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On Nov. 10, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) was pleased to see that the government has decided to invest $250 million into dairy farms, as well as $100 million in funding to help spur investment into updating Canada’s dairy processing infrastructure.

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1. An update on Canadian dairy trade and ingredient processing
Published May 2016

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On Sept. 30, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) released the most recent update of a regular study highlighting the important economic impact of the dairy sector in Canada.

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Canadian farmers are in a strong position to meet their financial obligations, despite plateauing farm incomes and slowing land appreciations, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) 2016-2017 outlook for farm assets and debt report.

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Lameness is very serious and costly, and the most visible animal welfare issue on Canadian dairy farms. In 2014, the Canadian Dairy Information Centre identified lameness as the number three reason for culling, as more than 20,000 cows were reported culled due to foot and leg problems.

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Canada’s dairy farmers are benefiting from growing demand for various specialty products, but will have to continue to modernize and innovate to remain competitive, according to J.P. Gervais, Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) chief agricultural economist.

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