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Levant orchard’s corn maze wins USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Award

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Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant has been named “Best Corn Maze in America” in this year’s USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

First-ever credit union devoted to farmers and food producers achieves funding goal

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Maine Harvest Credit Project has reached its $2.4 million fundraising goal, calling it a critical milestone in becoming Maine's 56th credit union and the country's first-ever to lend exclusively to...

Rural counties will receive energy grants from USDA

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U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced that nine rural Maine businesses received a total of $431,725 in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America...

Blueberry growers squeezed by price drop, bad weather

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Maine's blueberry industry continues to deal with price drops, unaccommodating weather, diseases, foreign competition and reduced crop size.

Labor shortage hits Maine farms

A shortage of farmhands is making it tough for farmers to get their crops harvested.

Farm-to-table pioneer helps Saint Joseph's College grow Maine's food economy

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Farm by farm, chef Mary Paine creates her menu. It's the favorite part of her job creating the summerlong series of Farm-to-Table dinners at Saint Joseph's College's historic Stone Barn that can...

Maine farmers' markets buck national trend, officials say

Maureen Milliken |

Maine’s farmers’ markets appear to be bucking a national trend of lower participation, according to research by the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets.

Maine Farm Days offers no-frills agricultural experience on Clinton dairy farm

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Tucked into Maine's agricultural fair season is Maine Farm Days, a two-day symposium at a dairy farm in Clinton that pares things down to the agricultural basics.

Northern Maine Medical Center teams with local farms

The Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent is stepping up its initiative to partner with local farms to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to patients.

Livermore's Berry Fruit Farm opening Livermore Falls store

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The owners plan to sell products and produce from their farm as well as other good produced in western Maine at the store on Main Street, which was most recently a real estate office.

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