California Company to Take Over DeCoster Egg Farms

Updated 2 years ago

(AP) – A division of Minnesota-based Land O’Lakes Inc. is taking over operations at three Maine egg farms formerly run by DeCoster Egg Farms.Moark LLC of Fontana, Calif., said Tuesday it has agreed to lease Quality Egg Farm of New England in Turner, Dorothy Egg Farm in Winthrop and Mountain Hollow Farms in Leeds for 10 years. After the 10-year lease period, Moark will have the option to buy the facilities.Moark is owned by Land O’Lakes Inc., one of the nation’s largest agricultural cooperatives.Land O’Lakes says Moark markets and processes about 2.4 billion eggs a year.Maine Agriculture Commissioner Walt Whitcomb says Maine will continue to be the nation’s largest producer of brown eggs in the nation.


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