The Maine Commission to Study Options for Preserving the Dairy Industry in the s
The Maine Commission to Study Options for Preserving the Dairy Industry in the state polled Maine's dairy farmers, and found that costs were the major concern. Expenses for dairy farmers have risen, while the price of milk has steadily decreased. Maine has some of the lowest priced milk in the nation, with early 1996 prices lower than anywhere except Wisconsin. The federal government establishes the minimum price paid to farmers, and Maine farmers claim that the national price does not take into account the higher cost of farming in the state. The commission released its report last week, concluding that many small farms will not survive without increased help from the Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Maine. Details, "Just the Facts" piece on farms, cows and milk in Maine.
Weegar, Andrew K., "The Maine Commission to Study Options for Preserving the Dairy Industry in the s" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1562.