2014. National Potato Council Statistics U.S. Monthly and Season-Average Grower Price for Potatoes: 1994-2015 Season Year Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. average $ per cwt Table Stock: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 4.70 5.43 5.84 5.97 7.26 9.85 10.70 9.63 9.31 8.00 7.87 7.54 7.99 8.52 8.86 9.01 9.78 10.50 9.74 7.06 5.82 5.31 4.02 3.73 3.21 3.82 3.46 3.92 4.60 5.34 7.02 9.04 7.02 6.65 6.07 6.05 5.76 6.81 7.54 6.83 7.31 7.23 6.94 6.73 6.62 5.75 5.77 5.41 6.08 6.94 7.85 8.32 7.70 9.08 9.79 9.67 7.23 6.26 6.58 7.00 6.21 6.62 6.74 6.61 7.30 7.40 8.81 8.15 5.90 4.66 4.16 4.77 3.54 5.41 4.48 5.53 7.23 8.31 8.93 12.96 10.96 8.69 8.68 9.37 10.49 11.63 13.19 12.17 14.69 16.28 16.70 15.31 11.52 8.34 8.62 8.60 8.05 8.51 8.57 8.35 9.09 9.20 8.95 8.48 6.87 6.21 6.19 6.13 6.28 6.79 7.38 7.84 7.65 9.01 7.99 7.76 6.75 5.07 4.89 5.57 6.15 6.64 8.06 7.24 7.36 8.29 10.05 11.00 9.61 8.80 9.04 9.18 9.58 9.14 13.82 12.39 10.56 12.02 12.70 13.97 9.81 8.67 8.63 8.70 9.05 10.05 11.04 13.09 10.37 10.36 9.74 10.53 7.85 7.68 8.11 8.52 9.67 10.30 10.25 11.77 14.56 18.03 18.00 23.66 19.39 17.59 14.97 14.19 12.95 12.45 12.07 10.60 12.21 13.28 10.56 11.85 8.77 7.46 6.68 6.19 5.70 6.68 6.56 6.54 9.19 8.21 8.35 13.27 11.14 10.32 10.23 13.63 11.03 12.02 14.51 14.6 15.33 16.58 18.9 22.65 13.69 10.99 10.88 10.86 10.68 10.67 12.21 15.06 13.62 11.58 9.87 12.26 7.42 6.71 6.61 6.38 6.31 6.13 5.92 9.98 10.96 14.27 16.76 20.97 12.40 11.16 10.55 9.87 9.47 9.67 10.25 11.57 10.96 11.62 10.93 9.65 8.34 7.86 8.37 8.68 9.21 8.92 8.72 8.87 5.05 6.65 6.94 6.94 5.27 10.79 9.59 7.34 6.70 10.31 10.25 10.84 14.44 8.35 12.71 12.82 9.16 12.48 – Processing: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 4.89 4.90 4.80 4.76 4.82 5.07 5.80 4.98 4.90 4.65 5.37 5.39 5.21 5.42 5.44 5.71 5.87 6.59 6.47 5.92 4.91 4.67 4.67 4.67 4.77 4.82 4.98 4.90 5.11 5.02 6.04 5.04 4.33 4.81 4.61 4.60 4.71 4.96 5.00 5.07 5.26 5.24 5.48 5.97 5.58 5.04 4.83 4.55 4.31 4.61 5.22 4.86 5.11 4.94 5.14 5.30 5.32 5.30 5.28 4.43 4.59 4.67 5.04 4.95 4.99 5.18 5.27 5.21 5.41 5.37 5.34 4.89 4.46 4.48 4.34 4.69 5.07 4.70 4.95 5.15 5.10 5.19 5.10 4.96 5.24 4.43 4.56 4.47 4.89 5.15 5.05 5.37 5.27 5.34 5.66 6.02 5.83 6.09 4.67 4.62 4.79 5.14 5.35 5.16 5.29 5.27 5.28 5.49 5.59 5.59 5.38 4.88 4.62 4.46 4.77 5.19 5.11 5.30 5.40 5.24 5.56 5.62 5.53 5.15 4.76 4.59 4.46 4.87 5.10 5.06 5.29 5.28 5.37 5.45 5.69 5.51 5.52 4.91 4.65 4.66 4.89 5.51 5.39 5.65 5.58 5.73 6.04 6.30 6.46 6.40 5.43 5.20 5.11 5.68 5.94 5.90 6.14 6.03 6.36 6.55 6.74 6.65 6.51 5.55 5.34 5.29 5.62 6.14 6.01 6.20 6.34 6.25 6.58 6.72 6.85 6.72 5.75 5.75 5.61 6.01 6.31 6.49 6.89 7.00 7.01 7.50 7.93 7.44 7.27 7.14 7.88 7.06 7.46 8.17 8.15 8.45 8.46 8.74 9.04 8.95 8.40 8.25 6.30 6.16 6.27 6.89 7.55 7.41 7.62 7.52 8.38 8.8 8.44 8.51 8.6 7.34 6.56 6.6 7.47 8.1 7.84 8.38 8.27 8.37 9.04 9.15 8.74 8.87 7.71 7.28 7.13 7.79 8.37 8.27 8.76 8.54 8.78 9.02 9.29 9.03 9.27 9.29 7.49 7.31 8.06 8.64 8.56 8.72 8.76 8.58 8.90 8.67 9.01 9.13 7.92 7.47 6.92 7.75 8.58 – 8.87 8.47 8.59 All Uses: 1 4.83 4.97 5.37 5.41 5.86 7.12 8.75 6.64 5.76 6.30 6.39 6.33 6.65 6.92 7.51 7.82 8.09 8.16 7.79 5.58 4.92 4.75 4.44 4.28 4.22 4.56 4.64 4.67 5.31 4.66 5.66 6.31 5.08 4.93 5.12 5.36 5.41 5.88 6.41 6.27 6.46 6.13 5.78 5.38 5.08 4.55 5.02 5.29 5.50 5.75 6.12 6.50 6.06 6.54 7.35 5.91 