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Maine blueberry growers struggling with plummeting prices

Maine’s wild blueberry growers are facing market challenges stemming from declining prices and increased competition from cultivated blueberries.

Farm Credit East pays dividends to Maine farmers, foresters, fishermen

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Farm Credit East, the Northeast's largest agricultural lending cooperative, distributed a record $56 million in cash patronage dividends to more than 11,000 farm, fishing and forestry business owners...

Houlton rolls out 'cannabiz' welcome mat

Although the effective date for most provisions related to retail sales of marijuana is delayed until Feb. 1, 2018, Houlton officials are making sure their Aroostook community will be ready to...

'Ripeness is all' as Backyard Farms marks 10th anniversary

Lori Valigra |

The Madison-based tomato grower has come a long way since 2007. It's producing 30 million pounds of cocktail, beefsteak and tomatoes on the vine in two adjoining greenhouses totaling 42 acres. It is...

Aroostook vegetable processor closes; searching for buyer

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Northern Girl, a vegetable processor and packer in Van Buren, Aroostook County, suspended operations and is looking for a buyer.

This farm encourages weed growth

Lori Valigra |

On a dank Maine winter's afternoon, a guard escorts me into a nondescript boxy building, then takes my driver's license for the duration of my stay. She ushers me to a dressing area,...

Coast of Maine Organic Products merges, will expand in Mid-Atlantic

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Coast of Maine Organic Products of Portland and Frey Brothers Inc., a farm-product supplier based in Quarryville, Pa., said they have merged.

Wellness Connection of Maine's cannabis business poised for growth

Lori Valigra |

As the legal jangling over Maine's new law allowing retail sales of marijuana continues, and would-be growers snap up commercial real estate around the state, the potentially new business brings with...

Bob Evans' stock skyrockets on Dow Jones' record-breaking day

James McCarthy |

Bob Evans Farms got an initial vote of confidence from investors over its announcement Tuesday that it was selling its national chain of 523 restaurants to a California-based private equity company...

Bob Evans buys Pineland Farms Potato Co.

James McCarthy |

BEF Foods, a division of Bob Evans Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE), is buying Pineland Farms Potato Co. in Mars Hill for $115 million.

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