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On the Record with Carlos Quijano, founder of Coast of Maine Organic Products

Peter Van Allen |

An avid gardener and composter, Quijano found himself more and more intrigued with how Maine handled (or didn't handle) waste from various industries — the fisheries, saw mills and blueberry...

$573K fed grant expands Wolfe's Neck Farm training program

Staff |

Wolfe's Neck Farm snags a $573,256 grant to help other organic dairy farmers via its training program.

Weeds got your goat? Fight back with a herd

We all have food preferences that bring out the eww factor from others. Take weeds. That’s something even a churlish child wouldn’t gnaw on.

Drought hard on crops like broccoli

The sustained drought that has hit the Northeast is helping some crops in southern Maine, like tomatoes, but harming others like broccoli.

Cooperative farm to be launched by Somali immigrants

Four Somali Bantu farmers have started New Roots Cooperative Farm in Lewiston.

Dry conditions bring back Drought Task Force

The Maine Emergency Management Agency has reformed its Drought Task Force for the first time in 14 years to address below-normal groundwater levels in southern and central Maine that have some...

MTI gives Maine entrepreneurs $46,454 boost in funding

Staff |

The Maine Technology Institute approved six grant applications for the month of July totaling $46,454 to Maine businesses specializing in advancements in fields including aquaculture and marine...

Private equity group invests in Coast of Maine Organic Products

Staff |

Coast of Maine Organic Products, a Portland-based maker of compost sold in garden stores and retailers like Whole Foods Market, has sold an ownership stake to a private equity firm.

Cage-free conversion not coming to scrutinized Turner egg facility

Hillandale Farms, the Pennsylvania-based egg supplier and operator of a Turner facility that made headlines as part of an undercover operation alleging animal cruelty, says that it will be making the...

USDA: We'll take another 3.8 million pounds of Maine blueberries, please

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For the second time in 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has said that it will purchase an additional 3.8 million pounds of Maine wild blueberries to distribute to food banks and other...

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