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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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Good Shepherd Food Bank Awarded $3 Million for Purchase of Nutritious, Maine-grown Foods for Hunger Relief Efforts

Auburn, ME – The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has awarded Good Shepherd Food Bank $3 million to purchase vegetables, fruits, and seafood from Maine producers to be distributed to hunger relief programs across the state.   Read more here

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Maine’s Office of Securities Announces First Fund-ME Crowdfunding Offering in Maine

Fund-ME Provides New and Existing Businesses with Opportunity to Obtain Investments Needed to Start or Expand Operations Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw has announced the first crowdfunding offering made under Maine’s crowdfunding law, known as Fund-ME. Blue Hill Co-op, a … Continue reading

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Without Farmers, You are All Done

Sun Journal Sunday August 21, 2016 There is just something about putting a seed in the ground and watching it transform into food. Well, not just food. Really good, fresh food that tastes like accomplishment. It’s easy to take our … Continue reading

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