Ottawa and Manitoba are working together as the federal government and provincial governments are investing and strengthening Manitoba’s dairy industry.
Together the two governments will invest a total of $2.5 million to support the dairy sector in Manitoba. New jobs are expected to be created, and will help the province reach its goal of a $5.5 billion per year value-added food industry by 2022.
Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said the investment is a good way to position Canada’s agriculture sector going forward.
According to the Canadian Dairy Information Centre, Manitoba produced more than 327 million litres of milk in 2014, which ranked 5th among the provinces.
Dairy Farmers of Canada says the dairy industry as a whole contributes $18.9 billion to Canada’s GDP and employs about 215,000 Canadians.
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