5.33 4.98 5.58 5.68 5.56 5.78 6.14 6.49 6.28 5.97 6.58 5.32 4.79 4.39 4.50 4.93 4.72 5.28 5.12 5.47 5.22 5.71 6.36 7.20 6.23 5.28 6.16 6.73 7.34 7.33 8.24 8.01 8.59 9.38 10.59 7.39 6.29 5.53 6.24 6.62 6.44 6.47 6.79 6.98 6.93 6.69 6.82 5.78 5.16 4.85 5.21 5.56 5.70 5.93 6.11 6.62 6.37 6.44 6.14 5.57 5.16 4.61 4.89 5.28 5.64 5.83 6.44 6.19 6.06 6.31 7.10 6.48 5.64 5.38 6.35 6.87 7.09 6.80 8.48 8.36 7.73 8.46 9.32 7.55 6.12 5.68 6.68 6.92 7.15 7.38 7.92 8.69 7.94 7.74 7.96 6.70 5.79 5.67 6.47 7.02 7.50 7.76 7.87 8.45 9.23 10.37 10.98 10.71 8.65 7.60 8.77 9.30 9.27 9.07 9.33 9.44 9.46 9.48 8.63 8.54 8.01 7.11 7.22 7.47 7.45 7.79 7.86 8.36 8.87 8.22 8.25 7.84 7.22 7.03 8.01 9.94 8.94 9.17 10.77 10.85 10.7 10.91 12.81 10.08 8.05 7.46 8.58 9.06 9.13 9.14 10.16 11.42 10.56 9.66 9.4 9.04 7.31 7.02 7.39 7.74 7.97 8.02 8.33 10.48 9.56 10.40 12.03 12.00 8.48 7.96 8.87 9.02 9.02 9.22 9.47 11.29 10.77 10.38 9.81 8.22 7.7 7.13 7.99 8.64 9.07 8.91 9.21 p = Preliminary. – = Not available. 1 = Average price received by growers for all potatoes. 6.75 4.91 5.64 5.56 5.76 5.08 6.99 6.67 5.88 5.65 7.04 7.31 7.51 9.09 8.25 9.2 9.41 8.65 9.71 8.62 STATISTICS 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Source: Quick Stats, USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, May 2015. 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 71 U.S. Monthly Retail Price, by Product: 2000-2015 1 Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual $ per pound Fresh: 2 2000 0.392 0.401 0.393 0.388 0.379 0.376 0.390 0.400 0.374 0.367 0.351 0.347 0.380 2001 0.355 0.348 0.356 0.362 0.363 0.388 0.409 0.439 0.422 0.418 0.410 0.410 0.390 2002 0.426 0.447 0.465 0.493 0.508 0.517 0.549 0.559 0.511 0.492 0.473 0.479 0.493 2003 0.483 0.472 0.463 0.466 0.466 0.462 0.464 0.464 0.444 0.441 0.438 0.439 0.459 2004 0.457 0.446 0.459 0.461 0.435 0.462 0.471 0.464 0.446 0.450 0.443 0.449 0.454 2005 0.458 0.448 0.440 0.450 0.452 0.455 0.477 0.491 0.482 0.505 0.499 0.498 2006 0.504 0.517 0.517 0.522 0.533 0.541 0.556 0.572 0.563 0.545 0.517 0.517 2007 0.517 0.514 0.518 0.529 0.530 0.538 0.545 0.522 0.520 0.517 0.527 0.520 2008 0.525 0.531 0.542 0.546 0.562 0.598 0.672 0.724 0.763 0.731 0.699 0.678 2009 0.676 0.660 0.652 0.620 0.616 0.634 0.641 0.638 0.612 0.592 0.561 0.560 2010 0.563 0.555 0.557 0.553 0.571 0.585 0.593 0.621 0.597 0.579 0.568 0.582 2011 0.603 0.611 0.636 0.653 0.693 0.685 0.717 0.755 0.735 0.683 0.686 0.666 2012 0.676 0.673 0.680 0.690 0.675 0.676 0.672 0.652 0.645 0.625 0.625 0.621 2013 0.627 0.636 0.611 0.619 0.636 0.646 0.704 0.756 0.746 0.688 0.675 0.667 2014 0.688 0.684 0.678 0.672 0.678 0.685 0.696 0.689 0.671 0.669 0.641 0.636 0.646 0.639 – – – – – – – – – – 2015 0.668 Chips: 3 2000 3.386 3.448 3.354 3.409 3.345 3.302 3.310 3.302 3.416 3.341 3.276 3.437 2001 3.391 3.361 3.378 3.315 3.395 3.564 3.335 3.404 3.397 3.589 3.507 3.477 2002 3.437 3.278 3.418 3.294 3.162 3.430 3.195 3.312 3.498 3.357 3.418 3.472 2003 3.483 3.462 3.546 3.581 3.415 3.581 3.367 3.539 3.508 3.425 3.493 3.583 2004 3.428 3.584 3.435 3.377 3.359 3.446 3.460 3.455 3.244 3.395 3.308 3.350 2005 3.256 3.315 3.224 3.456 3.377 3.519 3.364 3.363 3.302 3.367 3.412 3.459 2006 3.426 3.370 3.517 3.457 3.604 3.369 3.467 3.544 3.533 3.494 3.399 3.409 2007 3.359 3.424 3.485 3.482 3.511 3.473 3.512 3.608 3.558 3.637 