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UMPI doubles down on agriculture offerings, will open research greenhouse

The University of Maine at Presque Isle will begin offering a bachelor's degree in agriculture this fall and open a research greenhouse.

Maine Food Insider: If it's mud season in Maine, it's maple syrup season

Maureen Milliken |

A major sign winter may end and spring is coming — despite outward appearances such as the major snowstorm bearing down on Maine later today — is that many of the...

Maine Food Insider: 'The Food Revolution Starts Here'

Maureen Milliken |

The Maine Historical Society in Portland, beginning Friday, recognizes Maine's relationship with food with the opening of a year-long exhibition, “Maine Eats: The Food Revolution Starts...

Potato industry seeks low-interest loan boost

Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash has submitted LR 2828, “An Act To Amend the Law Regarding the Interest Rate for State Loans under the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund,”...

Federal food safety rules impose higher costs on Maine farmers

Mandates imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act are creating a significant financial burden for Maine family farmers.

Maine Food Insider: Good Food Council of L-A exhibit puts spotlight on 'food insecurity'

Maureen Milliken |

When the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn hosts an opening reception for the photo exhibition “Feeding Maine: Growing Access to Good Food” Friday night, it will be something new for...

St. Joseph's College calls off partnership with Cate Street-backed company

St. Joseph's College has ended its partnership with Organic Nutrition Inc. to develop a hydroponic greenhouse on the college's Standish campus.

Wolfe’s Neck Center among Freeport Chamber’s award winners


The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting, auction and awards dinner on Jan. 31 in Freeport.

UMaine System surpasses its goal for local food purchases


The University of Maine System and Sodexo Inc. announced Tuesday the state's universities reached the goal of having at least 20% of the food served on campus come from local sources three years...

Large hemp operation planned for Aroostook County

A Canadian company plans to launch a large, industrial hemp operation in the Aroostook County town of Amity.