News for Economic

Monday, September 03, 2018
According to an article in the Portland Press Herald, our Maine farmers continue to struggle with a labor shortage.  Read the full article here.
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Maine Farmers' Market Vendor News, Maine Market News
Friday, July 13, 2018
A bill has passed that will not only support local farm and fishery producers but will also increase access to local foods at Maine's institutions.  For further info read this article.
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Maine Farmers' Market Vendor News, Maine Market News, Political, Press Release
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
During a funding gap, local communities and residents come forward to assist the Maine Harvest Bucks program that helps provide those in need with access to farm fresh local produce through Maine's Farmers' Markets.  For more information read this article.
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Low-Income Access, Maine Market News, Press Release
Friday, December 22, 2017
Maine food producers and farm families are highlighted in the 6th installment of "Growing Maine" by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.  To read more click here.
Categories: Economic, Maine Farmers' Market Vendor News, Community, General News Article, Maine Market News
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Select farmers' markets are able to accept WIC benefits.  Click here for more info.
Categories: Community, Economic, Fun Facts, General News Article, Low-Income Access, Maine Farmers' Market Vendor News
Thursday, April 27, 2017
President Trump's pick for Secretary of Agriculture has been confirmed. Read more about the confirmation ceremony and what the Secretary's plans are for his new post.
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Political
Monday, April 17, 2017
The City of Waterville is opening for dicussion Waterville Market's move to Castonguay Square. Locals and city officials will weigh in and a vote will be taken to approve the use of space, as well as the closing of Common St. on market days.
Categories: Community, Economic, Maine Market News
Monday, March 20, 2017
Read more about the ins and out of this new app and what it can mean for Maine farmers looking for wholesale outlets for their products.
Categories: Economic
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The Maine Harvest Credit Project is taking big steps towards its goal of chartering. Their goal is to help fill a gap in the choices available to Maine farmers and food entrepreneurs looking for loans.
Categories: Community, Economic
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Gov. LePage and his administration is looking to cut the far-reaching and effective nutrition education of SNAP-Ed while imposing specific regulations on what SNAP recipients can spend their benefit on.
Categories: Education, Political, Economic, Low-Income Access
Friday, March 10, 2017
Many rural states are finding themselves short on workers, while many of their young people are moving out of their home state to find jobs. Read more about what Iowa is doing to turn that tide and how it can apply to Maine.
Categories: Education, Economic, Human Interest
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Read more about Northern Girl's (a Maine veggie processor) successes and struggles here.
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic
Sunday, February 19, 2017
More about what's happening now and what's to come for Veggies For All.
Categories: Economic, Low-Income Access
Monday, January 23, 2017
Read about the new secretary of agriculture pick and some of his potential challenges. 
Categories: Political, Economic
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Severe drought last summer posed a hurdle for many Maine farmers. Read more about their struggles and victories this past year.
Categories: Economic, Community, Low-Income Access
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Read more about one BIG thing lawmakers can do to help fight food insecurity in Maine's most rural areas.
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Colby College is planning a build where the Downtown Waterville Farmers' Market has been having their summer markets. A Mayor-approved plan would have them move to Castonguay Square. Read more about how the city and the market came up with this solution. 
Categories: Community, Economic, Maine Market News