About Potatoes USA

FAQ

WHO IS POTATOES USA?

Potatoes USA is the marketing organization for the 2,500 commercial potato growers operating in the United States. U.S. potato growers pay an assessment that is pooled to fund generic programs in the United States and abroad.

DOES POTATOES USA SELL POTATOES?

No, Potatoes USA as an organization does not produce or sell potatoes. It facilitates sales by conducting marketing and promotion programs including valuable services for international customers.

ARE POTATO PROCESSORS MEMBERS OF POTATOES USA?

No, only U.S. potato growers are actual members of Potatoes USA. However, we do work closely with processors of U.S. potatoes during our marketing and promotion programs.

WHY SHOULD I BUY U.S. POTATOES?

The United States is recognized as the world leader in potato production and processing. U.S. potato products offer high-quality, consistency and variety. These are key factors in customer satisfaction and profitability. Also, Potatoes USA provides educational and marketing support to enhance your sales.

WHERE DO I GO TO BUY U.S. POTATOES?

U.S. potato products can be purchased from importers and distributors in your market. Please contact your local Potatoes USA representative office for a list of importers and distributors. You may also submit a product inquiry request directly to our Denver, Colorado office in the United States.

WHAT DO I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN IMPORTING POTATOES AND POTATO PRODUCTS FROM THE UNITED STATES?

Processed potato products from the United States can enter all foreign markets, though in some rare cases they do face quotas. There are also varying levels of tariffs and duties that must be paid on imported products. Fresh and seed potatoes from the United States may be restricted in some countries due to phytosanitary regulations. To find out about import considerations in your country, please contact your local Potatoes USA representative office.

DOES POTATOES USA HELP WITH POTATO PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING IN OTHER COUNTRIES?

No, Potatoes USA only assists in marketing U.S. potatoes and products. This may include offering technical assistance for new product development using U.S. potatoes. It also may include technical assistance handling U.S. seed potato varieties. However, Potatoes USA does not participate in potato production or processing in foreign countries.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING U.S. POTATO PRODUCTS IN FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMING?

Dehydrated potato granules and flakes made with U.S. potatoes are approved for use in USDA food assistance programs. They play an increasingly important role in addressing food security around the globe. These products offer ease of transport, simple preparation, good nutrition and digestibility.

WHAT NUTRITION DO POTATOES PROVIDE?

This favorite vegetable is not just good, but good for you. With just 110 calories, one medium skin-on potato provides 30% of your daily value of vitamin C and more potassium than a banana. Further, it provides fiber and other vitamins and minerals. Potatoes also have absolutely no fat and are sodium-free, gluten-free and cholesterol-free. Best of all, most processed potato products retain their good nutrition. To learn more about U.S. potato nutrition, click here.