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Maine lawmakers back Auburn manufacturer in trade dispute with China

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U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-2nd District, testified in support of Auburn Manufacturing Inc. during a hearing Wednesday before the U.S. International Trade...

First chapter in comeback story for rural Maine?

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Maine's struggling forest products industry, which has been hit hard by the closure of six pulp and paper mills in the past three years, is getting a $1 million boost from the federal government to...

Spud experts gather for northern Maine summit

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Potato producers, crop specialists and farmers will meet in Caribou Jan. 18-19 for an annual spud summit on one of Maine's top crops.

Maine to fund blueberry promotion to U.S. schools

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The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine received $50,000 in state funding to promote its school sales.

'Road map' for strengthening state's forest economy sets nine priorities

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Stakeholders in Maine's $8.5 billion forest products industry unveiled this week a nine-point strategy to attract capital investment and develop new opportunities in that sector that will sustain...

Five on the Future

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Every year Mainebiz surveys five experts on what's ahead for the coming year. We've seen major changes in Washington, with President-elect Donald Trump taking office later this month. But...

Maine exports up 5% for year, national average is in the red

Lori Valigra |

Exports of Maine goods through October 2016 rose 5.8% and likely will end the year up 5%, compared to a negative national average, according to the Maine International Trade Center.

Portland to host international scallop summit

Stakeholders in the scallop industry are expected to gather next year in Portland to share research and best practices.

Eastport takes another step to advance wood chip exports to EU

Eastport is one step closer to shipping bulk wood chips to the European Union for use as biomass fuel.

Global demand for lobster surges

Four years after a glut led to the cheapest lobsters since the 1980s, prices on average for lobster are up 37% this year and the highest on record going back decades.

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