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Production Research

National Chip Program

The National Chip Program (NCP) is a collaboration between growers, processors, researchers, and many others across the U.S. The chief goal of the NCP is to cut the chipping potato variety development timeline in half, delivering high-quality clones to market in under eight years

With a budget of nearly $1 million per year, the NCP collaborates with 12 breeding programs across the country to find top-performing varieties that will ultimately make their way to processors. Clones are screened rigorously for disease resistance, storability and flavor.

Read more in Potatoes USA’s National Chip Program brief.

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