"Continuum" piece the need to encourage agriculture in Maine. The author notes
"Continuum" piece the need to encourage agriculture in Maine. The author notes that farmland pays more in taxes than it uses in public services, whereas the situation is just the opposite with housing developments, which also carry serious environmental consequences. Gov. Angus King has acknowledged that natural resource preservation is a sound basis for economic development and Vermont has that proven that an agricultural landscape can be a powerful magnet for business and tourists.Maine is the New England state that produces the highest percentage of what it eats, but to increase that by only a tenth would pump another $50 million annually into the local economy. Maine should aggresively encourage Maine institutions to buy locally. The state should also have a rural development policy that recognizes farming as a major growth industry.
Cox, Peter W., ""Continuum" piece the need to encourage agriculture in Maine. The author notes" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3262.