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10 09, 2019

Benton farm among growing industry of hemp producers

2020-01-19T13:15:33-05:00

Benton farm among growing industry of hemp producers September 10th, 2018 | Joy Hollowell | (c) WABI Channel 5 BENTON, Maine (WABI) - Two years ago, we featured Wild Folk Farm in Benton and their efforts to put Maine on the map for growing rice. Today, their rice harvest is [...]

Benton farm among growing industry of hemp producers2020-01-19T13:15:33-05:00
24 06, 2018

In Maine, Industrial Hemp is the Crop to Watch

2019-12-29T19:19:55-05:00

In Maine, Industrial Hemp is the Crop to Watch June 24, 2018 | Mary Pols | Staff Writer | (c) Portland Press Herald Farmer Ben Rooney spent several days last week rushing around Wild Folk Farm in Benton planting 300 seedlings of Maine’s trendiest new crop, industrial hemp. “We’re kind of in the heat [...]

In Maine, Industrial Hemp is the Crop to Watch2019-12-29T19:19:55-05:00
7 04, 2016

Rice Production Takes Root in Maine

2020-01-19T14:00:56-05:00

Rice Production Takes Root in Maine April 7, 2016 | Jennifer Osborn | (c) Ellsworth American BLUE HILL — Rice production may bring thoughts of the Southern U.S. or the Far East reaches of the world, but homesteaders near Waterville are embarking on their third successful rice-growing season. Ben Rooney and David Gulak [...]

Rice Production Takes Root in Maine2020-01-19T14:00:56-05:00
18 11, 2015

The Maine Rice Project: 2015

2019-12-29T19:29:35-05:00

Yes, it has been a long time since our last update! Speaking of long, lets talk about long grain rice. We grew some! Diamante, a long grain from Chile is currently drying in our hoop house. The longer grain, on the left of the first picture firs below is Diamante. The one on the [...]

The Maine Rice Project: 20152019-12-29T19:29:35-05:00
6 12, 2013

The Maine Rice Project: 2012-2013

2019-12-29T19:29:15-05:00

We started with five grams of seed in 2012 from the USDA. It was an experiment. Two shovels, two friends, and lot of slip-sliding through wet clay and we had a rice paddy, no larger than a kiddie pool. Our dreams were big.  Interested in grain growing for a while, Wild Folk’s site conditions [...]

The Maine Rice Project: 2012-20132019-12-29T19:29:15-05:00
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