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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...

#MBNext16: Emily Smith proudly expands a sixth generational Aroostook legacy

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Growing fresh produce is a legacy six generations strong at Smith's Farm, and the future is bright looking toward the seventh. That legacy is on Smith's Farm President Emily Smith's mind, even as she...

Feds declare five Maine counties disaster areas

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Disaster areas have been declared in Cumberland, Androscoggin, Oxford, Sagadahoc and York counties by the USDA due to the ongoing drought.

High supply and weak Canadian dollar worry Maine blueberry growers

Although wild blueberry lovers might welcome the news that this year’s crop wasn’t affected by the recent drought, growers of the berry are facing another season of high supply and the...

Ahead of Election Day, coalition pushes for new marijuana regulations

Maine Professionals for Regulating Marijuana, a group of Maine business leaders and professionals, is pushing for better regulations of the state’s marijuana industry in anticipation of...

Impact of drought minimal for central Maine’s apple crop

Although the drought that has afflicted Maine farmers for much of the summer has been bad news for crops like lettuce and broccoli, the state’s upcoming apple season appears to have weathered...

Maine growers urged to produce clean medical cannabis

Maine's trend toward organic fruits and vegetables has stoked an interest from medical marijuana caregivers to know more about the quality and standards of the cannabis they sell to patients.

Maine’s Tempest in a Teapot in national contest to divine the best tea

Instead of reading tea leaves, Tempest in a Teapot’s co-owners Tammy Smith and Rebecca Emerson will wait until later this month to find out whether their Holy Cranberry Tea wins at the North...

Good Shepherd Food Bank gets $3M to buy food locally

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The Good Shepherd Food Bank was awarded $3 million by the Finance Authority of Maine to purchase locally sourced produce and seafood to be distributed to hunger relief programs across the state...