Potato blockade, Fort Fairfield, 1980

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Maine potato growers dumped potatoes at nine Maine-New Brunswick border crossings at dawn, March 27, 1980, to blockade Canadian potatoes from entering the U.S.

Maine growers said they can't compete with the lower Canadian potato prices.

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  • Title: Potato blockade, Fort Fairfield, 1980
  • Creator: United Press International
  • Creation Date: 1980-03-27
  • Subject Date: 1980-03-27
  • Town: Fort Fairfield
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 18 cm x 23 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1880, Box 2/3
  • Collection: United Press International collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
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