The National Potato Council was formed in 1948 by potato growers in response to the depressed market conditions for potatoes following World War II and to the changes that occurred among the various growing regions as production patterns shifted.
The United States Potato Board is the nation’s potato marketing organization. Positioned as the “catalyst for positive change,” we are the central organizing force in implementing programs that will increase demand for potatoes. We provide the ideas, information, tools and inspiration for the industry to unite in achieving common goals.
The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency with many responsibilities, including the promotion of Idaho Potatoes. The Commission is funded by a tax levied on all Idaho-grown potatoes. The funds generated from this tax are used to advertise, promote and do research to expand the markets for Idaho-grown Potatoes.
The commission is directed by nine commissioners, five of whom are potato growers, two are packers/shippers, and two represent processors. In 2012, the Idaho Potato Commission will celebrate 75 years of service.
BPIA is dedicated to fostering adoption of biological technology through increased awareness about their effectiveness and full range of benefits to a progressive pest management program.
For more than 85 years, the IGSA has been helping its members with different issues and problems that surface in the potato industry. The mission of the Idaho Grower Shippers Association is to serve its membership and the Idaho Potato Industry through the formation of programs and services lawfully provided that will enable its members to conduct their businesses successfully under the free enterprise system.