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Potato industry seeks low-interest loan boost

Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash has submitted LR 2828, “An Act To Amend the Law Regarding the Interest Rate for State Loans under the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund,”...

Federal food safety rules impose higher costs on Maine farmers

Mandates imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act are creating a significant financial burden for Maine family farmers.

Maine Food Insider: Good Food Council of L-A exhibit puts spotlight on 'food insecurity'

Maureen Milliken |

When the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn hosts an opening reception for the photo exhibition “Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food” Friday night, it will be something new for...

St. Joseph's College calls off partnership with Cate Street-backed company

St. Joseph's College has ended its partnership with Organic Nutrition Inc. to develop a hydroponic greenhouse on the college's Standish campus.

Wolfe’s Neck Center among Freeport Chamber’s award winners

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The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting, auction and awards dinner on Jan. 31 in Freeport.

UMaine System surpasses its goal for local food purchases

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The University of Maine System and Sodexo Inc. announced Tuesday the state's universities reached the goal of having at least 20% of the food served on campus come from local sources three years...

Large hemp operation planned for Aroostook County

A Canadian company plans to launch a large, industrial hemp operation in the Aroostook County town of Amity.

USDA school foods program boosts Maine wild blueberry sales

Maureen Milliken |

A program to get Maine wild blueberries into public schools increased sales by 57% in 2017, despite a crop shortfall this year.

Maine Food Insider: Ag trades show adds farmers’ markets to its mix

MAUREEN MILLIKEN |

The role farmers’ markets play in the increasingly active local foods economy will be the theme at the 10th annual Maine Farmers’ Market Convention in January, which is being held in...

Bangor restaurant builds greenhouse to grow its own produce

Novio’s Bistro, in Bangor, is constructing a 1,500-square-foot heated greenhouse to leverage the locally sourced produce concept through the winter.

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