Saskatchewan dairy farmers are waiting to hear what type of federal compensation will be offered for concessions made in the USMCA trade deal.
Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised compensation because dairy farmers are opening up another 3.6 percent of the milk market to the U.S.
She says “This government has promised to support a strong and vibrant Canadian dairy industry, and so, we’re looking to them at this point to see what they are going to do to fulfill that promise?”
SaskMilk policy manager Joy Smith says dairy producers are not happy to be in a position of needing compensation but have to move forward because a lot of jobs are at stake.
Smith says hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity will be affected by the trade concessions.
She expects compensation may be available sometime next year.