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It's shaping up to be a banner year for Aroostook County (Maine) potatoes

It's shaping up to be a banner year for Aroostook County (Maine) potatoes

October 19, 2021
Don Flannery, president of the Maine Potato Board, is not calling it a record year — yet. But with over 80 percent of this season’s potatoes out of the ground, the longtime industry expert said yields are shaping up to be above average.
Aroostook County potato experts expect high quality crop in 2021

Aroostook County potato experts expect high quality crop in 2021

September 14, 2021
Aroostook County agricultural growers are predicting a higher quantity and quality of potato crop than was produced in 2020, due to the less severe weather this summer.
New University of Maine research hub to focus on Potato Virus Y

New University of Maine research hub to focus on Potato Virus Y

August 22, 2021
Greater understanding of the biology of one of the most destructive plant viruses to potato crops will be the focus of a research hub at the University of Maine.
Potato chip company to make its home in Pownal

Maine Potato chip company 'Vintage Maine Kitchen' finds a new home in Pownal

January 24, 2021
A new potato chip manufacturing facility promises to bring changes to small, rural Pownal.
Aerial view of the McCrum French Fry plant in Belfast, Maine

Maine French Fry manufacturer McCrum: 'Kiremko and Idaho Steel are our partners.'

December 22, 2020
McCrum: 'This project with Kiremko and Idaho Steel was a big project for our family. Trust with Kiremko and Idaho Steel has grown from day one. Our family considers them as partners now.'
Maine researchers are developing genomic tools for potato breeders

Maine researchers are developing genomic tools for potato breeders

December 08, 2020
Two University of Maine researchers, Greg Porter and Han Tan, are part of a team of plant geneticists and breeders working to develop tools that will help Maine scientists and farmers become more efficient in bringing novel, improved potato varieties to market.
Maine, US: Drought shrinks Aroostook County potato yields

Maine, US: Drought shrinks Aroostook County potato yields

October 15, 2020
This year’s potato harvest was met with an unrelenting drought that diminished crops and tied up water resources for Aroostook County, Maine farmers.
The McCrum's, a 6th generation farming family, just opened North America's newest fry processing plant in Washburn, Maine (Courtesy: Paul Cyr)

McCrum just opened North America's newest fry processing plant in Washburn, Maine

August 12, 2020
The McCrum's, a 6th generation farming family, just opened North America's newest fry processing plant in Washburn, Maine
Maine potatoes expected to be in 'strong demand' after disappointing harvest elsewhere

Maine potatoes expected to be in 'strong demand' after disappointing harvest elsewhere

December 10, 2019
Don Flannery, executive director of the Maine Potato Board, said that poor harvests elsewhere in North America would create a 'strong demand' for Maine-grown potatoes.
University of Maine has officially opened its new greenhouse

University of Maine has officially opened its new greenhouse

October 12, 2019
The University of Maine at Presque Isle marked the completion of its state-of-the-art, four-season Zillman Family Greenhouse with an official opening and dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 27.
Penobscot McCrum plans new potato processing plant in Maine

Penobscot McCrum plans new potato processing plant near Presque-Isle, Maine

April 24, 2019
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

A new Maine Potato Variety, the Caribou Russet, sees an increasing popularity

November 20, 2018
The Caribou Russet, a potato variety developed by the University of Maine and available since 2016, sees an increasing market

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