The Facts

Know the facts about farmers’ income, subsidies and more:

Who gets paid?

From a glass of milk sold $2.50 in a restaurant, a Canadian dairy farmer earned 23 cents.

What slice of the (pizza) pie?

From a $16.77 medium pizza at a restaurant, a Canadian dairy farmer earned about 60 cents.

Why pay twice?

Besides paying for milk at the store, Americans paid the equivalent of 35 cents per litre of milk in government subsidies in 2015.

And in Europe?

The average European dairy farm derives 41% of its income from subsidies, and the cost of subsidies to the dairy sector exploded by 64% from 2005 to 2007.

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