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State picks 11 pending projects for $423K in farm grants at Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Lori Valigra |

Eleven of the 47 proposals to the state’s Agricultural Development Grant Program have...

MOFGA day, $450K in grants to highlight Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Lori Valigra |

Some $450,000 in development grants are to be announced at the

Maine blueberry crop had banner year

Maine’s blueberry harvest in 2014 is expected to be the second largest ever in the state’s history, according to a wild blueberry specialist at the University of...

Portland Food Co-op tops membership goal

The Portland Food Co-op has exceeded its 2,500-member, year-end goal, just a few weeks after officially opening its doors in early December.

New Maine credit union to focus on small farms

Two finance professionals are planning to launch the Maine Harvest Credit Union, a credit union that will focus on helping small farms buy land and equipment.

Feds give $97K to Gorham farm

Plowshares Community Farm in Gorham is receiving a $97,000 federal grant to boost local food production.

Down East producer of Kelp Krunch and Dulse seaweed products plans $1.5M expansion

LAURIE SCHREIBER |

A Down East company that turns sea vegetables into tasty treats is expanding.

Portland Food Co-op membership tops 2,000

Lori Valigra |

Membership in the Portland Food Co-op is nudging toward 2,100, exceeding

Investor aids with opening of Gardiner Co-op

A group’s plan to open a cooperative grocery store in Gardiner is moving forward after announcing that an angel investor will purchase a downtown building to house the...

Feds sue Maine farm over sexual harassment

A farm in Lincoln County is being sued by the federal government over allegations that men were allowed to sexually harass female workers and that it enabled a hostile working...

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