Source: Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay has announced that starting Jan. 7, 2019, requests for funding will be accepted under the second and final phase of the $250-million Dairy Farm Investment Program.
“Our government strongly supports and is committed to maintaining Canada’s supply management system,” MacAulay says. “Through investments made under this program, dairy farmers across the country can make important upgrades to their operations, helping them continue to contribute to our economy and middle-class growth.”
Dairy farmers have until Feb. 8, 2019, to apply for funding from the second phase of the Dairy Farm Investment Program. The program will now have a two-stage application process involving a pre-selection step, where randomly selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application. This new process replaces the first come, first served process used during the first phase of the program, giving all applicants an equal opportunity of being selected.
Projects will be eligible to receive up to $100,000, and between 1,000 and 1,500 projects are expected to receive funding through the program. Priority will be given to farms that have not already received funding.
Click here for more information about the program.