3.667 3.646 2008 3.530 3.759 3.771 3.885 3.837 4.062 4.159 4.120 4.123 4.196 4.330 4.482 2009 4.534 4.611 4.550 4.683 4.438 4.557 4.566 4.554 4.627 4.533 4.528 4.653 2010 4.651 4.561 4.570 4.461 4.594 4.706 4.659 4.665 4.631 4.770 4.689 4.742 2011 4.790 4.724 4.837 4.850 4.944 5.038 5.052 5.185 5.036 5.111 5.015 5.032 2012 4.995 5.091 5.087 5.010 5.200 5.264 5.029 4.851 4.785 4.938 4.868 4.713 2013 4.793 4.878 4.970 4.811 4.510 4.507 4.688 4.577 4.528 4.576 4.601 4.536 2014 4.411 4.411 4.538 4.419 4.372 4.350 4.308 4.437 4.357 4.328 4.247 4.270 4.298 4.400 – – – – – – – – – 2015 4.263 – 1 2 3 Not available. Average price data, U.S. city average. Commodity code APU0000712112. Commodity code APU0000718311. STATISTICS Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics/U.S. Department of Labor, Consumer Price Indexes. 72 National Potato Council 3.361 3.428 3.356 3.499 3.403 Statistics Farm Marketings of All Potatoes, Percent of Sales, United States: 2004-2013 Marketing year Month 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 % Previous year November - - 0.1 0.1 - - - - - December 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 - - - Current year January 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 - - - February 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 - - March 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 April 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.4 0.6 1.0 1.6 1.1 May 1.9 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.2 2.8 2.2 2.7 1.7 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.6 June July 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.6 2.4 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.4 August 8.6 6.6 6.9 6.9 5.9 5.4 4.9 8.3 7.7 8.5 September 10.7 10.9 11.0 11.2 10.8 11.7 12.2 11.2 11.5 11.0 October 11.8 13.4 13.0 13.4 14.3 13.1 14.4 12.6 12.3 12.5 November 8.2 7.3 7.3 7.7 7.4 7.0 7.4 7.2 7.3 7.5 December 6.6 7.5 6.9 7.0 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.9 6.9 7.1 Following year January 6.2 6.9 7.3 6.9 6.9 6.3 6.4 6.6 6.5 6.8 February 6.6 7.1 7.0 7.4 6.5 7.2 7.0 7.3 7.5 7.5 March 8.2 9.0 8.4 7.9 8.2 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.4 8.2 April 8.2 8.4 8.3 8.2 8.4 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.2 8.1 May 6.9 7.6 7.4 7.1 7.1 7.3 7.3 6.8 7.7 7.7 6.4 4.7 5.6 5.0 5.9 6.0 5.7 5.8 5.6 5.9 June 3.8 3.4 3.3 4.6 4.2 5.3 4.2 3.7 3.8 3.9 July - Represents zero. Source: Potatoes 2013 Summary (September 2014), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Quantity of Potatoes Used for Processing – 9 States: 2011-2013 State and crop year December 1 January 1 February 1 March 1 April 1 May 1 June 1 Season 1,000 cwt Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon 2011 28,060 34,800 41,800 49,460 56,680 63,800 71,510 84,780 2012 27,900 34,740 41,890 49,980 57,750 65,430 73,430 89,780 2013 25,770 32,060 39,090 46,320 53,755 61,780 70,425 85,280 Maine 1 2011 1,860 2,380 3,095 3,695 4,360 4,940 5,345 6,790 2012 1,890 2,380 3,005 3,600 4,290 5,075 5,740 7,720 2013 1,570 1,990 2,510 3,060 3,680 4,240 4,800 6,315 Washington and Oregon 2 31,750 38,165 44,475 51,630 58,515 65,320 73,040 84,105 2011 2012 31,295 37,730 43,820 51,765 57,915 64,500 70,470 80,400 2013 31,575 37,990 45,420 52,690 59,025 64,905 72,325 80,655 