Managers from state potato organizations joined NPC this week in our nation’s capital to meet with key Biden Administration officials, Members of Congress, and committee staff members to advocate for potato priorities.
During an in-person meeting at NPC’s office, the group met with Jenny Moffitt, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, and Dr. Mark Davidson, USDA Deputy Administrator, Plant Protection and Quarantine, to express the potato industry’s gratitude for the Administration’s support in gaining fresh potato access to the full Mexican market and discuss the ongoing cooperation needed to keep the border open.
The State Managers then walked to Capitol Hill to meet with key committee staff members to discuss 2023 Farm Bill priorities and ensuring that potatoes retain their rightful place in federal feeding programs. The group met with:
- U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Majority and Minority Staff
- U.S. House Agriculture Committee Majority and Minority Staff
- U.S. House Appropriations Committee Agriculture Subcommittee Staff
- U.S. House Ways and Means Trade Staff