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This farm encourages weed growth

Lori Valigra |

On a dank Maine winter's afternoon, a guard escorts me into a nondescript boxy building, then takes my driver's license for the duration of my stay. She ushers me to a dressing area,...

Coast of Maine Organic Products merges, will expand in Mid-Atlantic

STAFF |

Coast of Maine Organic Products of Portland and Frey Brothers Inc., a farm-product supplier based in Quarryville, Pa., said they have merged.

Wellness Connection of Maine's cannabis business poised for growth

Lori Valigra |

As the legal jangling over Maine's new law allowing retail sales of marijuana continues, and would-be growers snap up commercial real estate around the state, the potentially new business brings with...

Bob Evans' stock skyrockets on Dow Jones' record-breaking day

James McCarthy |

Bob Evans Farms got an initial vote of confidence from investors over its announcement Tuesday that it was selling its national chain of 523 restaurants to a California-based private equity company...

Bob Evans buys Pineland Farms Potato Co.

James McCarthy |

BEF Foods, a division of Bob Evans Farms Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE), is buying Pineland Farms Potato Co. in Mars Hill for $115 million.

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

STAFF |

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...

Packed house for annual Maine farm show

Lori Valigra |

Tractors, harvesters, tillers and seeds filled the Augusta Civic Center Jan. 10-12 as the 76th annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show came to town, bringing in the most attendees and...

Spud experts gather for northern Maine summit

STAFF |

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.

Maine to fund blueberry promotion to U.S. schools

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The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine received $50,000 in state funding to promote its school sales.

State completes investigation of egg farm in Turner

An investigation launched last June by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry into allegations of inhumane treatment of laying hens at a egg farm in Turner has been completed.

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