Other States 3 14,205 16,770 19,525 21,930 24,910 27,230 29,960 36,200 2011 2012 14,270 16,765 19,785 22,520 25,170 28,320 31,100 40,395 2013 11,365 14,280 17,470 20,475 23,695 26,990 30,195 37,425 United States 2011 2012 2013 75,875 92,115 108,895 126,715 144,465 161,290 179,855 211,875 75,355 91,615 108,500 127,865 145,125 163,325 180,740 218,295 70,280 86,320 104,490 122,545 140,155 157,915 177,745 209,675 Dehydrated 4 2011 13,375 16,845 20,875 24,410 28,070 31,533 35,310 42,585 2012 13,965 17,640 22,000 26,105 30,135 34,610 38,945 47,305 2013 12,065 15,875 19,835 23,380 27,140 31,095 34,895 44,385 Includes Maine grown potatoes only. Amounts exclude quantities used for potato chips. Oregon excluding Malheur County. Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Monthly amounts exclude quantities used for potato chips in Wisconsin. Dehydrated products except starch and flour. Includes Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Source: Potatoes 2013 Summary (September 2014), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 STATISTICS 1 2 3 4 73 Number of Chip and Shoestring Plants and Quantity Used for Chipping and Shoestrings, by Area and United States: 2012-2013 2012 2013 Area Plants Quantity # 1,000 cwt New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont 3 3,089 3 3,267 Eastern: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia 15 13,702 16 12,014 North Central: Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia 15 5,500 16 6,512 Mid-Central : Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska (D) (D) (D) (D) Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin 13 8,757 13 11.381 Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee 10 10,885 7 8,984 5 4,676 5 4,903 1 South Central: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas Rocky Mountains : Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming (D) (D) (D) (D) West Coast: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington United States 12 80 8,986 59,304 12 79 9,146 60,210 1 (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. 1 Included in United States total. STATISTICS Source: Potatoes 2013 Summary (September 2014), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. 74 Plants Quantity # 1 ,000 cwt National Potato Council Statistics Marketing Year Average Price Received for Potatoes by States and United States: 2012-2013 State 2012 2013 State 2012 2013 $ per cwt Alaska 27.60 23.50 New Jersey Arizona (D) (D) New Mexico California New York All potatoes 13.10 17.10 North Carolina Spring 14.80 19.40 North Dakota Fall 7.20 10.10 All potatoes Colorado Fresh All potatoes 7.25 9.90 Processing Fresh 7.85 11.20 Ohio Delaware 19.00 19.20 Oregon Florida 20.30 17.00 Pennsylvania Idaho Rhode Island All potatoes 7.05 7.75 Texas Fresh 5.30 7.15 Virginia Processing 7.85 7.85 Washington Illinois 8.50 10.70 All potatoes Kansas 6.00 11.30 Processing Maine 11.00 10.50 Wisconsin Maryland 10.60 12.50 All potatoes Massachusetts 10.80 11.10 Fresh Michigan 11.60 11.90 Processing Minnesota 8.20 9.50 United States Missouri 12.00 13.80 All potatoes Montana 12.00 12.90 Fresh Nebraska 10.90 13.70 Processing Nevada (D) (D) $ per cwt (D) 11.70 (D) (D) 13.60 13.40 11.30 (D) 8.95 9.40 8.70 11.80 7.90 16.20 12.70 14.10 12.90 10.30 12.90 9.40 14.80 8.75 16.20 13.20 16.10 