Economic Development

Media advance small grains research

The Bangor Daily News, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, Morning Ag Clips and the Daily Bulldog shared a news release about University of Maine researchers assisting in a multi-institutional effort to create new strategies for producing and marketing small grains like bread wheat, naked barley, hulless oats, rye and others. Cornell University is leading the project, and has […]

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UMaine experts assist in small grains research to bolster industry

University of Maine researchers are assisting in a multi-institutional effort to create new strategies for producing and marketing small grains like bread wheat, naked barley, hulless oats, rye and others.  Farmers often underutilize small grains because they have less economic value than other crops. To increase their value and provide more revenue streams for Northeastern […]

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Phys.org, WFMZ share Stoll’s findings about alternative seafood networks

Phys.org and WFMZ (Channel 69 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting the publication of a study by Joshua Stoll, an assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences at UMaine, in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. The study found that alternative seafood networks (ASNs) can diversify food supply chains and […]

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Mitchell Center to host first annual food waste forum April 9

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host the first annual Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit 10 a.m.–noon April 9 via Zoom.  In Maine, annual food waste is estimated at 300 million pounds, or 219 pounds per person, which translates to $600 million in financial losses, even […]

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News Center Maine reports on Shaler’s testimony to Congress

News Center Maine reported that Steve Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, testified before the House Committee on Appropriations about investments in infrastructure that would support a sustainable wood products industry in Maine and reinvigorate rural economies and communities. 

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Media report on grants to Graduate & Professional Center

Maine Public, News Center Maine, Centralmaine.com, Mainebiz, the Sun Journal, The Ellsworth American and the Portland Press Herald reported that the University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center received a private donation of $1 million to support interdisciplinary and market-driven graduate and professional education, and has partnered with the University of Maine System in support of a $1 million U.S. Department […]

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News Center Maine talks with Porter, Tan about developing new potato varieties

News Center Maine reported that University of Maine researchers Greg Porter, a professor of plant, soil and environmental science, and Ek Han Tan, an assistant professor of plant genetics, are developing DNA-based tools that will speed introduction of new potato varieties. Fresh Plaza also reported on the research. Potato News Today shared the News Center […]

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