Federal compensation plan for supply managed sectors announced
By Food in Canada StaffBusiness Operations Editor pick government grants
The federal government intends to invest up to $105 million in the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund to support dairy, poultry and egg processing plants to grow their productivity or efficiency through new equipment and automation technologies.
Additionally, starting in 2023, the government plans to invest up to $300 million in a new program to support innovation and investment into large-scale projects to add value to solids-non-fat, a by-product of milk processing. The government will consult closely with industry stakeholders in the development of program parameters.
These investments are part of the government’s commitment to compensate supply managed sectors for the impacts of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Dairy, poultry and egg producers and processors are expected to share more than $1.7 billion in direct payments and investment programs.
The federal investment will help dairy, poultry and egg producers and processors make key investments and improve their operations to be even more competitive and sustainable.
“With this injection of new funds in the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund, poultry and egg processors will have access to additional funding to leverage private investments in new equipment and technology. This will help poultry and egg processors improve their productivity and efficiency as a response to the additional market access granted in recent trade agreements,” said Ian McFall, chair, Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council.
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