23.00 7.30 7.15 8.25 7.45 8.70 7.40 9.40 10.40 11.90 9.40 8.63 9.16 8.27 9.71 12.48 8.56 (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations. Source: Potatoes 2013 Summary (September 2014), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. STATISTICS 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 75 U.S. per Capita Utilization of Potatoes, by Category: 1970-20141 Processing Year Total Fresh Chips & Total Freezing Dehydrating Canning Shoestrings STATISTICS 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 p 121.7 117.8 119.4 118.3 117.2 121.9 125.3 122.1 119.4 117.8 114.7 116.5 115.0 118.7 122.1 122.4 125.9 126.0 122.3 127.0 123.9 134.1 129.9 136.7 136.7 136.9 145.0 137.8 137.7 136.2 137.7 138.5 131.9 137.9 134.6 125.4 123.7 124.4 118.3 113.5 113.9 110.3 114.8 116.0 111.2 61.8 56.1 57.9 52.4 49.4 52.6 49.5 50.1 46.0 49.3 51.1 45.8 47.1 49.8 48.3 46.3 48.8 47.9 49.6 50.0 46.7 50.2 48.3 50.1 49.6 49.2 49.9 47.3 46.9 47.7 47.2 46.6 44.3 46.8 45.8 41.3 38.6 38.7 37.8 36.7 36.8 34.1 34.4 34.8 34.4 59.9 61.7 61.5 65.8 67.8 69.3 75.9 72.0 73.5 68.5 63.6 70.7 67.9 68.9 73.8 76.1 77.1 78.1 72.7 77.0 77.2 83.9 81.6 86.6 87.1 87.7 95.1 90.5 90.8 88.5 90.5 91.9 87.6 91.2 88.8 84.1 85.1 85.7 80.5 76.8 77.1 76.2 80.5 81.2 76.7 28.5 30.1 30.3 34.2 35.3 37.1 41.8 42.2 42.6 38.5 35.4 41.5 38.6 39.2 43.7 45.4 46.3 47.9 43.3 46.8 46.4 51.1 49.9 53.5 55.7 56.2 60.2 57.8 58.1 58.5 57.5 58.2 55.2 57.1 57.4 54.4 53.3 53.2 51.5 50.5 50.2 48.2 48.4 49.3 47.5 17.4 17.2 16.7 16.3 15.7 15.5 15.8 16.2 16.5 16.7 16.5 16.6 17.0 17.8 18.0 17.6 18.1 17.6 17.1 17.4 16.4 17.3 17.1 17.7 16.5 16.4 16.4 15.5 14.7 15.9 15.6 17.4 16.3 17.2 16.4 16.1 18.6 18.6 15.7 13.7 15.0 16.8 17.5 18.1 17.0 12.0 12.3 12.4 13.1 14.5 14.7 16.3 11.4 12.1 11.2 9.8 10.8 10.4 10.0 10.3 11.2 10.9 10.8 10.4 10.8 12.6 13.8 12.8 13.7 13.2 13.2 16.7 15.5 16.5 12.4 15.7 14.8 14.7 15.5 13.8 12.8 12.4 13.0 12.4 11.8 11.2 10.6 13.8 13.3 11.7 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.5 p Preliminary. 1 Calendar-year estimates on a fresh-equivalent basis. Source: Vegetable and Pulses Yearbook, March 2015, USDA, Economic Research Service. 76 Pounds/person/year, farm weight National Potato Council Statistics Potato Utilization, United States: 2011-2013 Utilization items 2011 Sales Table stock Processing Chips and shoestrings Dehydrated 1 Frozen french fries Other frozen products Canned products Other canned products (hash, stews, soups) Starch, flour, and other Total 102,655 Crop year 2012 2013 1,000 cwt 118,535 104,326 58,703 59,304 60,210 45,511 49,894 47,827 144,626 142,993 139,007 15,188 20,635 19,176 1,650 1,764 651 716 734 660 6,013 7,919 8,579 272,407 283,220 276,110 Other sales Livestock feed Seed Total Total sales Non-sales Seed used on farms where grown Household use and used for feed on farms where grown Shrinkage and loss Total non-sales Total production 1 825 21,863 22,688 4,080 23,706 27,786 1,251 22,431 23,682 397,750 429,541 404,118 3,012 1,130 27,755 31,897 3,286 1,583 28,356 33,225 3,215 1,108 26,211 30,534 429,647 462,766 434,652 Dehydrated products except starch and flour. Source: Potatoes 2013 Summary (September 2014), USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. STATISTICS 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 77 World Potato Production Country 