After a drought in 2020, coupled with pandemic slowdowns in trucking, nobody anticipated the 2021 potato harvest to be as large because it was. With this 12 months’s report harvest — about 20 % bigger than common — farmers scrambled to seek out area to retailer the crop. Because of the Loring Improvement Authority, three farmers have been ready to make use of area at Loring. This emergency potato storage on the previous Loring Air Power Base saved the day for some native farmers. It’s hoped it is going to additionally result in a helpful ripple impact to Aroostook County’s premier trade.
In accordance with LDA President and CEO Carl Flora, this association simply could result in additional developments: “We might see some extra spin-off exercise that resulted from the pressing lodging wants that we actually didn’t even take into consideration at first.”
Within the case of one of many farmers using space for storing, Loring Improvement Authority is exploring the potential for a future longer-term settlement which continues to be within the dialogue part.
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