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The objective of this study is to provide an updated estimate of the theoretically lowest achievable costs of processing and distributing milk in Maine. Costs are estimated for a state-of-the-art processing plant assumed to be located in the Portland, Maine, area. The plant produces and distributes a full line of products, including white milk, chocolate milk, and orange juice, and distributes additional products such as cheeses and yogurts.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
Howick, S.C., G.K. Criner, and S.L. Jacobs. 1994. Milk processing and distribution costs: Maine 1993. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 158.