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 ————————————————————————————————-—— Tons —————————————————————————————————––— STATISTICS China 72,256,279 70,906,729 54,075,569 64,837,389 70,839,652 73,281,890 81,594,184 88,290,500 92,762,500 95,941,500 India 27,925,800 28,787,700 29,174,600 28,599,600 34,658,000 34,390,900 36,577,300 42,339,400 41,483,000 45,343,600 Russian Federation 35,914,240 37,279,820 38,572,640 36,784,200 28,846,360 31,133,960 21,140,540 32,681,470 29,532,530 30,199,126 Ukraine 20,754,800 19,462,400 19,467,100 19,102,000 19,545,400 19,666,100 18,705,000 24,248,000 23,250,200 22,258,600 United States of America 20,675,012 19,222,700 19,989,725 20,179,191 18,826,578 19,622,475 18,337,537 19,488,460 20,990,738 19,843,919 Germany 13,043,559 11,624,200 10,030,600 11,643,769 11,369,000 11,617,500 10,201,900 11,837,200 10,665,600 9,669,700 Bangladesh 3,907,120 4,855,377 5,368,400 5,167,000 6,648,000 5,268,000 7,930,000 8,326,389 8,205,470 8,603,000 France 7,255,378 6,604,600 6,362,823 7,183,100 6,871,971 7,253,000 6,622,043 7,440,219 6,340,807 6,975,000 Netherlands 7,487,700 6,777,000 6,239,600 6,870,400 6,922,700 7,180,981 6,843,529 7,333,472 6,765,618 6,801,000 Poland 13,998,654 10,369,253 8,981,976 11,791,072 10,462,100 9,702,800 8,765,955 8,196,700 9,091,900 6,334,200 Belarus 9,902,165 8,184,953 8,329,412 8,743,976 8,748,630 7,124,981 7,831,111 7,147,938 6,910,669 5,913,706 United Kingdom 6,316,500 5,979,000 5,864,000 5,635,000 5,999,000 6,396,000 6,056,000 6,310,000 4,553,000 5,580,000 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 4,453,789 4,830,121 4,218,522 4,026,412 4,706,722 4,107,626 4,274,490 5,577,553 5,400,000 5,560,000 Algeria 1,896,270 2,156,550 2,180,961 1,506,859 2,171,058 2,636,057 3,300,312 3,862,194 4,219,476 4,928,028 Egypt 2,546,610 3,167,430 2,312,790 2,760,460 3,567,050 3,659,284 3,643,217 4,338,431 4,758,040 4,800,000 Canada 5,234,837 4,434,024 5,091,140 4,999,424 4,724,460 4,581,123 4,421,773 4,168,175 4,590,296 4,620,000 Peru 3,008,159 3,289,699 3,248,416 3,388,000 3,597,091 3,765,289 3,814,373 4,072,455 4,474,713 4,570,673 Malawi 2,182,624 1,485,883 2,309,426 2,858,811 2,993,818 3,427,764 3,673,538 3,613,290 4,152,204 4,535,955 Turkey 4,800,000 4,090,000 4,397,305 4,246,207 4,196,522 4,397,711 4,548,085 4,613,071 4,795,122 3,948,000 Pakistan 1,938,100 2,024,900 1,568,000 2,581,500 2,539,000 2,941,300 3,141,500 3,491,800 3,393,000 3,802,200 Brazil 3,047,083 3,130,174 3,151,721 3,550,510 3,676,938 3,443,712 3,547,510 3,917,234 3,731,798 3,553,772 Belgium 3,229,622 2,780,865 2,592,820 3,189,817 2,943,205 3,296,077 3,455,800 4,128,669 2,929,800 3,479,600 Kazakhstan 2,260,630 2,520,800 2,361,600 2,414,800 2,354,408 2,755,600 2,554,600 3,076,130 3,126,400 3,343,600 Romania 4,230,210 3,738,594 4,015,899 3,712,410 3,649,020 4,003,980 3,283,866 4,076,570 2,465,150 3,289,722 Nepal 1,643,357 1,738,840 1,974,755 1,943,246 2,054,817 2,424,048 2,517,696 2,508,044 2,584,301 2,690,421 Japan 2,884,000 2,749,000 2,635,000 2,873,000 2,743,000 2,459,000 2,290,000 2,387,000 2,500,000 2,600,000 South Africa 1,799,623 1,767,728 1,862,856 1,972,391 2,040,000 1,866,580 2,090,214 2,195,400 2,250,673 2,252,000 1,072,770 1,314,050 1,285,149 967,000 1,162,000 1,289,623 1,789,404 2,171,517 2,337,706 2,240,715 Rwanda Uzbekistan 895,730 924,180 