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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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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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Maine Gets $600,000 for Crop Research

Maine Gets $600,000 for Crop Research

| April 28, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A Maine agency has announced it will receive $600,000 to support research on specialty crops such as blueberries and potatoes. The state’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said Monday it is accepting proposals for the grant money for agricultural research on Maine crops. The money stems from the U.S. Department […]

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Funding Awarded To 7 Maine Waste Water Facilities, But It’s Not Enough For Necessary Upgrades

Funding Awarded To 7 Maine Waste Water Facilities, But It’s Not Enough For Necessary Upgrades

| April 27, 2014

Almost 30 million dollars has been granted to seven Maine wastewater facilities for upgrades to prevent contamination of the state’s waterways. But The Maine Department of Environmental protection says it’s just not enough. Wastewater collection and storm drain systems in Van Buren need upgrades. One of the reasons is to preserve the St. John River. […]

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Maine Gets Sewage Funds, But Says it Needs More

Maine Gets Sewage Funds, But Says it Needs More

| April 24, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine officials say the $29.7 million they’re receiving for wastewater treatment upgrades in seven facilities is a small portion of the more than $1 billion needed for similar projects over the next 20 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the funding this week. Nationwide, 40 states and Puerto Rico are […]

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