Tag Archives: Maine Potato Board

Federal government programs shun the potato — erroneously, say legislators | Bangor Daily News

Federal government programs shun the potato — erroneously, say legislators | Bangor Daily News

Potato crop ‘looking great’ thanks to rain in September | Bangor Daily News

Potato crop ‘looking great’ thanks to rain in September | Bangor Daily News.

Plenty of sun but rain needed in northern Maine | Bangor Daily News

Plenty of sun but rain needed in northern Maine – Bangor Daily News.

Aroostook farmers welcoming the weather | Bangor Daily News

Aroostook farmers welcoming the weather – Bangor Daily News

[Potato farming is big in Aroostook County, the county where I grew up. I even picked potatoes one fall break from school — it was cold, wet, muddy, back-breaking work. The local school district generally let kids out for a week or so at harvest time so farmers could have enough hands to pick their crop. Mechanical harvesters pretty much take care of that now, I suspect. — KM]