March 25, 2014
Cavendish Farms potato farming operations in Presque Isle, Maine are being suspended indefinitely.
February 21, 2014
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.
July 02, 2013
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.
December 05, 2012
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...
September 28, 2012
It used to be hand picking and barrels were the only way to do it, but today you're lucky if you can find someone who still does it the old fashioned way. Today farmers have turned to more modern technology to harvest their potato crop.Self run harvest...
August 31, 2012
Last summer, Maine potato farmers were dealt too much rain, which led to blight and rot. <br><br> This year, the farmers are struggling with the opposite extreme: too little rain, which is stunting the potatoes' growth and will hit farmers' wallets hard this fall.
October 25, 2010
McCain Foods in Easton is a mechanized wonderland of potato processing—the source of millions of pounds of fries in every shape known to modern man
July 15, 2009
Farmers in southern and central Maine have already reported cases of late blight in potato and tomato crops. Now the disease has spread to northern Maine.