Maine potato growers concerned about losing Imidacloprid
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.
Dickeya Species pester Maine Seed Potato Growers
March 06, 2016
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)
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.
Groundbreaking for the expansion at Naturally Potatoes on June, 4, 2014
April 15, 2015
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
March 13, 2015
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
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.”
Pineland Farms Naturally Potatoes rapid sales growth boon for Maine Potato growers
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.
New ‘Focus on Potato’ Webcast Discusses Postharvest Use of Phosphorous Acid
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,”
Maine potato field near Fort Fairfield early in the season
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.
Angus King
June 16, 2014
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
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.
Maine potato growers take hit on price in new contract
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.