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Ontario Dairy Farm Receipts Growing Better Than National Average

The increase in total cash receipts for Ontario dairy farmers continues to push ahead of the national average.

Statistics Canada reports provincial producers during the month of January saw a 9.5 per cent boost in receipts to $180 million.

The nation as a whole had year-over-year receipts top $548 million, up by 7.4 per cent from 2016 and $3 million more than a month earlier.

StatsCan notes, while the cash may be up, total volumes are actually down by almost 6 points.

The agency also points out total sales of milk in January decrease by 7.2 per cent from a year earlier to 207,000 kilolitres.