Dairy prices rise

Ontario dairy farmers and others in the P5 dairy group (Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) will see their blend price increase by $1.35 a hectolitre effective Sept. 1 as a result of increases in both the industrial and the fluid milk price.

About time for quota price rise says producer

In March, the clearing price on Dairy Farmers of Ontario's quota exchange hit $30,666 per kilogram of butterfat. The average price paid was $31,184. It's the highest quota price on the provincial exchange since the new quota policies, designed to keep the price low, came into place more than a year ago. Creemore producer John Miller says it's a wonder that the price hasn't been higher already.

Judge awards more than $1.7 million in Teviotdale dairy lawsuit

No one told Ben and Maria Berendsen that their Teviotdale farm, which they bought in 1981, had been a dumpsite for highway construction waste during the 1960s. The couple experienced sick and dying cows, personal health problems and financial woes before abandoning the property in 1994. Last week, Ontario Superior Court Judge Silja Sepi ordered the provincial Ministry of Transportation to pay the couple and their three adult children more than $1.7 million.