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US: New seasonal designation to lower employment costs for Maine potato growers

Potato industry officials said Monday that a new seasonal designation rendered by the Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission last month is going to help lower costs for growers who hire seasonal help during harvest time. On April 30, the commission granted a request by the Maine Potato Board to designate Aug. 1 through Nov. 15 each year as the potato harvesting season. Jeannie Tapley, office manager for the Maine Potato Board, said the news was very important to growers who hire seasonal workers and want to keep their unemployment insurance rates down. More

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