Dairy Direct Payment Program: Step 1. What this program offers
Step 1. What this program offers
The Dairy Direct Payment Program is no longer accepting program registrations.
The objective of the Dairy Direct Payment Program is to support dairy producers as a result of market access commitments made under recent international trade agreements, namely the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
The federal government announced in August 2019, that it will make available $1.75 billion over eight years to supply-managed cow’s milk producers. The Dairy Direct Payment Program will provide payments in 2019-20 of $345 million to compensate cow’s milk producers. The one-year program ends on March 31, 2020.
The federal government will continue to work with the Dairy Farmers of Canada to determine the terms and conditions for future years.
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