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Feds sue Maine farm over sexual harassment

A farm in Lincoln County is being sued by the federal government over allegations that men were allowed to sexually harass female workers and that it enabled a hostile working...

Author Mary Quinn Doyle documents the changes in Maine's farms and their economic importance

Lori Valigra |

Walking amid the Holstein cows at Benson Farm in Gorham, writer and photographer Mary Quinn Doyle seems at home, petting a calf while scoping out the dairy and composting operations. And...

Portland Food Co-op to open soon

The Portland Food Co-op in the India Street neighborhood is expected to open its 5,000-square-foot storefront within the next few weeks.

Maine gets funds to develop hops industry

A new federal grant will support 10 agricultural initiatives in Maine, including one that aims to develop a hops industry that would support the state's growing craft beer...

Feds give $1.2M to boost Maine food production

Organizers running food production efforts across the state are receiving $1.25 million in federal funds, in part to expand access to healthy food in rural areas.

Maine development organizations to get $1.1M

Two Maine economic development organizations will receive more than $1.1 million in federal funds to help assist local businesses and create new jobs in their regions.

Know your farmer: Locally sourced food trend buoys Maine farms

Lori Valigra |

There's a road down the middle of Nezinscot Farm in Turner. On one side sits the state's first organic dairy dating from 1993, which sells wholesale to the Organic Valley cooperative and...

Good Will-Hinckley's president takes job at UMaine Augusta

Glenn Cummings, president and executive director of Good Will-Hinckley and the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences since 2010, will be leaving that job to become interim president at the...

Pineland Farms Inc. tops $100 million with William Haggett at the helm

James McCarthy |

William E. Haggett could have rested on his laurels when he retired from shipbuilding in 1997, and no one would have thought the worse of him.

Feds give $471K to boost Maine food producers

Five rural Maine food producers are receiving $471,571 in federal grants to increase production, create and retain jobs, boost marketing efforts and develop new products.

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