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New potato variety named after Caribou

New potato variety named after Caribou

| March 20, 2015

“How many towns get a potato named after them?” asked Caribou resident Anita St. Peter. While we may not know the answer to that question, we do know that Caribou is now the list. Caribou Russet is our state’s newest potato variety…named after the most northeastern city in the US. “Having the Caribou potato certainly […]

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Spring Planting

Spring Planting

| May 17, 2013

Temperatures were in the 80s a couple of weeks ago and now there’s rain with temperatures in the upper 40s to mid 50s. So, what effect has this had on the planting of potatoes this spring? Dick Palm went to the Maine Potato Board to find out.

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Lack of Potatoes Impact Plant

Lack of Potatoes Impact Plant

| June 11, 2012

The McCain potato plant in Grand Falls, New Brunswick will be closing its doors temporarily. The company has already closed one production line a couple of days ago, and will be completely shutdown in less than a month…. Impacting more than 100 workers. News Source 8’s Jenna Callari has the details of why they’re closing- […]

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Potato Board Looking Forward to a New Season

Potato Board Looking Forward to a New Season

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Maine Potato Board is getting ready for a new season. For the past 26 years, they have been promoting the economic importance of the potato. It’s a staple in our region… And looking back at the difficult and wet season we had last year, board members and farmers are looking forward to a new […]

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