Marcinkowski discusses changes in dairy industry with WVII

David Marcinkowski talked with WVII (Channel 7) for its story about National Dairy Month. The Extension dairy specialist and associate professor of animal and veterinary sciences at the University of Maine said 25 years ago there were about 700 dairy farms in the state and now there are 210. “The state of Maine has produced historically about 600 million pounds of milk annually and we’re still at 600 million pounds of milk annually,” he said. “When times get tough, dairy products are comfort food. Hopefully if that carries through, there’s going to be better days ahead.”