Dairy Direct Payment Program: Step 1. What this program offers

Step 1. What this program offers

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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