Canada

Agropur will close its only plant that produces goat cheese next year. Pic: ©GettyImages/5PH

Agropur in talks with Quebec Goat Milk Producers

By Beth Newhart

Just two months after Agropur announced it will close its goat cheese-producing plant in Saint-Damase, it has engaged in discussions with Quebec Goat Milk Producers about an undisclosed deal.

The trade deal won't take immediate effect and must be ratified by each country's government. Pic: ©GettyImages/Bet_Noire

Dairy industry reacts to North American leaders signing USMCA deal

By Beth Newhart

After months of back-and-forth and a tumultuous summer of trade disputes between the US, Canada and Mexico, the three North American nations have officially signed the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), dismantling the previous North American Free Trade...

The expansion and automation project is supported by the Dairy Processing Investment Fund.

Quebec dairy company receives funding

By Jim Cornall

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of up to C$584,063 (US$443,000) to La Trappe à Fromage de l'Outaouais, in Quebec, to help the cheese processor purchase and install automation equipment to optimize processing, improve product...

The Canadian dairy industry employs more than 220,000 people and contributes about $20bn per year to Canada's GDP. Pic: ©GettyImages/constantinopris

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US and Canada dairy opinions differ on new trade deal

By Beth Newhart

The US has reached a new agreement with Canada following a year of trade negotiations. The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which includes Mexico, replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But the terms have left the dairy industry...

Cows is the fourteenth dairy processor to be approved for funding support under the DPIF. Pic:Cows Creamery

Canada invests $2.6m in PEI dairy brand Cows

By Beth Newhart

The Government of Canada is investing in its dairy industry by awarding C$2.6m (US$2m) to Cows Inc., a dairy processor from the province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) that produces ice cream, cheese, butter and runs a line of ice cream parlors across...