PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine is getting a $100,000 grant to help develop clean energy projects for farmers, fishermen and other small business owners. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says the grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow the Portland Council of Governments to work around the state with small businesses to plan clean […]
For organic dairy farmer Vaughn Chase, it’s the end of one chapter..and the beginning of a new one. “We’re actually looking forward to this challenge,” said Chase. On Saturday Chase’s Organic Dairy Farm will supply its last MOO Milk truck..something the farm in Mapleton has been doing for the last five years.. And then on Monday […]
If you’re a Maine-made Merchant interested in expanding your business…the city of Presque Isle WANTS YOU. A new public market is opening in downtown Presque Isle in just two months. It needs more vendors. And like any successful enterprise, the key is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Shawn Cunningham reports. A snow covered Riverside Park isn’t deterring […]
WASHINGTON, DC – Farmers in a number of Maine counties are now eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a disaster designation Wednesday for Aroostook and Penobscot counties due to damage and losses caused by excessive precipitation that occurred from May 1st through September 30th. In addition to […]
If you or someone you know is a farmer looking to add value to a crop, USDA rural development wants to help. They’re currently seeking applications for value added producer grants. It’s a program that could provide farmers with a good chunk of change. News Source 8’s Katie Zarrilli explains.