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Abundance of rain challenges New England farmers

Abundance of rain challenges New England farmers

| June 27, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Farmers welcomed the rain after a dry spring but an abundance of it in June has saturated some crops, made fields too muddy for farm machinery and delayed the crucial first cutting of hay for livestock in some areas of Northern New England. Now they’re hoping a bout of rain-free days […]

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Drive Across America

Drive Across America

| June 4, 2015

This decorated truck is about to log a lot of miles across the country, all for a cause. “This is part of a 40 year celebration for American AG Women. And this is our launching pad right here in Easton, Maine,” said American Agri-Women President Sue McCrum. The American Agri-Women kicked off their “Drive Across […]

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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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Cavendish Indefinitely Suspending Farming Operations in Presque Isle

Cavendish Indefinitely Suspending Farming Operations in Presque Isle

| March 19, 2014

Suspended indefinitely – that’s what’s happening to Cavendish Farms potato farming operations in the Star City. “There’s gonna be jobs lost in the community, there’s gonna be revenues lost in the community..the upside is they’re going to keep their land,” said Presque Isle director of development and planning Ken Arndt. Thirteen total jobs will be […]

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Filmmakers To Begin Work on Feature Film

Filmmakers To Begin Work on Feature Film

| July 3, 2012

The potato industry is a staple here in the County and soon, it’ll be recognized nationally. Two award winning filmmakers are about to begin working on their next feature film… A story that focuses on the fall potato harvest in Van Buren. News Source 8’s Jenna Callari caught up with the film crew and has […]

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