OTTAWA, July 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) applauds provincial-territorial Ministers of Agriculture for taking a stand today in support of Canadian dairy farmers.
Ministers asked the federal government to follow through on the Prime Minister's commitment to fully and fairly compensate dairy farmers for the negative impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). These agreements are in place and their negative impacts can already be felt by the dairy sector across the country.
The details and allocation of the promised compensation are essential to restore stability and confidence in the dairy sector.
Speaking at DFC's annual meeting in Saskatoon, Federal Minister of Agriculture Marie-Claude Bibeau committed to providing the details of the compensation package before the end of the federal government's current mandate. DFC is holding the Minister to account to follow through on her commitment.
President, Dairy Farmers of Canada
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Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national policy, lobbying and promotional organization representing Canada's farmers. DFC strives to create stable conditions for the Canadian dairy sector, today and in the future. It works to maintain policies that foster the viability of Canadian dairy farming and promote dairy products and their health benefits.
SOURCE Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC)