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FDA reconsidering ‘added sugar’ label on pure maple syrup and honey

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its labeling proposal that would require labels on pure maple syrup and pure honey containers to include the phrase “added sugar.”

Maine delegation fights FDA on 'sugar added' label for maple products

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U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, told his colleagues in the Senate on Wednesday that adding the label “added sugar” to natural honey and maple products would hurt the honey and maple...

Tasting law adds ‘spirit’ to farmers’ market offerings

A winery, brewery and two distilleries have been approved in the state to hold tastings at farmers’ markets.

Portland Region Food Foundry finds home at Saint Joseph's College

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The Greater Portland Council of Governments announced Wednesday that the Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation at Saint Joseph's College in Standish will take on the role of steward and...

Bowdoinham farmer tackles Maine's challenge of farmland access and transfer

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Abby Sadauckas, a farmer and agricultural service provider of Bowdoinham, has joined the regional group Land For Good, a New England-wide nonprofit whose mission is to ensure the future of farming in...

Aroostook County organic potato farmers file for bankruptcy

The former owners of the organic potato farm Wood Prairie Family Farm in Bridgewater have filed for bankruptcy protection.

Maine rice production growing, more farms needed to meet demand

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Demand for Maine-grown rice is outpacing supply, resulting in a search for new sites to grow the grain.

Oakhurst taps social media to create 'Wild Blueberry Milk' brand

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Oakhurst Dairy, which describes itself as “northern New England's leading dairy brand,” is launching a flavored whole milk that uses wild blueberries sourced from Wyman's of Maine.

UMaine debuts its new gourmet potato for specialty markets

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Pinto Gold, a new gourmet potato variety developed by the University of Maine's potato-breeding program, is making its debut in smaller specialty markets.The potato is a high-yielding, yellow-fleshed...

'Mission is far from over' as CEI marks 40th anniversary

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The seeds of community economic development sown by CEI since its founding 40 years ago by Ron Phillips have multiplied hundredfold, with more than 2,700 businesses financed, almost 38,000 full-time...

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