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Aroostook Beef gets into retail to expand reach

The owners of the Aroostook Beef Co. in New Canada are opening a retail operation in Fort Kent to expand their customer base.

Pingree, organic farmer/politician, to receive Beard award


U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, was selected to be one of six recipients this year for the seventh annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Award.

Maine’s cold spring delays some crops

Some crops have been delayed by the cold and wet spring, but are still expected to be abundant this year.

Maine Food Insider: Food startups can access $500K in new funding

Lori Valigra |

Funding can be tough to get for startup food and beverage companies, but a new loan fund totaling $500,000 combining local, regional and state monies aims to ease that challenge.

In tight industrial market, even unlisted properties sell

Laurie Schreiber |

A 42,000-square-foot warehouse/storage building, at 360 Civic Center Drive in Augusta, was never listed.

Farmers beware: Armyworms on the march

Farmers are being warned to be on the lookout for armyworms, a pest that can devastate crops.

Medical marijuana advocates oppose inspection proposal

Medical marijuana caregivers spoke against a proposed Department of Health and Human Services rule that would give state enforcement agents the right to do unannounced inspections if they receive a...

Maine Food Insider: Allagash ups the ante to stoke brewers into buying more local grain

Lori Valigra |

Portland's Allagash Brewing Co., which last week pledged to buy one million pounds per year of Maine-grown grains by 2021, in a sense challenged other craft brewers in the state to buy more...

Maine's blueberry farmers could be imperiled

The low price of Maine wild blueberries may drive some growers out of business.

Backyard Farms sold to Canada's Mastronardi Produce

Lori Valigra |

Hydroponic tomato grower Backyard Farms, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in February, was sold to Mastronardi Produce Ltd., of Kingsville, Ontario, for an undisclosed amount.