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Maine Farm Bureau seeks to help Two Struggling Washington County Dairy Farmers
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --The Maine Farm Bureau is seeking donations to help two Washington County Dairy Farmers who have been facing serious financial hardships since the Moo Milk Organic Dairy ceased operations. The Rocky Ledge Farm in Perry and the Tide Mill Organic Farm in Edmunds are working out long term contracts for their milk, but those contracts are still a few weeks from being finalized.

David Bright, who is a member of the Maine Farm Bureau's Farmland Perservation Committee says there is a yogurt plant in New Hampshire that will take their milk in the interim, but the farmers can't afford the costs to truck it there.

The Farm Bureau is seeking to raise about $4,000 in donations to help pay for their trucking costs over the next few weeks

When asked how dire the situation is for those farmers, Bright said right now there dumping their milk.

"Two days ago one of them dumped 29-hundred pounds of milk and you know there's a 2 inch pipe on the bottom of the tank and the other one dumped out about 18-hundred pounds and that's their livelihood that's the only way farmers get money."

If you'd like to make a donation you can send a check to the Maine Farm Bureau at 4 Gabriel Drive Suite 1 in Augusta. Make a note on the check that it is for Disaster Relief Fund for Moo Milk Farmers.


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