Ottawa to help dairy farmers adjust to CETA with $350 million

Canada’s agriculture and trade ministers today announced a $350 million investment in two programs designed to help the dairy industry through the implementation of the European trade agreement.

Producers will be eligible for a share of $250 million, over five years, to help them update farm technology and equipment, such as robotic milkers, automated feeding systems and herd management tools.

A $100 million fund for processors, over four years, will help them modernize their operations to become more efficient and productive.

The programs are not yet designed. The government said it will consult with the sector on how best to develop them to have them in place when the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement comes into force.

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