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Gov. Janet Mills today, June 1, kicked-off the annual celebration of ‘Maine Dairy Month’ at the Blaine House in Augusta.

The event celebrated the vital contributions of Maine dairy farmers to our economy and featured remarks from Governor Mills, Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Amanda Beal, and dairy farmers and food producers from across Maine.

The attendees raised a glass of milk as a toast to celebrate Maine’s dairy industry, and the Governor declared June as ‘Dairy Month in Maine.’

Gov. Janet Mills said:

Dairy farms are a cornerstone of Maine’s agricultural industry, of our rural communities, and of our economy as a whole. Whether you prefer milk, ice cream cheese, or yogurt, there’s a delicious Maine dairy product for everyone. I encourage all Maine people to join me in celebrating the contributions of Maine’s dairy industry during Dairy Month and throughout the year.

Amanda Beal, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry remarked:

Today, we express our heartfelt appreciation for the efforts and valuable contributions of Maine’s dairy industry. Maine family farms and the dairy industry are a source of pride and strength, sustaining livelihoods and driving growth in related sectors.

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