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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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