Cavendish Farms Inc. of New Brunswick has purchased Houghton Farms of Fort Fairf
Cavendish Farms Inc. of New Brunswick has purchased Houghton Farms of Fort Fairfield, one of the town's largest potato farms. Cavendish, owned by Irving Corp., is negotiating with several other Aroostook County farm owners, and some observers believe the company may eventually build a french fry processing plant in the area. If Cavendish does build a facility, it will pit the company against McCains, which already has a processing facility. Irving and McCains have been battling for more than three decades in New Brunswick. From July 1996 to July 1997, 24.6 million pounds of Maine potatoes were shipped to Canada, with most of that amount going to the Cavendish facility on Prince Edward Island. Details.
Cavendish Farms Inc, Irving Oil Corp, Potato industry
Austin, Phyllis, "Cavendish Farms Inc. of New Brunswick has purchased Houghton Farms of Fort Fairf" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2842.
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