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Farm Credit Canada, Dairy Farmers, Lactanet partner to incentivize sustainability

Canadian dairy producers can access an incentive payment through the FCC Sustainability Incentive Program starting this September

Agriculture and food lender Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has partnered with Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) and herd management solution provider Lactanet to encourage producers to make their operations more sustainable. 

Canadian dairy producers who are FCC customers and meet sustainability requirements can access an incentive payment up to $2,000 through the FCC Sustainability Incentive Program starting this September.

The collaboration announcement was made at the DFC annual general meeting in Winnipeg.

 “FCC is pleased to be growing its incentive program into the dairy sector with the support of Dairy Farmers of Canada,” said Justine Hendricks, FCC president and CEO, in a statement. “It’s through partnerships like this that we are able to support and recognize producers who use beneficial management practices to enhance the sustainability of their operations.”

DFC has set a goal to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from on-farm dairy production by 2050. 

“Dairy farmers are integral to the success of the Canadian agriculture industry and looking after our animals and the environment has been foundational for generations,” said Pierre Lampron, president of DFC. “We appreciate FCC’s Sustainability Incentive Program, which bolsters our efforts to amplify the value of adopting sustainable practices on Canadian dairy farms.”

Full details on the qualifying requirements are to come this fall, FCC said.

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