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New England Lobstermen Still Fishing Thanks to Mild Winter

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Many New England lobstermen are still fishing deep into December because of unseasonably warm weather and an abundance of the critters. Full Story

Congress: Food Companies Not Required to Label GMOs

posted on July 24, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Congress:  Food Companies Not Required to Label GMOs
Under The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act passed by the House of Representatives this week, food companies would not be required to disclose whether their products contain genetically modified ingredients. Full Story

Canadian shrimp imports up as Maine fishery remains closed

posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Canadian imports of the sweet, quarter-sized crustaceans are turning up more in American restaurants and seafood markets since a ban on fishing for Maine shrimp dried up local sources. Full Story

As Economy Improves, Some States Forego Federal SNAP Waivers

posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:42 PM

As Economy Improves, Some States Forego Federal SNAP Waivers
According to USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, total costs for SNAP benefits more than doubled between 2007 and 2013. And while the uptick in payouts to participants actually fell to $74 billion in 2014, The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... Full Story

Utility Linemen Brave Cold, Ice To Restore Power

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

The storm has been blamed for 17 deaths in the U.S. and 10 in Canada. Five people apparently died from carbon monoxide poisoning tied to using generators. Full Story

Gold Star Nutrition Ratings Appear to Work

posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:14 PM

A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study. Full Story

With Turkeys Gone Wild, Maine Expands Hunting

posted on October 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Once nearly wiped out of existence, turkeys are running wild. Buoyed by what's been called the most successful wildlife restoration project ever, wild turkeys are eating crops, ruining gardens, crashing into cars and... Full Story

Shrimp season rolls on amid controversy over quota

posted on January 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - New England fishermen have been casting their nets in the cold Gulf of Maine waters since the northern shrimp season began Jan. 2, but their season could be cut short this winter if their catches are too... Full Story

Maine egg farms come up clean in salmonella tests

posted on December 16, 2010 at 1:12 PM

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine egg producers have come up clean in testing by the U.S Food and Drug Administration for dangerous salmonella. Full Story

Police in Maine Scramble to Solve Case of the Missing Eggs

posted on December 19, 2008 at 8:12 PM

TURNER, Maine (AP) - Maine State Police asked authorities throughout New England to be on the lookout for an unmarked truck hauling eggs without the proper paperwork as they investigate the theft of nearly 260,000 eggs from a Maine egg farm. Full Story

Tyson Closes Subsidiary in Maine

posted on December 10, 2004 at 8:12 PM

Tyson Foods is closing Jordan's Meats, a major employer in Portland, Maine, for more than 40 years. Full Story

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