Kam Quarles

Kam Quarles

LAS VEGAS — Kicking off the 12th annual Potato Expo, held Jan 14-15 in Las Vegas, the National Potato Council announced the launch of its new podcast, “Eye on Potatoes.”

The podcast, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts, provides a platform for growers throughout the country and policymakers in Washington, D.C., to learn about industry policy priorities and hear from growers and experts on the latest issues affecting the industry.

“NPC was created in 1948 for the sole purpose of impacting federal policy to benefit the U.S. potato industry,” said NPC CEO Kam Quarles. “A key part of our ability to be successful in that mission is for growers and allied industry members to know what NPC is doing on the federal level, how it’s impacting them, and how they can get involved.”

The biweekly podcast is hosted by Lane Nordlund, a professional television and radio agriculture broadcaster based out of Bozeman, Mont. Born and raised in Central Montana, Nordlund has been involved in production agriculture his entire life. Nordlund also hosts a podcast for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and produces an agriculture podcast called “The LaneCast,” which focuses on rural and agriculture issues in the western United States.

Several “Eye on Potato” podcasts have already been made focusing on issues such as trade, immigration, agricultural Guest Worker program reform and trends in agricultural transportation.

Upcoming episodes will feature conversations on health and nutrition, sustainability, ag research, trends in agriculture and consumption, food labeling, registrations and impacts on potato exports, and seed certification and best practices for managing seed.

Listeners can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other podcast platforms.