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Potato News from Maine

Penobscot McCrum plans new potato processing plant in Maine
Penobscot McCrum is planning to build a new potato processing plant at the site of a long-closed potato factory in Washburn, Maine.
A new Maine Potato Variety, the Caribou Russet, sees an increasing popularity
The Caribou Russet, a potato variety developed by the University of Maine and available since 2016, sees an increasing market
Leavitt Farms recognized as top potato grower for McCain Foods Easton
The Top 10 Potato Growers for the McCain Foods Easton, Maine French Fry plant were recognized at the annual McCain Grower Barbecue at the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center in Presque Isle last month
Range of potato experiments underway at Maine Research Farm (Aroostook)
Farmers, researchers and members of the public gathered at the University of Maine’s Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle last Wednesday to learn about the latest in potato research.
Maine potatoes healthy, despite heat and lack of rain, but the amount of precipitation remains a concern
Despite widely fluctuating temperatures and a lack of rain, the executive director of the Maine Potato Board said Monday that the state’s potato crop remains healthy.
Pinto Gold: a new Gourmet Potato Variety released by UMaine
The University of Maine has released a new gourmet potato variety, Pinto Gold.
Pineland Farms Potato Plant now part of Post Holdings
The Pineland Farms Potato company in Mars Hill, Maine - acquired last year by Bob Evans Foods - changed hands again this year as Bob Evans Foods was acquired by Post Holdings.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Maine Potato Board happy about spud quality, new variety
After one of the most unique potato harvests in recent memory, Don Flannery, executive director of the Maine Potato Board, said Wednesday that he felt good about all the industry accomplished this year and was optimistic about year ahead.
UMaine receive grant for potato breeding and to improve quality and pest resistance
The USDA-NIFA has awarded a grant totaling $388,000 to the University of Maine to study potato breeding and improve quality and pest resistance in the eastern United States.
Potato researchers gather in Maine to find a solutions for the Blackleg disease
Researchers from all over the world were in Bangor for the '2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit', organized by the University of Maine Extension.