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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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Grant to Help Invest in Green Energy

Grant to Help Invest in Green Energy

| April 23, 2015

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 […]

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As MOO Milk Disbands, County Farmers Find New Opportunities

As MOO Milk Disbands, County Farmers Find New Opportunities

| July 18, 2014

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 […]

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New Downtown Market in Presque Isle Set to Open May 15th…Looking for Vendors

New Downtown Market in Presque Isle Set to Open May 15th…Looking for Vendors

| March 24, 2014

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 […]

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Disaster Assistance Available for Maine Farmers

Disaster Assistance Available for Maine Farmers

| December 11, 2013

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 […]

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