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The past week the 6th Annual Maine Harvest Festival rolled into the Cross Center in Bangor. At the center of it all was a new variety of potato being unveiled by the Maine Potato Board. "It's not quite as dry as a normal Russet Burbank you'd find in the stores, and it's got some unique flavor to it. We think it's going to be really well received by the consumers" said Dan Flannery, the Executive Director of the MPB. He's talking about the Caribou Russet. It's called a dual purpose potato. Meaning it will be available for purchase and viable in the processing market. "You may be able to go to the store and buy a bag to take home and hopefully in the very near future may be able to have it in your french fries" said Flannery. is your source for ag news and information on crop pest identification, commodity and market prices, agricultural news & issues, and access to crop production management tools such as crop yield & planting calculators and herbicide, fungicide, and weed control information.