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Americans can give thanks to food price deflation this holiday

Many Americans have another thing to be thankful for this upcoming Thanksgiving, as an extended stretch of nationwide food price deflation will have consumers paying less for their holiday meals than...

Three companies represent Maine in Good Food Awards finals

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Two Maine-based coffee roasters and a Waterville-based apiary are among the 291 national finalists for the 2017 Good Food Awards.

Recreational marijuana opponents moving ahead with recount request

Opponents against the legalization of recreational marijuana have acquired petition papers from the secretary of state's office and have begun collecting signatures as they look to request a recount...

Group weighs in on challenges of life in The County

A lack of transportation infrastructure, limited access to goods and health care and difficulty crossing the Canadian border were among the concerns voiced by participants at focus group sessions...

Recent showers help curb severe drought conditions

The ongoing drought conditions that have been bad news for farmers and have brought groundwater to low levels have subsided slightly as the severe-to-extreme drought conditions that afflicted over a...

As Maine's labor supply shrinks, its reliance on migrant workers grows

Laurie Schreiber |

According to the Maine Department of Labor, a 2012 U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service census says 125 Maine farms reported hiring 2,706 migrant workers; that's...

Project focused on new food economy aims to create Maine's 59th credit union

Lori Valigra |

The Maine Harvest Credit Project, which aims to create a specialized, socially responsible credit union focused on the new food economy in Maine, has raised $1.4 million, or about 60% of the money it...

Feds deliver $1.36M to spur innovation at Maine agricultural producers

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Nine agricultural producers in Maine are on the receiving end of $1,363,118 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Value-Added Producer Grant program.

Cranberry growers weather the drought; prices could rise

Some cranberry growers in the state are reporting their largest yields ever, with large fruit size and weight, quelling the fears about the potential impact Maine's ongoing drought could have had on...

Drought spurs USDA aid to Maine's farmers

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With the U.S. Drought Monitor reporting that nearly 70% of Maine is experiencing moderate drought conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is putting the word out about federal programs to...

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