"News" piece on the Northeast Dairy Compact, a price protection program for New
"News" piece on the Northeast Dairy Compact, a price protection program for New England's dairy farmers that expired last week. The 4-year-old compact was designed as a small farm preservation act. But Maine dairy farms continued to go out of business in spite of the average of $10,000 in income the compact provided to the state's 450 farmers last year. Political observers Dough Hodgkins, a Republican, and William Coogan, a Democrat, doubt that any Maine politician will suffer serious damage because the compact expired. Still, Maine's congressional delegates are trying to get the compact reauthorized as part of the giant Farm Bill due to be considered later this year, which would tie it to price supports for commodities like corn and wheat and garner support from the midwest.
Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact
Burnett, Lee, ""News" piece on the Northeast Dairy Compact, a price protection program for New" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5531.