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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

James McCarthy |

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

Maureen Milliken |

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

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...

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