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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.
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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.