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Maine Fair Season Starts This Week in Mapleton

Maine Fair Season Starts This Week in Mapleton

| June 25, 2015

AUGUSTA – Maine Agricultural Fair Season begins this week, June 27–28, with the Maple Meadow Fair Festival in Mapleton. Beekeeping, hops growing, horseshoeing, no till drill, pickling potatoes, horse dentistry, hay baling (with horses), live music, food vendors are just a few of the activities you can experience at this great local farm fair in […]

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Raw Milk Bill May be Revised This Week

Raw Milk Bill May be Revised This Week

| May 18, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A bill to change the way Maine regulates raw milk sales is headed back to committee for revisions as soon as this week. Representative William Noon wants to allow dairy farmers to sell unpasteurized milk directly to customers without a license. The Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry voted […]

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USDA Grants Available for County Agricultural Businesses

USDA Grants Available for County Agricultural Businesses

| March 28, 2015

Things are pretty dark in the Warehouse at Lajoie growers in Van Buren. But that’s the way Jay Lajoie likes it, because that means he’s saving money. “These lights were on, all the time when you were working,” said Jay Lajoie, the farm’s business manager. “The system is now set up with light sensors, so when […]

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Economic Impact of Northern Maine Fair

Economic Impact of Northern Maine Fair

| July 30, 2014

The Northern Maine Fair continues throughout the week with rides, events and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. But what is it doing for the local economy? Shawn Cunningham takes a look at the economic impact so far from fair week and finds out if its being FISCALLY FAIR to the region it’s called […]

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AG Merger

AG Merger

| October 5, 2012

On August 28, legislation went into effect merging the Departments of Agriculture and Conservation into one entity….the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Dick Palm spoke with its commissioner.

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