NEW BRUNSWICK – The New Brunswick Farm Products Commission has announced that the minimum price consumers will pay for white milk will increase by five cents per litre as of Sept. 1.
The commission determined that a price adjustment was necessary based on several factors, most notably the increase in feed and transportation costs for dairy farmers as well as fuel, transportation and labour costs for dairy processors.
Pricing under the School Milk Program will remain unchanged for the current school year. The program has provided subsidized pricing to school children in New Brunswick since 1995.
“New Brunswick dairy producers and processors are proud of their contribution to the School Milk Program, a program that supplies approximately one million litres of milk to kindergarten to Grade 12 students each year,” said commission chair Bob Shannon. “We thank dairy producers and processors for their continued contribution to the New Brunswick School Milk Program. These subsidies ensure children have access to nutritious, high-quality milk, which is essential to their development.”
The New Brunswick Farm Products Commission balances the interests of producers, processors and consumers as they set the price of fluid milk products in New Brunswick.