With food costs having risen rapidly over the last two years, Canada’s national dairy farmer organization is recommending the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) hold off on increasing the farmgate price of milk in 2024. The CDC reviews dairy farms’ cost-of-production data annually to calculate the price to be paid to dairy producers the following year…. Read More

The federal government has rolled out its new Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund, which includes a federal commitment of up to $333 million in public funding over the next decade to help dairy processors across Canada increase processing capacity for a growing surplus of solids non-fat (also known as SNF.) The program, which was previously… Read More

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) says its disappointed with the ruling handed down by a dispute settlement panel on September 5 regarding New Zealand’s challenge of Canada’s dairy import rules. The dispute panel sided with New Zealand on two key issues in the decision, agreeing that Canada’s pooling system for allocating dairy tariff rate quotas… Read More

Manitoba dairy farmer David Wiens has been elected to serve as the president of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC). Wiens, who has served as vice-president of DFC since 2011, succeeds Pierre Lampron in leading the national dairy producer organization. He farms together with his brother Charles at Grunthal, Man., milking 230 cows and farming 1,600… Read More

The Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is calling on the federal government to keep its promise on compensation for dairy farmers, stemming from international trade deals that allowed for dairy product access into Canada’s supply managed value chain. “When a dairy farmer makes a commitment, his or her word is gold. We hold our government… Read More

Welcome to this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio! We appreciate you listening in, and on today’s great show, you’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Marla Orenstein of Canada West Foundation, on what exactly carbon tariffs are; David Wiens of Dairy Farmers of Canada, on compensations for market… Read More

To our Canadian listeners — Happy Canada Day! We hope you are able to take a break from spraying and enjoy some downtime to celebrate our country! Not only is it Canada Day, but it’s also Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA, or USMCA, depending on where you are) implementation day. On today’s episode of RealAg Radio,… Read More

As the clash between the U.S. and Canadian dairy industries escalates in the NAFTA talks, Dairy Farmers of Canada has found some allies in U.S. dairy outside of the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the National Milk Federation. In the National Post on Friday, Darin Von Ruden, who has a 50-cattle, multi-generational farm and heads the… Read More

Ontario dairy co-op Gay Lea Foods and BC-based dairy ingredient supplier Vitalus Nutrition have announced a joint investment in dairy processing in Manitoba. The joint venture’s plans include upgrading an existing food processing plant in Winnipeg, which will increase drying capacity in Western Canada and expand butter production. “Gay Lea Foods is excited by the opportunities… Read More

The Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) officially launched their sustainability initiative this week in Ottawa. The initiative, called proAction, includes national standards for milk quality, food safety, animal care, traceability, biosecurity and the environment. It’s a way to showcase what the industry’s strengths, while also encouraging constant progress and improvement. “As dairy farmers, we are… Read More

 

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