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New building is a step into future for 146-year-old horse protection organization

Maureen Milliken |

The 15,540-square-foot horse arena going up at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is the 124-acre Windham-based organization's first capital project in 40 years.

USDA opens natural-resources office in Ellsworth

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has opened an office of its Natural Resources Conservation Service in Ellsworth, according to a news release.

$228K in federal grants awarded to two farms for business development

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Two Maine farms have been awarded a total of more than $228,000 in federal grants to expand operations and launch new product lines.

As blueberry harvest begins, outcome uncertain

With the harvest of Maine's wild blueberry crop about to begin, it's unclear if it will rebound from last year's depressed market for the berries.

Pitch contest winnings to help North Spore Mushroom Co. scale up its operations

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North Spore Mushroom Co. won $100,000 in the "Greenlight Maine" Season 3 entrepreneurial pitch contest.

Milk surplus hurting Maine dairy farmers

Sandy River Farms, a dairy farm in Farmington, could close after Aug. 31, if owner Bussie York is unable to increase direct-to-consumer sales.

U.S. Chamber comes out against new tariffs, details impact on Maine

James McCarthy |

A new analysis by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows that roughly $130 million of Maine exports are threatened by new tariffs already imposed or threatened by China, the European Union, Mexico and...

North Spore Mushroom wins Greenlight Maine finale

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North Spore Mushroom Co., an urban mushroom farm based in Westbrook, won $100,000 in Greenlight Maine's Season 3 entrepreneurial pitch contest, whose finale featured pitches by Forager, North Spore...

Family farm in Houlton honored by Maine Potato Board

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The Maine Potato Board named the Donald Fitzpatrick family of Houlton as the 2018 “Farm Family of the Year.”

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.”

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