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Lincoln County News – Waldoboro Couple Revitalizes Farm with Creamery and Sawmill

Two new Waldoboro residents are revitalizing a 40-acre farm overlooking the Medomak River off Friendship Road in Waldoboro. Allison Lakin and Neal Foley moved to East Forty Farm and Dairy in October 2016, looking to utilize the property to house … Continue reading

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MCED announces 2017 Top Gun Class

Top Gun Maine is pleased to announce the 2017 class (Portland, ME) The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) along with its partners, the University of Maine, The Lewiston/Auburn Economic Growth Council and MaineStream Finance, announced today the members of … Continue reading

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Philanthropy Daily: Strengthening the local food economy: a new role for philanthropies?

Check out this article in Philanthropy today the Maine Harvest Credit Union!

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“Sustainable Agriculture Outlook Rooted with Millennials”

Here’s a new article in the Green Money e-journal.  Well worth the read.  See full article here.

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“Why Local Food Must Grow in Maine but Stay True to its Roots”

Check out this article in the Bangor Daily News today!  Full article here.

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Bangor Daily News article about SMM daylong event and panelist discussion

Here’s a great article on the panel discussion about Scaling up without Selling Out that was a topic at our Slow Money Maine day long conference last week in Belfast.  Check it out here.

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Maine Harvest Credit Union Project

Check out this great article in MaineBiz about SMM Steering Committee member Sam May and Scott Budde, as they develop the Maine Harvest Credit Union project.

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Maine as a result of drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Maine as a result of the drought … Continue reading

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CDI Awarded Rural Cooperative Development Grant

The USDA has awarded 29 grants totaling $5.8 million to help rural co-ops create jobs and support business expansion, including one to CDI to support technical assistance in rural communities in New England and New York. Read more here.

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Portland Press Herald Editorial

October 4th, 2016 Here’s a really interesting article in the Portland Press Herald about farm success and the importance of public support. Read it here.

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