Dairy: New entrant assistance program in the works for dairy

With such programs already in place in Quebec, New Brunswick and PEI, Ontario is looking to shape a similar plan to help unattached individuals get into the industry

by Don Stoneman

Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) is contemplating a new entrant assistance program for dairy farmers. But at this point the shape of it is very much up in the air, and there is no guess as to when it might start.

DFO chair Bruce Saunders says harmonization of quota polices across the P5 – Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island – is in the works and a new entrants program would be part of that harmonization.

Better Farming - June/July 2008