January 8, 2019
In early December 2018, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announced that, starting January 7, 2019, it will accept requests for funding under the second phase of the $250-million Dairy Farm Investment Program.
Originally launched in August 2017, the program aims to help Canadian cow's milk producers improve productivity through upgrades to their barn technology and equipment and adapt to the anticipated impacts from the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. Over 1,900 projects valued at $129 million were funded in Phase I for upgrades such as automatic feeding systems, robotic milking systems and herd management equipment.
Phase II of the program will have a two-stage application process including a pre-selection step. If an applicant is selected, they can then submit a full application.
Changes to Phase II of the Dairy Farm Investment Program were developed through consultations with industry and feedback from farmers.
Dairy farmers will have until February 8, 2019 to submit a request for funding. Find out more in the Dairy Farm Investment Program applicant guide.
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