Eye on Potatoes: A Podcast on All Things Potatoes

U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson on Congressional Relief for Family Farms

May 29, 2020 Eye on Potatoes Season 1 Episode 12
Eye on Potatoes: A Podcast on All Things Potatoes
U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson on Congressional Relief for Family Farms
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Eye on Potatoes: A Podcast on All Things Potatoes
U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson on Congressional Relief for Family Farms
May 29, 2020 Season 1 Episode 12
Eye on Potatoes

As potato growers continue to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic fallout, Congressman Mike Simpson and the entire Idaho Congressional delegation are championing policy solutions to support the nation's struggling potato industry. Congressman Simpson joins the podcast to discuss the role Congress needs to play as the industry works to dig out from a 1.5 billion pound oversupply of 2019 potatoes stuck in the supply chain and seeks meaningful direct payment relief to keep family farms in business. 

Also, National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles calls in from D.C. to discuss the $300 million in additional potato purchases the industry needs to help bring supply and demand back into balance. 

Guests: 

  • U.S. Representative Mike Simpson (R-Idaho)
  • NPC CEO Kam Quarles 
Show Notes

As potato growers continue to reel from the COVID-19 pandemic fallout, Congressman Mike Simpson and the entire Idaho Congressional delegation are championing policy solutions to support the nation's struggling potato industry. Congressman Simpson joins the podcast to discuss the role Congress needs to play as the industry works to dig out from a 1.5 billion pound oversupply of 2019 potatoes stuck in the supply chain and seeks meaningful direct payment relief to keep family farms in business. 

Also, National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles calls in from D.C. to discuss the $300 million in additional potato purchases the industry needs to help bring supply and demand back into balance. 

Guests: 

  • U.S. Representative Mike Simpson (R-Idaho)
  • NPC CEO Kam Quarles