The Future of Dairy Farming in Maine
We've all witnessed the ongoing saga of the slow decline of Maine's dairy industry as measured by the number of family farms, and some processors. So where are we headed? One of the region's largest operations, Oakhurst dairy, has been sold to a national farmer-owned co-op. Maine Farmers who lost their contracts with processors decided to team up and create their own company called Moo Milk, that's putting Maine product on store shelves.
Host Keith Shortall discussed the future of dairy farming in Maine with:
Bill Eldridge, CEO of MOO Milk
Bill Bennett, Oakhurst CEO
Jenni Tilton-Flood, Flood Brothers Farm
Spencer Aitel, Two Loons Farm