March 21, 2016
Potato growers in Maine are cautiously watching the actions of the EPA as it reviews federal regulations for a popular insecticide (Imidacloprid - an effective insecticide against the Colorado potato beetle) that can be harmful to bees.
August 06, 2015
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.
March 13, 2015
The University of Maine and the Maine Potato Board have released a new potato variety, Caribou Russet.
March 01, 2015
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.”
February 10, 2015
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.
October 05, 2014
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,”
July 28, 2014
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.
June 16, 2014
President Obama signed into law revisions to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that ease compliance for farms across Maine.
June 08, 2014
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.
May 08, 2014
Farmers in Aroostook, Maine brace for a tough year as processors pay less and reduce orders by as much as 20 percent.