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Trucking shortage hinders sale of record Aroostook County potato harvest

Trucking shortage hinders sale of record Aroostook County potato harvest

November 16, 2021
Aroostook County (Maine, US) may have pulled a record potato harvest out of the ground this year, but transportation slowdowns and a driver shortage are making it difficult to get the crop to market.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Range of potato experiments underway at Maine Research Farm (Aroostook)

Range of potato experiments underway at Maine Research Farm (Aroostook)

August 12, 2018
Farmers, researchers and members of the public gathered at the University of Maine’s Aroostook Research Farm in Presque Isle last Wednesday to learn about the latest in potato research.
Pineland Farms Potato Plant now part of Post Holdings

Pineland Farms Potato Plant now part of Post Holdings

February 09, 2018
The Pineland Farms Potato company in Mars Hill, Maine - acquired last year by Bob Evans Foods - changed hands again this year as Bob Evans Foods was acquired by Post Holdings.
UMaine receive grant for potato breeding and to improve quality and pest resistance

UMaine receives grant for potato breeding with focus on quality improvement and pest resistance

November 27, 2017
The USDA-NIFA has awarded a grant totaling $388,000 to the University of Maine to study potato breeding and improve quality and pest resistance in the eastern United States.

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