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The Eye on Potatoes Podcast is brought to you by the National Potato Council. This is the place to tune in for conversations with growers and thought leaders on advocacy, production and all things potatoes. It's about talking with folks across the United States and hearing stories about how federal policy impacts potato farming and the important role the NPC plays in standing up for potatoes on Capitol Hill. Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Syngenta. Delivering solutions to help producers face the potato industry's complex challenges, Syngenta provides growers with unmatched field expertise along with an array of effective products. Explore syngenta-us.com/spud-doctor to discover solutions for your potato growing obstacles.

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The Eye on Potatoes Podcast is brought to you by the National Potato Council. This is the place to tune in for conversations with growers and thought leaders on advocacy, production and all things potatoes. It's about talking with folks across the United States and hearing stories about how federal policy impacts potato farming and the important role the NPC plays in standing up for potatoes on Capitol Hill. Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Syngenta. Delivering solutions to help producers face the potato industry's complex challenges, Syngenta provides growers with unmatched field expertise along with an array of effective products. Explore syngenta-us.com/spud-doctor to discover solutions for your potato growing obstacles.

    Speaking with a unified voice through the American Potato Trade Alliance

    Speaking with a unified voice through the American Potato Trade Alliance

    For this week's Eye on Potatoes Podcast, we caught up with Matt Lantz and Adam Hollowell from Bryant Christie, Inc., who are in D.C. for a meeting of the American Potato Trade Alliance. Matt and Adam talk about how APTA was created, their role with the organization, and how the alliance is helping the U.S. potato industry speak with a unified voice on trade issues. Guests: Matt Lantz, Senior Vice President of Global Access, Bryant Christie, IncAdam Hollowell, Senior Trade Policy Spe...

    • 19 min
    DC Update: Farm Bill Clears House Ag Committee

    DC Update: Farm Bill Clears House Ag Committee

    NPC CEO Kam Quarles joined Eye on Potatoes podcast host Lane Nordlund to discuss the House version of the 2024 Farm Bill, which was passed by the House Agriculture Committee in the early hours of Friday morning, and NPC’s efforts to urge Congress to finalize a bipartisan bill by the end of the year. This podcast is possible thanks to our presenting sponsor, Syngenta. Delivering solutions to help producers face the potato industry's complex challenges, Syngenta provides growers with unmatched ...

    • 24 min
    Enhancing Growers’ Competitiveness: A Discussion with National Organization Leaders

    Enhancing Growers’ Competitiveness: A Discussion with National Organization Leaders

    During Potato Expo 2024, Lane Nordlund, host of the Eye on Potatoes Podcast, sat down with the leaders of three national potato organizations for a conversation on how they are working to promote the health of the U.S. potato industry and supporting growers and partners up and down the supply chain. Panelists: Mark Klompien, President and CEO, United Potato Growers of AmericaKam Quarles, CEO, National Potato CouncilBlair Richardson, President and CEO, Potatoes USAThis podcast is pos...

    • 20 min
    D.C. Update: Potato Debate Makes The Tonight Show

    D.C. Update: Potato Debate Makes The Tonight Show

    Just when you thought NPC's efforts to keep potatoes defined as a vegetable couldn't gain more media attention, in comes Jimmy Fallon, who provided a light-hearted overview of the issue in the opening monologue of a recent Tonight Show. NPC CEO Kam Quarles and podcast host Lane Nordlund sat down to talk about NPC's efforts to protect potatoes in the 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the ongoing negotiations to open Japan's market to U.S. fresh potatoes, and if we can see a Farm Bil...

    • 22 min
    Spudding Innovation: The State of AI for the Potato Industry

    Spudding Innovation: The State of AI for the Potato Industry

    The rapidly growing field of artificial intelligence is focused on building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. Companies within and outside agriculture are adapting AI to their operations to improve efficiency and productivity. During Potato Expo 2024, the Eye on Potatoes podcast welcomed one of the leaders of KUNGFU.AI, which helps clients transform themselves into AI-first companies.Guest: Ron Green, KUNGFU.AI Co-founder and Chief Tech...

    • 22 min
    Potatoes Gone Viral! Reaching the TikTok Generation

    Potatoes Gone Viral! Reaching the TikTok Generation

    Steve Lerch is a former Google executive, a consultant, and an award-winning international speaker. He spent nearly a decade at Google designing digital strategies and marketing campaigns for well-known brands like GoPro, federal government agencies like the US Census, and respected non-profits like the YMCA. Steve has recently specialized in the food and agriculture industry, working with everyone from Avocados from Mexico to John Deer to National Beef.Steve returned to the Eye on Potatoes P...

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Ranchyranchhand ,

AgAdvocate

Great information! Agriculture is so diverse. This podcast helps shine a light on all the issues that impact the nations spud producers.

KarenCQu ,

Excellent podcast!

Great job Kam and NPC. I look forward to the next podcast.

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