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New study highlights wild blueberry's benefits on children's brain function

MAUREEN MILLIKEN |

The Maine wild blueberry industry is hailing a new study that shows consuming a flavonoid-rich wild blueberry beverage may help a part of the brain that manages time and attention work more...

Maine's local food economy gets $1M boost from federal government

STAFF |

Maine is getting more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support expanding the state's local food economy, including $500,000 to support the Portland Foodshed Project.

Maine Food Insider: No wonder we feel so smart eating Maine wild blueberries

MAUREEN MILLIKEN |

This year's meeting of the Wild Blueberry Health Research Summit drew 30 scientists, researchers and doctors who discussed the wild blueberry's role in improved health, ranging from brain health to...

Gov. LePage calls in Legislature for special session

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Gov. Paul R. LePage issued a proclamation Friday calling the full Legislature to Augusta for a special session on Oct. 23.

Next 2017: The Bucks, a farming family with deep roots in The County, diversify with a malting business

Laurie Schreiber |

In 2015, brothers Jared, Joshua, Jacob and Caleb Buck, along with their father Bruce and uncles Barry and Brent, started the Maine Malt House — Maine's first large-scale malt...

Invasive fruit flies threaten berry crops

A strain of fruit fly from Asia is threatening late-season berry crops like strawberries and blackberries.

Maine Food Insider: b.good unveils 'Food With Roots' campaign

MAUREEN MILLIKEN |

Boston-based restaurant chain b.good, which has locations in Portland and South Portland, has been focusing on locally sourced food for a decade, but last week it launched a new campaign to be sure...

Saint Joseph's College launches Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation

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Saint Joseph's College of Maine has launched the Institute for Local Food Systems Innovation, an initiative with both private and public partners to develop the state's food and beverage industries...

Farm-to-hospital initiative offers new outlet to local farmers

Farmers in the Wells and York area are getting a boost from a new farm-to-hospital initiative at York Hospital.

State moves to protect Maine’s largest sugar maple plantation

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is seeking to acquire a $1.2 million conservation easement, through its Land for Maine’s Future program, to protect the Big Six...

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