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Potato News from Maine

Maine: Potato Variety Caribou Russet has had a slow start
It’s been more than a year since a new potato variety known as the Caribou Russet was unveiled. But so far, it’s been rather hard to find — getting a new potato onto store shelves isn’t as simple as it may seem.
Flewelling Farms named Champion Potato Grower for McCain Foods -Easton, Maine
Flewelling Farms, Inc was awarded the title of Champion Grower for season 2015-2016 of the McCain Foods - Easton potato processing facility.
Potato planting in Maine complete after winter dealing with Dickeya
Maine potato farmers have wrapped up planting and are hoping for a good year.
Maine potato growers concerned about losing Imidacloprid
Potato growers in Maine are cautiously watching the actions of the Environmental Protection Agency as it reviews federal regulations for a popular insecticide (Imidacloprid - an effective insecticide against the Colorado potato beetle) that can be harmful to bees.
Dickeya Species pester Maine Seed Potato Growers
A little-understood bacteria is bringing back the older potato disease Blackleg and is threatening the reputation of Maine seed potatoes
Matt Porter of Porter Farms in Presque Isle cultivates crops on his sixth generation farm in July 2015 where he works with his father and where he himself has farmed for 15 years. As part of a nurse crop project with McCain Foods, Porter first planted winter rye and then potatoes to see if the experiment might yield more potatoes per acre. (Courtesy: Bangor Daily News / Brianne O'Leary)
Representatives from McCain Foods are excited about a new project under way in Aroostook County that has some farmers planting their usual acreage of potatoes right on top of a bed of winter rye, barley or oats.
Groundbreaking for the expansion at Naturally Potatoes on June, 4, 2014
The $7.5 million expansion project at Pineland Farms Naturally Potatoes in Mars Hill, Maine is nearing completion.
New Potato Variety - Caribou Russet - released by Maine Potato Board and the University of Maine
The University of Maine and the Maine Potato Board have released a new potato variety, Caribou Russet.
Northern Girl: from ‘hippie farmers’ to regional food supplier
When Leah Cook and her family moved to the St. John Valley 15 years ago and took up organic gardening and raising animals on their Grand Isle farm, she said more than one resident dismissed them as “hippy farmers.”
Pineland Farms Naturally Potatoes rapid sales growth boon for Maine Potato growers
Rodney McCrum, president and chief operating officer of Pineland Farms Naturally Potatoes, says he is dedicated to growing the company he started with a dozen other potato farmers in 1995.