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No resting on its laurels as Green Thumb Farms seeks new markets for its potatoes

Maureen Milliken |

Mike Hart, director of sales and marketing at Green Thumb Farms in Fryeburg, has helped develop innovative products for both wholesale and retail markets. The Cold River...

Farmland Access & Transfer Conference to focus on potential farmers

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Potential farmers, as well as those who are getting out of farming and want to transfer their farm, will have a chance to network, learn strategies and find resources and training at the fourth...

UMaine report analyzes coastal climate challenges ahead

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Mainers can expect significant environmental changes in the next two decades due to increased greenhouse gas emissions and patterns of climate variability, says a new report by two...

A new Maine-grown potato hits New England supermarket shelves

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The Caribou Russet potato, developed by the University of Maine, is now available in more stores throughout New England.

Dirigo Food Safety, Unity College win innovation challenge

Renee Cordes |

Dirigo Food Safety of Yarmouth and a team from Unity College won top honors in the 2018 New England Food System Innovation Challenge, held at Saint Joseph's College in Standish last weekend.

Maine ‘specialty crop’ producers get competitive boost from $538K USDA grant

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Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry announced Friday that Maine has received $538,073 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to...

Saint Joseph's College to host N.E. Food System Innovation Challenge

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As part of the effort to contribute solutions to the challenges facing New England's food system, Saint Joseph's College will host the 2018 New England Food System Innovation Challenge featuring cash...

$1M gift establishes first-ever endowed agriculture faculty chair at UMPI

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With the stroke of a pen, officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle received a gift of $1 million from benefactor Mary Barton Akeley Smith to establish the first-ever endowed chair in...

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

James McCarthy |

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...

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