As directed by the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry of the 120th Maine Legislature, this paper constructs and quantifies a model of the Maine Food System and estimates the impacts from increasing Maine household expenditures for Maine food products. It also discusses the challenges inherent in three alternative strategies to increase Maine farm vitality.
Economic Impact of Maine Food System and Farm Vitality Policy Implications: A Report to the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Second Regular Session of the 120th Maine Legislature
Augusta, ME: Office of Policy and Legal Analysis, Maine State Legislature
November 1, 2002
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