Category Archives: In The News

Urgent Action Needed to Save Organic Standards

On Tuesday, December 10, the Senate advanced a version of the Farm Bill, in hopes of passing a bill before the end of the year. While the latest version contains some good news for small independent farmers, it also includes a plan … Continue reading

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Inspiring Video of the Milkhouse Dairy Farm and Creamery from The Real Organic Project

In response to the lack of enforcement of some vital USDA Organic standards to protect soil health and animal welfare, organic farmers rallied together to fight to protect the integrity of the organic label. The lobbying efforts of Big Ag … Continue reading

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Maine Is Scaling Up its Local Grain Economy

https://civileats.com/2018/11/26/maine-is-scaling-up-its-local-grain-economy Joel Alex didn’t have experience with grain malting or a business background when he launched Blue Ox Malthouse at 27. But he saw a need. In 2012, Alex met a craft brewer who said he was unable to find … Continue reading

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Maine Harvest Credit Project Raises $2.4 Million in Start-up Grant Capital

As of August, 31, 2018, the Maine Harvest Credit Project completed raising the necessary $2.4 Million in startup grant capital. The last commitment, from the Maine Credit Union League brought them right to the mark.  They are very appreciative of … Continue reading

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Blood, Guts and Truth from Red Tomato

Reposted from Red Tomato Produce https://www.redtomato.org/can-the-good-food-movement-make-it-to-market/ Posted September 26, 2018 by Laura Edwards-Orr & filed under News. On August 29th, after 13 years of supplying their regional apple program, Red Tomato received notice from our largest customer that they would … Continue reading

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POLICY ACTION ALERT: Deadline for Farm Bill is fast approaching!

Time is running out for Congress to pass a new farm bill- the current farm bill expires on September 30! A conference committee, which includes leadership from both Agriculture Committees as well as other House and Senate members, has been … Continue reading

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“Soil 2017” Reading & Book Signing by Woody Tasch

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More U.S. businesses are becoming worker co-ops: Here’s why

BY EILLIE ANZILOTTI Article appears in Fast Company, read the entire article here. In 1982, Linda and Gregory Coles were struggling to find a sitter for their 18-month-old daughter. After a year of searching, they just decided to open their … Continue reading

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The Carrot Project’s Business Assistance Network for Farms & Food Businesses

  (Photo: Two Farmers Farm, Scarborough, ME) The Carrot Project and their partners have started a new initiative outlined in the guiding document, The Blueprint: Building a Better Business Assistance Network for Farms and Food Businesses. (Click here to view … Continue reading

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MOFGA awards three business development grants

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), thanks to support from the John Merck Fund, is awarding $3,000 grants to each of three MOFGA-certified organic businesses: Turtle Rock Farm in Brunswick, Ripley Farm in Dover-Foxcroft and Left Field Farm … Continue reading

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