1,020,989 1,188,000 1,398,700 1,524,500 1,629,900 1,862,400 2,057,000 2,205,400 Spain 2,773,567 2,563,464 2,515,001 2,479,582 2,145,171 2,719,291 2,326,654 2,455,101 2,168,800 2,199,600 Kenya 1,084,412 2,640,600 2,415,080 2,192,280 2,900,000 2,299,086 2,725,936 2,365,263 2,915,067 2,192,885 Colombia 2,035,929 1,832,918 2,208,068 2,823,362 2,372,862 2,272,772 1,867,899 1,709,950 1,847,145 2,129,319 Argentina 2,021,020 1,788,677 1,943,632 1,950,000 1,900,000 1,950,000 1,996,038 2,126,787 2,200,000 2,000,000 Morocco 1,481,800 1,478,540 1,569,100 1,437,215 1,536,560 1,234,470 1,604,620 1,721,402 1,656,891 1,928,606 North Korea 2,052,000 2,070,000 2,000,000 1,900,000 1,520,280 1,560,000 1,708,000 1,756,000 1,520,000 1,804,000 United Republic of Tanzania 731,120 651,010 660,000 650,000 674,962 860,980 1,472,560 1,555,516 1,235,041 1,767,536 Mexico 1,506,510 1,634,701 1,522,611 1,750,797 1,670,480 1,501,232 1,536,617 1,433,239 1,801,618 1,629,938 Denmark 1,629,400 1,576,400 1,361,200 1,625,580 1,693,000 1,617,700 1,357,800 1,620,000 1,664,200 1,592,000 Italy 1,821,506 1,753,526 1,782,805 1,781,648 1,603,828 1,753,217 1,558,030 1,547,047 1,597,800 1,337,481 Kyrgyzstan 1,362,530 1,141,456 1,254,762 1,373,780 1,334,900 1,393,135 1,339,416 1,379,223 1,312,699 1,332,020 Australia 1,310,385 1,288,269 1,249,605 1,211,988 1,400,206 1,178,534 1,278,118 1,128,208 1,288,186 1,273,243 Nigeria 726,000 776,000 838,000 662,000 1,105,000 1,000,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,150,000 1,200,000 Chile 1,144,170 1,115,736 1,391,378 834,223 965,767 924,555 1,081,349 1,676,444 1,093,462 1,159,022 Tajikistan 527,240 555,125 573,687 662,093 679,774 690,853 760,139 863,100 991,044 1,115,700 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 748,095 761,891 754,807 735,254 747,968 956,953 975,418 1,032,492 1,079,549 1,108,994 Indonesia 1,072,040 1,009,619 1,011,911 1,003,730 1,044,492 1,176,304 1,060,805 995,488 1,094,232 1,023,374 Azerbaijan 930,445 1,083,074 999,343 1,037,317 1,077,110 982,979 953,710 938,517 968,545 992,780 Greece 757,820 578,800 829,400 Sweden 979,100 947,300 777,800 789,000 853,200 857,900 815,600 878,400 805,400 806,100 Ethiopia 509,716 449,996 449,995 525,657 402,508 572,332 447,333 475,441 863,348 775,503 All Other Countries 22,653,957 22,894,676 20,802,183 21,169,889 21,427,950 21,376,697 20,275,376 21,861,583 20,445,116 20,371,586 Total World Production 336,234,563 326,794,548 307,392,762 323,960,939 329,981,218 334,785,851 333,534,096 375,076,702 78 National Potato Council Source: FAOSTAT data, May 2015. 370,594,695 376,452,524 Statistics U.S. Exports and Imports, by Volume: 2010-2015 Potatoes: U.S. exports by volume (1,000 pounds) Market year* Annual Total Chips Dried, flour, and meal Flakes and granules Fresh or chilled Frozen, fries Frozen, other Prepared or preserved ¹ Seed Starch Potatoes: U.S. imports by volume (1,000 pounds) Market year* Annual Total 2014/15 69,559 Chips 2013/14 99,918 2012/13 99,078 2011/12 125,192 2010/11 132,457 2014/15 24,144 Dried, flour, and meal 2013/14 43,981 2012/13 42,683 2011/12 41,300 2010/11 40,154 2014/15 132,626 Flakes and granules 2013/14 178,527 2012/13 137,114 2011/12 157,785 2010/11 133,823 2014/15 511,703 Fresh or chilled 2013/14 914,749 2012/13 997,626 2011/12 925,004 2010/11 926,283 2014/15 