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Maine potato harvesters having a good year in ‘21

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, a mechanical harvester fills trucks with potatoes in...
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, a mechanical harvester fills trucks with potatoes in Mapleton, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)(Robert F. Bukaty | AP)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 12:25 PM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) - Maine’s potato harvesters are having a good year growing one of the state’s most important agriculture crops.

The state is usually around the ninth-biggest potato producing state in the country with a crop of close to 2 billion pounds.

The Maine Potato Board says this year’s harvest season is ending and farmers saw a larger than average crop.

The productive year is good news for the state’s industry, which suffered a below-average potato yield in 2020.

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