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The Potato Sector
Maine is among the top 10 potato producing States in the US.

According to a 2012 utilization survey, 68% of the potato acreage is dedicated to processing, 20% to seed and 12% to tablestock.

The top potato varieties grown in Maine (fall harvest 2016, by acreage) are:

  1. Russet Burbank (40.6%)
  2. Frito-Lay varieties (15.7%)
  3. Norland (5.1%)
  4. Russet Norkotah (4.8%)
  5. Snowden (4.4%)
All other varieties count for less than 3% of the Maine Fall potato acreage.

Agricultural Statistics Maine

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Potato Production in 2015: 16,160.00 (000) cwt All seasons
Potato Yield in 2015: 320.00 cwt/acre All seasons
Potato Yield in 2015: 320.00 cwt/acre Fall only
Potato Price at Producer in 2015: 10.10 USD/cwt All seasons
Potato Area Harvested in 2014: 50,500.00 acres All seasons
Potato Area Harvested in 2014: 50,500.00 acres Fall only
Potato Production in 2014: 14,645.00 (000) cwt All seasons