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Faculty Chen and Criner awarded MAINE MILK COMMISSION grant

The Principal Investigator on a Dairy Cost of Production grant is Xuan Chen with a research team including Richard Kersbergen, Gary Anderson, George Criner (SOE) and Julia McGuire (EES).

Determining the Current Cost of Producing Milk in Maine 2013

Abstract:  This research project will accurately determine the costs of producing milk in Maine, based on 4 different levels of production as defined by demographic data collected in a mail survey, and by milk production records maintained by the Maine Department of Agriculture.  About 40 farms will receive onsite visits to collect financial performance data for the year 2013. This data will be summarized and presented to the Maine Milk Commission in written and oral testimony as well as during the state legislative hearings.

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