"Cover Story" piece on hard times being faced by small-scale farmers scattered a
"Cover Story" piece on hard times being faced by small-scale farmers scattered across Maine, and especially those in Aroostook County. Since passage of the Maine Meat Act last year, Aroostook's farmers have eagerly awaited the building or upgrading of local slaughter-houses to meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-certifying regulations. Currently, there are only a handful in the state, and none in Aroostook County. The Maine Meat Act allows a slaughterhouse that can meet state standards to pack meat under the auspices of the USDA. Many farmers believe the act will help Maine become America's next beef state. With special focus on Gerald and Karen Morey, who own a farm near Houlton, and Leo and Julie Trudel, who own a farm in Township T18 R10. The Trudels and the Moreys are members of Northern Aroostook Homesteaders, a Heifer Project International (HPI)-supported association of over 80 farmers in Aroostook County.
Maine Meat Act, Slaughtering and slaughter houses
Jacques, Ben, ""Cover Story" piece on hard times being faced by small-scale farmers scattered a" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5475.