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It's maple syrup time: Maine Maple Sunday this weekend

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Nearly 100 maple sugar producers will open their doors to visitors this weekend for the 36th annual Maine Maple Sunday, which celebrates Maine's short but sweet $48.7 million maple sugaring industry.

Collins urges support for potato growers in trade talks

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a native of Caribou, joined a bipartisan group that urged the Trump administration to make the potato industry a priority in trade negotiations with China.

More focus turns to Maine farmland access as economic development tool

Maureen Milliken |

Focus is increasing on access to farmland and its potential as a renewed economic driver for Maine as potential new farmers look for land and established ones get ready to retire.

Legislative committee advances Gov. Mills’ final cabinet nominee

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The Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry unanimously voted to advance Gov. Janet Mills nomination of Amanda Beal as commissioner of the Department of...

New spud that's no dud to be featured during high school hoops week

James McCarthy |

The Maine Potato Board is partnering with two Bangor restaurants during the high school basketball tournament week to market the Caribou Russet, a new potato variety developed at the University of...

FocusMaine cites success in first year of 10-year plan to add 20,000 jobs

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FocusMaine, a nonprofit partnership focused on increasing the state's economic base, said its efforts have reaped success in agriculture and aquaculture businesses, a year after launching a 10-year...

Maine Farmland Trust CEO chosen to lead Maine's Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Dept.

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Gov. Janet Mills on Friday nominated Maine Farmland Trust President Amanda Beal as the state's next agriculture chief, completing her roster of 15 Cabinet picks less than three weeks after taking...

New farm-to-table eatery planned for Damariscotta

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Plans are in the works to open a farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Damariscotta.

Mills' inaugural party will feature food, drink from all 16 counties

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Food and drink from across Maine — with all of the state's 16 counties represented — will be featured at Gov.-elect Janet Mills' inaugural celebration Friday night.

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 Gold potato, for example, is...