Maine farmers are experiencing a gigantic forage crop failure due to continuous soaking rains. Our dairy, beef, and all livestock producers face feed shortages this year, combined with historic low commodity prices.

Dairy industry insiders predict that 25 percent of Northeast farms will fail this next year. The message to our consumers should be that when farmers are not paid a fair price (i.e. government cheap food policy) and then comes along weather problems, etc., our farms cannot survive.

Remember, “No Farms, No Food.”

Roger Fortin, Leeds

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.