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More than 64,000 visitors attended the event in Unity last weekend. That total is the third-highest since the fair began in 1977.
The apple farm in Limerick ranked as the country's best orchard in a poll of USA Today readers and was the only New England grower to make the top 10.
Hiram-based Grandy Organics will use a $171,219 grant to install an energy-efficient HVAC system, stoves and a dishwasher in a project expected to save $16,465 annually.
A new forest product sector in Maine is heating up as startup companies establish facilities to turn forest residuals into a versatile high-value product called biochar.
Zachary Smith was named to the board of MMG Insurance Co. Smith’s Farm has operations in Maine and four other states.
A rainy summer isn't dampening attendance or business this year at fairs around the state.
The two companies will pay penalties under agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency, which accused both of violating rules around the use of a refrigerant at their plants.
Up to 1,300 jobs will be needed in emerging forest-related industries over the next decade. A new course will link Mainers with job opportunities, support and education.
The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law by President Biden last year, provides $2.2 billion in financial assistance for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in federal farm lending programs.
Electronic ear tags track cow movements and detect when they are doing certain activities, like chewing cud, with the goal of learning more about best care practices.
This week the Friday Food Insider is taking you on a tour of farmers' markets in Maine.
Gregory Porter, UMaine professor of agronomy, grew up on a potato farm in Aroostook County. He has dedicated his 38-year career at UMaine to improving potato production in the eastern United States.
Terms of the deal for the Portland-based food procurement app were not disclosed.
Researchers will test impacts on soil-water dynamics, crop health, root fungi, pollinators and disease. Results will be shared with wild blueberry growers and processors.
Winners represent sectors from farming to janitorial services. Shannon Kinney, founder and chief client success officer at Dream Local Digital, a Thomaston-based digital marketing agency, was the keynote speaker at last week's SCORE awards luncheon.
The aptly-titled Maple Syrup Act would increase funding from $20 million to $30 million for the federal maple support program.
Sponsored by: GoNetspeed, a fiber internet provider
Despite economic uncertainty and sharp swings in the stock market, Americans' retirement accounts grew in size during the second quarter of 2023, Fidelity Investments recently reported. The quarter was the third consecutive period to show an increase in account balances.
The average IRA balance grew to $113,800, up 5% from the previous quarter and a 41% increase from 10 years ago, according to nationwide data compiled by Fidelity.
The average 401(k) balance jumped to $112,400, a 4% increase from the previous quarter and a 39% increase from 10 years ago.
At the same time, the average 403(b) balance increased to $102,400, 5% more than the amount in the previous quarter and a whopping 65% spike from 10 years ago.