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Aquaculture's impact in Maine almost triples

Lori Valigra |

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production business in the world, and it's already contributing nearly $138 million in both direct and multiplier or related economic impact to the...

Canada launches direct flight to China — for lobsters

Canada, responding to the demand by the Chinese market for “Boston lobster,” has begun direct flights with 747s loaded with lobster.

International firearms dealer to build distribution site in Skowhegan

Civil Arms Inc., a federally licensed firearms distributor, importer and exporter, has purchased two lots in Skowhegan’s Southgate Industrial Park.

South Portland crude oil loading ban faces new opposition

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several oil industry groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs in a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn South Portland's ban on loading crude oil onto ships that...

Now that Trump scuttled TPP, how might it impact Maine?


President Trump signed an executive order on Monday ending the United States' participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping trade pact negotiated by the Obama administration with 11...

Proposed Portland cold storage needs height allowance

The Port Authority of Maine's plans for a 120,000-square-foot cold storage facility on the western waterfront will be presented in a workshop with the Portland Planning Board Tuesday.

U.S. Commerce Department finds in favor of Auburn Manufacturing


The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that China has engaged in unfair trade practices that negatively impacted Auburn Manufacturing Inc.

Maine lawmakers back Auburn manufacturer in trade dispute with China


U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-2nd District, testified in support of Auburn Manufacturing Inc. during a hearing Wednesday before the U.S. International Trade...

First chapter in comeback story for rural Maine?


Maine's struggling forest products industry, which has been hit hard by the closure of six pulp and paper mills in the past three years, is getting a $1 million boost from the federal government to...

Spud experts gather for northern Maine summit


Potato producers, crop specialists and farmers will meet in Caribou Jan. 18-19 for an annual spud summit on one of Maine's top crops.