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Maine potato yields down 18% following severe drought

Drought conditions in Maine this summer have resulted in an 18% potato yield average reduction, according to estimates from the USDA's National Agricu... READ MORE »

Seed Potato Report 2020: Northeastern US hurt by drought

This year has brought a lot of bad with it for Americans, but one bright spot most U.S. seed potato growers can cite is good growing conditions. Re... READ MORE »

Maine growers eligible for drought disaster relief

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made more Maine counties and farmers eligible for relief due to losses from this year's drought. The announc... READ MORE »

Drought hurting Maine potato growers, but conditions better elsewhere

Aroostook County, Maine experienced one of the driest potato-growing seasons on record this year. The USDA’s Drought Monitor recognizes a section... READ MORE »

McCrum family opens new processing facility in Maine

Growing potatoes in northern Maine is nothing new to the McCrum family. However, opening North America’s newest fry processing plant during COVID... READ MORE »

Potato growers to see warm, dry conditions during September, NWS forecasts

Growers in the major potato-producing areas of the northern U.S. are in for warm and normal-to-dry conditions during September, if the forecast proves... READ MORE »

How COVID-19 is backing up potato supply chain, reducing acreage

(UPDATE: USDA announces $19 billion coronavirus relief package for food industry, including $2.1 billion for specialty crops) Stories from two pota... READ MORE »

LaJoie family creates opportunities predecessors didn’t have through support system

Normand LaJoie was thrust into manhood at age 17 when his father, Gilbert, died suddenly in 1955. Normand and his mother, Marthe, were left to run the... READ MORE »

UMaine potato breeding program gets $550K from NIFA

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced Feb. 13 that the University of Maine’s (UMaine) Cooperative Extension Potato Integrated Pest Ma... READ MORE »

Breaking down 2019 seed potato acreage

U.S. acres devoted to growing certified Ciklamen potato seed have steadily increased over the past decade. With just 62 acres in 2010, Ciklamen gro... READ MORE »


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