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Maine researchers help create pepper without the kick

Researchers at the University of Maine helped create a new kind of pepper that lacks the traditional pungent taste, but keeps its natural health benefits.

Businesses sued for 250-plus alleged labor violations

Two Maine blueberry companies and several housing owners are being sued for more than 250 alleged labor violations against 18 migrant workers.

MOO Milk farmers disband, will seek individual contracts

James McCarthy |

Maine's Own Organic Milk, the company better known as MOO Milk that was founded in 2009 after 12 organic dairy farms lost their contract with Hood, announced on Monday that its...

Acadia shop plans to boost local food

The new concessioner for Acadia National Park is planning to source much of its food locally as part of a new "eco-store" initiative for the historic Jordan Pond House...

Deal to revive MOO Milk could be imminent

A deal to revive Maine’s Own Organic Milk, or MOO Milk, could emerge this week, but two competing offers could create a division between the farmers who helped create the...

Stonyfield awards $1.69M grant to Wolfe's Neck Farm

James McCarthy |

Stonyfield, an organic yogurt maker located in Londonderry, N.H., is partnering with Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport to launch a $1.69 million training program to revitalize and...

Maine No. 3 in maple syrup production

James McCarthy |

Maine fell 1,000 gallons short of nudging New York state out of the No. 2 spot among the nation’s largest producers of maple syrup, with Vermont easily holding on to the top...

Smiling Hill Farm denied appeal over Westbrook quarry

Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook vowed that it will continue to seek a larger buffer zone between its land and Pike Industries’ adjacent quarry after losing an appeal in...

$979K to assist rural Maine businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $979,250 to support businesses and economic development initiatives in northern and Down East Maine.

Maine farmers to benefit from new law

Maine farmers could save thousands of dollars because of a new U.S. law that eases certification rules for maintaining oil and gas tanks.

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