Maine

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Heat projected to have overall yield average below normal

With harvest is still in early stages in some areas and hasn’t yet begun in others, North American Potato Market News (NAPMN) released its latest po... READ MORE »

USDA-NASS releases 2021 potato acreage estimate, acres up slightly

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released updated acreage estimates June 30. According to NAS... READ MORE »

Drexel Chemical promotes Herring to East Coast manager

Drexel Chemical Company has promoted Kyle Herring to Eastern Regional Manager, effective immediately. Herring will manage Drexel’s business a... READ MORE »

Maine Potato Board’s Porter Seed Farm experiment finds success

Most major potato-producing states have an association or commission in place to connect and represent its collection of potato growers. Rarely are su... READ MORE »

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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 »


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