Less than 24 hours back in the seat of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau is starting off with bang.

Bibeau took to Twitter to announce letters will be sent out today to all eligible Canadian dairy producers. The letter will outline the process for producers to access their compensation which is being administered by the Canadian Dairy Commission.

The Dairy Direct Payment Program comes after the federal government announced $1.75 billion over eight years for dairy producers back in August due to the ratification of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Of that, $345 million will be paid in the first year as direct payments to dairy producers in proportion to their quota.


One thought on “First day back: Bibeau sends dairy direct payment letters to producers

  1. The Dairy industry is in a 6% loss of controlled market share, grain farmers in the west have lost 40% of there buyers for Canola with China
    Stepping away from the market, where is the support for grain producers? This goverment and its leader need to wake up there is more to Canada than Ontario and Quebec, one of the worst years in the west and he is only worried about his fellow dairy producers.

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