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Portland Press Herald: Local food movement needs to recognize seafood’s key role

Buying fresh Maine seafood is a choice that is healthy, sustainable, delicious and good for the economy.
 

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Bangor Daily News: To support local farmers, Legislature should stick with food hubs

Last week, Gov. Paul LePage vetoed LD 1431, a bill that could help small farms gain new markets and move more local farm products into Maine schools. The bill passed the Legislature with overwhelming support — and for good reason. It responds directly to both great need and great opportunity. Lawmakers will have a chance to override LePage’s veto on Thursday.

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Portland Press Herald: Food hubs would link Maine’s small farms to new markets

Lawmakers should override Gov. LePage’s veto of a bill to make it easier to distribute local products.
 
 

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Maine Environmental News: Local Foods Bill Gains House, Senate Approval

The Maine House of Representatives today passed the Maine Foods Bill (LD 1431), following Senate passage yesterday afternoon. The bill would jumpstart the development of food hubs—a key part of the infrastructure needed to bring Maine’s local foods movement to scale and enable Maine to feed Maine.

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Portland Press Herald: Maine farms, students would benefit from ‘food hubs’

A new bill would allow big buyers like schools and jails to shop for competitively priced local products.
 
 

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Centralmaine.com: Maine farms, students would benefit from ‘food hubs’

The state’s agriculture industry should get more of the millions Maine institutions spend on meals.