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Sodexo chosen as new food service vendor for UMaine

The University of Maine System has announced its choice for the new food service vendor on six of its seven campus locations.

ImmuCell will fund facility construction with stock offering

A Portland-based animal health products manufacturer is offering 1.1 million shares of common stock to fund the construction of a new facility to treat mastitis, the most common disease affecting...

UMaine system committed to 20% locally sourced foods

The University of Maine system will be announcing their choice for a new food service vendor later this week. The new food service vendor will be providing food services to six of the seven...

Wild Blueberry Commission asks feds to buy surplus

Due to an oversupply from the harvests of the past two years, the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine has asked the federal government to purchase 30 million pounds of the frozen berries.

New malthouse doubles craft brewer access to local malts

Lori Valigra |

Blue Ox Malthouse, based in Lisbon Falls, is open and plans to hold an open house for the public this Friday. Malt is a key ingredient in craft beer recipes.

Private-sector group forms to grow three industries

Peter Van Allen |

Maine's agriculture, aquaculture and biopharma industries will be the focus of a nonpartisan effort to create thousands of high-paying jobs over the next decade.

Estonian heritage wheat tested in Maine

Imported Estonian seeds of a hard winter wheat called sirvinta are sprouting in test plots across the state, part of a two-year trial to find what varieties of grains can grow well in Maine, the...

GMO labeling fight brews in Legislature

Supporters of a Maine law that would require labels on foods grown with the use of genetically modified organisms are getting ready for a new fight in the State House, the Kennebec Journal reported.

Cooper Farms the recipient of a $1.15M loan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Agency has provided a $1.15 million loan to one of Maine's largest apple growers, Cooper Farms Inc. and Cooper Farms Holdings LLC.

Eight recipients to get Maine agricultural grants

Eight agriculture concerns will receive Maine Agricultural Development Grant programs funds.

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