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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

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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...

Rural counties will receive energy grants from USDA

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U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced that nine rural Maine businesses received a total of $431,725 in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America...

Blueberry growers squeezed by price drop, bad weather

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Maine's blueberry industry continues to deal with price drops, unaccommodating weather, diseases, foreign competition and reduced crop size.

Labor shortage hits Maine farms

A shortage of farmhands is making it tough for farmers to get their crops harvested.

Farm-to-table pioneer helps Saint Joseph's College grow Maine's food economy

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Farm by farm, chef Mary Paine creates her menu. It's the favorite part of her job creating the summerlong series of Farm-to-Table dinners at Saint Joseph's College's historic Stone Barn that can...

Maine farmers' markets buck national trend, officials say

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Maine’s farmers’ markets appear to be bucking a national trend of lower participation, according to research by the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets.

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