Mainebiz cites UMaine study in report on state’s commercial dairy farms

A report conducted by the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station at the University of Maine was mentioned in the Mainebiz article, “Maine’s dairy farmers seek ‘fair marketplace.’” According to the article, Maine dairy farmers say their industry could use help from Congress in their efforts to provide milk to customers in a fair marketplace. They made their comments at a recent roundtable hosted by 1st District Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, at the Maine Farm Bureau in Augusta, WABI (Channel 5) reported. The discussion came as Congress prepares to reauthorize the Farm Bill for 2018, Mainebiz reported. The number of commercial dairy farms in Maine has declined considerably since 1985, when there were approximately 1,000, according to the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station report. Today, fewer than 300 dairy farms remain, the article states.