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Spud experts gather for northern Maine summit

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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.

Farm Credit awards $44,250 to support farm and forest products programs

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Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program recently awarded $44,250 to 20 organizations in the Northeast to promote agriculture, support young and beginning farmer initiatives and fund agricultural...

Five on the Future

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Every year Mainebiz surveys five experts on what's ahead for the coming year. We've seen major changes in Washington, with President-elect Donald Trump taking office later this month. But...

Counter-intuitive plan to save rare pig: Get more people to eat it

Susan Frank, who owns Dogpatch Farm in rural Knox County town of Washington, is hoping to increase consumption of the rare American mulefoot hog that she raises in order to save the species.

MTI awards $1.2M to boost Maine's 'high-potential' clusters

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The Maine Technology Institute has issued four new awards from its Cluster Initiative Program totaling $1.2 million for collaborative projects that boost Maine's high-potential, technology-enabled...

Maine's dairy farmers seek 'fair marketplace'

Maine dairy farmers say their industry in general could use help from Congress in their efforts to provide milk to customers in a fair marketplace.

Americans can give thanks to food price deflation this holiday

Many Americans have another thing to be thankful for this upcoming Thanksgiving, as an extended stretch of nationwide food price deflation will have consumers paying less for their holiday meals than...

Three companies represent Maine in Good Food Awards finals

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Two Maine-based coffee roasters and a Waterville-based apiary are among the 291 national finalists for the 2017 Good Food Awards.

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