Porter, Schattman interviewed for BDN and Climate Central about warming weather and Maine’s potato boom

Gregory Porter, professor of crop ecology and management, and Rachel Schattman, a professor of sustainable agriculture at the University of Maine, were interviewed by the Bangor Daily News and Climate Central for an article about warming temperatures driving Maine’s “potato boom,” but also leading to a variety of factors like increased pest pressure or variable rainfall. “How much of the potato production is impacted depends on the magnitude of these changes and on how variable and inconsistent they are,” Porter said. “We’re seeing this need for farmers to be able to be really nimble,” Schattman said.