91 episodes

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.

    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
    Mexico – Two Years After Access

    Mexico – Two Years After Access

    UPDATE: Due to scheduled construction at The Mirage Las Vegas, the National Potato Council moved the location of Potato Expo 2025 to the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 9-10, 2025.---After more than 20 years and numerous legal challenges, the Mexican market was opened to U.S. fresh potatoes in 2022. Nearly two years later, NPC, Potatoes USA, and the industry’s top trade consultants at Bryant Christie, Inc. came together at Potato Expo 2024 to assess where things are, how ...

    • 32 min
    A Discussion with NPC Grower-leaders RJ Andrus and Bob Mattive

    A Discussion with NPC Grower-leaders RJ Andrus and Bob Mattive

    During Potato Expo 2024, National Potato Council 2023 President RJ Andrus and First Vice President Bob Mattive sat down to reflect on their time on the Executive Committee and preview some of the top policy priorities for the upcoming NPC Washington Summit, Feb. 26- March 1, 2024. RJ Andrus of Idaho Falls, Idaho, is a third-generation farmer and an owner of TBR Farms located in Hamer, Idaho. He has served on the Executive Committee since 2019, in roles including Vice President of Grower Outre...

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

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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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