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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

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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.”

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...