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Mainebiz Food Insider: Franklin County targets growing 'local food roots'

Maureen Milliken |

Last April, a group of nonprofits got together in Farmington to talk about local food insecurity. That's led to a greater effort to connect local resources, including farmers, to people who need...

International Kneading Conference relocates to KVCC campus

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The 12th annual Kneading Conference, a two-day summit for bakers, farmers and anyone who works in the grain industry, announced that this year’s event will relocate to the Kennebec Valley...

State awards $188K in grants to address ‘critical’ agricultural needs

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Commissioner Walt Whitcomb of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry announced five grants totaling almost $188,000 on Thursday that will support projects addressing critical...

Kennebec County farmer gets key startup support from lending co-op

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A Readfield farmer credits Farm Credit East’s FarmStart program with providing the working capital and business advice that have helped him establish what is now a 300-acre diversified farm of...

Mainebiz Food Insider: Food and art join forces in Snow Pond school project

Maureen Milliken |

Patrons of Augusta-area restaurants will be served up some art along with their food in the coming months, courtesy of students at Sidney's Snow Pond Arts Academy. It's part of project to show how...

As Maine agriculture evolves, farm financers aim to keep up

Laurie Schreiber |

The farm finance sector is evolving along with Maine's farmers. Start-up farms have been established in sync with consumer interest in locally sourced foods — and older farmers are retiring,...

Breweries unveil plan to promote unified Maine brand

Plans are in the works to distribute 50 customized tap handle risers saying “Brewed with Maine Grown Grains,” to breweries around the state.

UMPI doubles down on agriculture offerings, will open research greenhouse

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will begin offering a bachelor's degree in agriculture this fall and open a research greenhouse.

Maine Food Insider: If it's mud season in Maine, it's maple syrup season

Maureen Milliken |

A major sign winter may end and spring is coming — despite outward appearances such as the major snowstorm bearing down on Maine later today — is that many of the...

Maine Food Insider: 'The Food Revolution Starts Here'

Maureen Milliken |

The Maine Historical Society in Portland, beginning Friday, recognizes Maine's relationship with food with the opening of a year-long exhibition, “Maine Eats: The Food Revolution Starts...