Comments on Funding:
A registered producer will receive a payment in proportion to the quota they hold.
Applicants must be:
Applicants who sold their farm and no longer hold quota as of October 31, you are not eligible to receive a payment for that year.
will receive a letter confirming eligibility and detailed instructions on how to register each year;
must register every year of the program to receive a payment. Registrations can be completed online or using the PDF form.
must sign and return completed registrations by mail or fax no later than March 31 of each year. When registering with the Dairy Direct Payment Program, eligible producers will have the option to receive their payment by direct deposit or by cheque.
Other Things to Note:
- The payment schedule for the remaining $937 million in direct payments over the next 2 years is: $469 million in 2021-2022 and $468 million in 2022-2023. The full amounts announced are available to producers in the form of direct payments.
- To receive a payment, eligible producers must register with the program each year. Completed registrations must be signed and returned no later than March 31 of each year.
- The amount of the quota held according to the provincial milk marketing board or agency will be considered final. In the event:
- of a whole farm lease (where 100% of the quota is leased from one producer to another for an extended period of time and is not related to a catastrophe such as a fire, sickness of the herd, or of the producer) the lessee will receive the program payment. This does not apply in the case of partial leases.
- where a producer temporarily leases their own quota or a portion of their own quota to another producer for reasons such as fire, illness with herd or illness of owner, the owner of the quota will receive the program payment.
- The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) will calculate individual payments based on the percentage of each holder’s quota relative to the provincial quota as of October 31 of each year. The CDC will work closely with each of the provincial milk marketing boards to deliver the funding.