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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.

Women to watch: Amber Lambke, Maine Grains

Lori Valigra |

Amber Lambke smiles like a proud parent at the Osttiroler Getreidemühlen Green grain mill that occupies most of the second floor of the Somerset Grist Mill in downtown Skowhegan,...

Wyman's buys 8,000 acres, expands factory

Wyman's of Maine, the country's largest supplier of premium wild blueberry products, is acquiring over 8,000 acres in New Brunswick and expanding its factory on Prince Edward...

Organic Valley expands into Aroostook County for organic dairy

James McCarthy |

Organic Valley, the nation's largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, announced at its regional office in Portland today the addition of an Aroostook...

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...

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