1,230,490 Frozen, fries 2013/14 1,964,378 2012/13 1,831,916 2011/12 1,810,781 2010/11 1,543,935 2014/15 131,664 Frozen, other 2013/14 238,183 2012/13 222,994 2011/12 224,838 2010/11 208,432 2014/15 42,445 Prepared or preserved ¹ 2013/14 70,749 2012/13 69,225 2011/12 69,518 2010/11 68,803 2014/15 21,010 Seed 2013/14 37,938 2012/13 39,001 2011/12 39,596 2010/11 49,653 2014/15 10,885 Starch 2013/14 17,967 2012/13 6,822 2011/12 11,959 2010/11 12,722 2014/15 19,728 2013/14 24,149 2012/13 24,966 2011/12 21,751 2010/11 26,085 2014/15 5,012 2013/14 3,077 2012/13 3,997 2011/12 5,141 2010/11 4,079 2014/15 44,356 2013/14 76,853 2012/13 87,320 2011/12 118,461 2010/11 61,042 2014/15 523,127 2013/14 916,527 2012/13 627,825 2011/12 701,161 2010/11 886,286 2014/15 899,762 2013/14 1,462,154 2012/13 1,516,993 2011/12 1,443,452 2010/11 1,397,859 2014/15 200,483 2013/14 267,187 2012/13 244,334 2011/12 175,383 2010/11 165,379 2014/15 36,462 2013/14 61,470 2012/13 68,564 2011/12 70,055 2010/11 50,983 2014/15 116,559 2013/14 155,643 2012/13 146,158 2011/12 163,598 2010/11 166,405 2014/15 134,064 2013/14 210,786 2012/13 194,113 2011/12 210,653 2010/11 165,038 Difference Exports minus Imports 49,831 75,769 74,112 103,441 106,372 19,132 40,904 38,686 36,159 36,075 88,270 101,674 49,794 39,324 72,781 -11,424 -1,778 369,801 223,843 39,997 330,728 502,224 314,923 367,329 146,076 -68,819 -29,004 -21,340 49,455 43,053 5,983 9,279 661 -537 17,820 -95,549 -117,705 -107,157 -124,002 -116,752 -123,179 -192,819 -187,291 -198,694 -152,316 * First month on table marks the beginning of marketing year. NA = Not available or null. Most recent month indicated in the charts. 1 Largely canned. (Based on source data published: March 9, 2012) Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics and ERS calculations using Census trade statistics. STATISTICS 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 79 STATISTICS Potato Nutrition Nutrition information provided by the Alliance for Potato Research and Education 80 National Potato Council Potato StatisticsQuick Facts Top 10 Export Markets Production, Consumption, and Exports Utilization of Potatoes (by value for calendar year 2013) 1 Japan $348 million 2 Canada $333 million 3 Mexico $217 million 4 China $113 million 5 South Korea $97 million 6 Philippines $68 million 7 Taiwan $60 million 8 Malaysia $56 million 9 Saudi Arabia $41 million Hong Kong $39 million 10 Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics 2013 crop Totals may not add due to rounding Source: USDA/NASS Market Share of Exported U.S. Potatoes Top 10 Producing States (in billion pounds) Harvested 1,049,500 acres Planted 1,061,100 acres Production Value of Production Yield 2015 Potato Statistical Yearbook · July 2015 44.7 billion pounds $3.9 billion 42,600 pounds per acre 13.1 2 Washington 9.6 3 Wisconsin 2.6 2.3 4 North Dakota 5 Oregon 2.2 6 Colorado 2.0 7 Minnesota 1.7 8 Michigan 1.6 9 Maine 1.6 10 California 1.4 2014 figures 2013 crop Source: USDA/NASS Source: USDA/NASS STATISTICS U.S. Potato Production Figures 2013 Figures Source: USDA/U.S. Department of Commerce 1 Idaho 81 National Potato Council 1300 L Street, NW, Suite 910 Washington, D.C. 20005 PRESORT STANDARD U.S.POSTAGE NationalPotatoCouncil.org Phone: (202) 682-9456 Fax: (202) 682-0333 WASHINGTON DC PERMIT NO. 3070 PAID