John Keeling


National Potato Council, Potatoes USA leaders tour facilities in Oregon, Washington

The week of June 24-28, outgoing National Potato Council executive vice president and CEO John Keeling and new CEO Kam Quarles joined Blair Richardso... READ MORE »


NPC’s new leadership team outlines focus for the future

The National Potato Council is entering a new era. On June 30, 2019, John Keeling will officially retire from his role as executive vice president ... READ MORE »

National Potato Council: Quarles to succeed Keeling, Mike Wenkel joining on in new role

On April 5, the National Potato Council (NPC) announced a new executive team. Kam Quarles, the current Vice President of Public Policy and Communica... READ MORE »

Breakfast amendment, potato breeding research included in Trump’s spending bill

Recently, the President signed a final year-end spending bill that removes fears over another government shutdown. Contained within the bill are key p... READ MORE »

National Potato Council, United Fresh applaud newly signed Farm Bill

On Dec. 20, the National Potato Council joined with agriculture industry colleagues at the White House as Vice President Pence, Secretary of Agricultu... READ MORE »

MapShots, Trimble introduce new software integration

MapShots, Inc. and Trimble recently announced a new integration that allows all users of MapShots' AgStudio software platform to read as-applied maps ... READ MORE »

Philippine market opens to U.S. fresh

The Philippines has revised its import requirements to allow for entry of U.S. fresh table-stock potatoes. Prior to this revision, only U.S. fresh po... READ MORE »

Colorado grower, former NPC president, Tom Ford dies

Tom Ford, 81, of Carmel, Colo., died on June 25 of an apparent heat attack in East Wenatchee, Wash. Ford was traveling to the National Potato Council... READ MORE »

Gray receives ARS recognition

Stewart Gray was among a group of senior research scientists recently recognized by The Agricultural Research Service (ARS). Gray was named the Senio... READ MORE »

Korea FTA implemented

Potato industry leaders are projecting that the recently finalized Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS-FTA) will be a boon to U.S. potato exports.... READ MORE »

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