Poultry and egg producers can now apply for federal support following recent trade deals

The federal government says poultry and egg producers can now apply for compensation funds to boost their competitiveness.

The Poultry and egg on farm investment program is now accepting applications.

Over 10 years, the program will provide 647 million dollars to support on-farm investments.

Each producer is entitled to an amount proportional to their quota holdings as of January 1st of this year.

Applications will be accepted until March 31st, 2030.

The federal government will contribute up to 70 percent of the project costs, increasing up to 85 percent for young producers, for new barn construction and equipment upgrades.

The support programs are designed to compensate for concessions made in recent trade deals.

The average chicken producer will have access up to 122 thousand dollars, an average turkey producer up to 147 thousand, egg producer 111 thousand and hatching egg producer up to 375 thousand dollars.


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