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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)
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
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
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
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
November 20, 2018
The Caribou Russet, a potato variety developed by the University of Maine and available since 2016, sees an increasing market
Leavitt Farms recognized as top potato grower for McCain Foods Easton
September 03, 2018
The Top 10 Potato Growers for the McCain Foods Easton, Maine French Fry plant were recognized at the annual McCain Grower Barbecue at the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center in Presque Isle last month
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.
Maine potatoes healthy, despite heat and lack of rain, but the amount of precipitation remains a concern
July 12, 2018
Despite widely fluctuating temperatures and a lack of rain, the executive director of the Maine Potato Board said Monday that the state’s potato crop remains healthy.
Pinto Gold: a new Gourmet Potato Variety released by UMaine
May 30, 2018
The University of Maine has released a new gourmet potato variety, Pinto Gold.
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.
Maine Potato Board happy about spud quality, new variety
December 04, 2017
After one of the most unique potato harvests in recent memory, Don Flannery, executive director of the Maine Potato Board, said Wednesday that he felt good about all the industry accomplished this year and was optimistic about year ahead.
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