Hannaford Supermarkets is becoming the first major retail chain to back a
program designed to help New England’s troubled dairy farmers make more money
and stay in business.
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Commissioner Scott Soares is
set to announce Tuesday that Hannaford will stock locally produced milk and
The program seeks to encourage New England residents to buy local products after
about 150 small farmers went out of business due to rising costs to produce milk
and dairy products and shrinking profits. The initiative will also provide
additional money directly to area farmers.
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