The Canadian government forces farms to dump thousands of liters of fresh milk because they have exceeded the quota, according to a dairy farmer from Southern Ontario.
Jerry Human, a Canadian dairy farmer, criticizes the Canadian government and the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) for wasting hundreds of liters of fresh milk despite inflation in a TikTok video shared by Travis Huigen and widely shared by Bushels Per Acre on Twitter.
“Right now, during the winter months, you milk quite a bit more milk because the feed is very consistent. And if you do a good job, you will produce quite a bit of milk. But right now, we’re over our quota, and it’s regulated by the government, and [implemented] by the DFO. Look at this milk running away. It’s the end of the month [and] I dump 30,000 liters of milk and it breaks my heart. This year Canadian milk is $7 a liter,” Human stated.
Joined the dumping crew today. Good way to find out my drain was clogged as well 🤦♂️Hopefully the last F U from 2022 pic.twitter.com/csDBrK122W— Dan Ahrens (@danahrens1) December 26, 2022
One comment stated, “This is a great example on how they control food supplies to the benefit of the government and corporations at the cost to the people. They do not care about you whatsoever. Great example of how the government isn’t for the people and is doing more harm than good. Pure evil.”
Truckers were unable to pick up milk due to the closure of the roadways in Ontario as a result of a severe snowstorm that started on December 23.
Plans for national marketing set up the framework within which the systems will function. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, national organizations and provincial commodity marketing boards are in charge of these systems and have been given authority by the federal and provincial governments (MOFRA).
In turn, provincial commodity marketing boards are in charge of distributing production among farmers, who agree to produce only according to their given quota.
Farmers only receive payment for the milk they produce within the carefully enforced milk production quotas. A farmer will not receive payment for additional milk produced if it exceeds their monthly limit.