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So You Want to Know: Why do Maine dairy farmers get subsidies?

The program's funding has been in jeopardy many times over the years. Governor LePage's recent budget cuts caused alarm among legislators from dairy farming districts. This past spring, amendments were passed by the Legislature to transfer funds from a variety of agencies and programs to the Maine Milk Stabilization Program in order to ensure its continued existence. Keeping Maine dairy farmers solvent clearly still has importance to the Maine legislature.

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