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MTI gives $50,000 to boost Maine algal industry

How can Maine support a larger market for sea vegetables and other algae products? A newly formed partnership between public and private sectors seeks to answer that question,...

DEP fines Belfast plant after reporter’s inquiry

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has fined Belfast potato-processing company Penobscot McCrum LLC for discharging ammonia into a nearby river.

Aroostook farmer reelected to Farm Credit East board

Daniel J. Corey, an Aroostook County potato farmer and owner of a diversified agricultural business, has been reelected to a four-year term on Farm Credit East’s board of...

Maine farmers markets see major increase

The number of outdoor farmers markets in Maine has doubled in the last eight years, according to data from the state.The

Gardiner Food Co-op & Café awarded $90K grant

The Gardiner Food Co-op & Café has been awarded a $90,000 Community Development Block Grant to create new jobs with the opening of its storefront in late May.

DeCosters get jail sentence for tainted eggs

A father and son who previously operated egg farms in Maine have been sentenced to three months in jail for their involvement with a 2010 salmonella outbreak.

Naturally Potatoes' $7.5M expansion nearly done

Pineland Farms Naturally Potatoes has nearly finished its $7.5 million expansion in Mars Hill.Rodney McCrum, the company’s...

MOFGA joins lawsuit against USDA

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and another Maine group have joined a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, challenging the process behind a 2013...

Lucy Benjamin talks about the origin and growth of Lucy's Granola

Lori Valigra |

Lucy Benjamin opened her door to loud knocking one Saturday morning. The looks from the children staring up at her said it all: Where was her cake for the East Blue Hill...

Maine farmers: Cultivating a profit from organics

Lori Valigra |

Organic farmers will tell you it's all about the soil. But sitting at any farmhouse kitchen table, it's clear that's where organic farming plays out, starting with the inevitable bookkeeping ledger...

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