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Maine Farm Days offers no-frills agricultural experience on Clinton dairy farm

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Tucked into Maine's agricultural fair season is Maine Farm Days, a two-day symposium at a dairy farm in Clinton that pares things down to the agricultural basics.

Northern Maine Medical Center teams with local farms

The Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent is stepping up its initiative to partner with local farms to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to patients.

Livermore's Berry Fruit Farm opening Livermore Falls store

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The owners plan to sell products and produce from their farm as well as other good produced in western Maine at the store on Main Street, which was most recently a real estate office.

Trade war update: Blueberry exports lag, King urges aid for lobster industry

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Maine growers of wild blueberries are seeing signs that an escalating trade war could hurt this year’s exports to China, which imposed new duties on a host of imported U.S. products starting...

Certified ‘clean’ cannabis label creates branding opportunity for growers

The number of medical marijuana growers certified as “clean” by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association grew from five in 2016, the first year of the certification program, to...

Whole Oceans adds another C-level executive to its Bucksport aquafarm team

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Whole Oceans has hired a chief financial officer with more than 30 years of experience in the finance sector, making it the fourth major hire in 45 days for the Portland-based company that's planning...

New building is a step into future for 146-year-old horse protection organization

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The 15,540-square-foot horse arena going up at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is the 124-acre Windham-based organization's first capital project in 40 years.

USDA opens natural-resources office in Ellsworth

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has opened an office of its Natural Resources Conservation Service in Ellsworth, according to a news release.

$228K in federal grants awarded to two farms for business development

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Two Maine farms have been awarded a total of more than $228,000 in federal grants to expand operations and launch new product lines.

As blueberry harvest begins, outcome uncertain

With the harvest of Maine's wild blueberry crop about to begin, it's unclear if it will rebound from last year's depressed market for the berries.

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