Maine

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 »

The Caribou Crew: Irving Farms gaining notoriety for up-and-coming variety

The Irving family has been growing potatoes in Aroostook County, Maine, since the early part of the 19th century. The Irvings are well-known for thei... READ MORE »

Seed Potatoes Report 2019: Eastern & Central United States

Wet early and wet late was a common theme for potato growers in the U.S. this year, certified seed growers included. In Idaho, spring rain hampered... READ MORE »

Harvest update: Great Lakes region, Maine making progress getting potatoes out of ground

Potato farmers in Wisconsin have been able to make solid progress harvesting their crop in recent days. Following weeks of above-average rain, that’... READ MORE »

University of Maine celebrates completion of new Aroostook County greenhouse

As part of homecoming celebrations, the University of Maine at Presque Isle marked the completion of its state-of-the-art, four-season Zillman Family ... READ MORE »

Harvest update: Rain slowing progress in key potato-growing regions

A wet spring hindered potato planting efforts around the U.S. The harvest season is turning out to be quite wet, as well. In Wisconsin, near-re... READ MORE »

LaJoie Farms honored as McCain Foods Champion Grower for ’18-19

McCain Foods honored some of its top potato providers during its annual banquet in Presque Isle, Maine in August by announcing its Champion Grower awa... READ MORE »


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