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Potato News from Maine

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.
New ‘Focus on Potato’ Webcast Discusses Postharvest Use of Phosphorous Acid
Phosphorous acid based products can be an effective control for postharvest diseases when applying best practices. In the presentation. Learn more in the latest ‘Focus on Potato’ presentation “Phosphorous Acid and its use in Potato Post-Harvest Situations,”
Maine potato field near Fort Fairfield early in the season
Officials with the Maine Potato Board said Monday that weeks of heat and sunshine in July have done wonders for this year’s potato growing season.
Angus King
President Obama signed into law revisions to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that ease compliance for farms across Maine.
Naturally Potatoes breaks ground for expansion doubling it's capacity
Naturally Potatoes broke ground on a seven-and-a half-million-dollar expansion to its Mars Hill, Maine potato processing plant. The expansion is in addition to a one-million-dollar packaging line upgrade that is nearly completed.
Maine potato growers take hit on price in new contract
Farmers in Aroostook, Maine brace for a tough year as processors pay less and reduce orders by as much as 20 percent.
Cavendish Farms suspends potato farming operations in Presque Isle
Cavendish Farms potato farming operations in Presque Isle, Maine are being suspended indefinitely.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Western Polymer facility recently acquired
Western Polymer Corporation (WPC), in partnership with LTWAW, LLC, was recently certified as eligible to receive economic development incentives from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) for its manufacturing facility in Fort Fairfield.
Friday, February 21, 2014
 The Aroostook Starch Company in 2003 (Courtesy Maine Encyclopedia)
Western Polymer Corporation (WPC) yesterday announced the purchase of the manufacturing plant and equipment of Aroostook Starch Company, LLC, in Fort Fairfield, Maine. This acquisition will be the third starch manufacturing site for the Corporation.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Maine Potato Board selects Young Farmer of the Year
The Maine Potato Board is pleased to announce the selection of the 2013 Young Farmer of the Year - Shawn Doyen of Willard C. Doyen &Sons Farm. Doyen lives in Mapleton with his wife Christi and their two children, Taylor, 7 and Charles, 3 Growing u...
Wednesday, December 5, 2012