A handful of western provincial boards have poured their resources and unanimously agree to support a new modernized governance model for working together.
BC Milk, BC Dairy, Alberta Milk, SaskMilk, and Dairy Farmers of Manitoba have all agreed to a partnership approach that aligns the resources and expertise of the five organizations under one WMP.
The WMP is very much a long-term, forward-looking partnership which will continue to spearhead several priority initiatives already underway. These include: continuing to advance a new state-of-the-art dairy concentration facility to be built in Alberta, with the capacity to accommodate up to 300 million litres of milk from western dairy farmers per year, as well as aligning policies across the four western provinces to ensure farmers are treated equitably and there is consistency for processors as we continue to collectively focus on the most innovative practices for ensuring farm excellence.
The next step in WMP transformation is finalizing the new governance model, which is expected to be completed by Spring 2023. Following this important milestone, the work will begin to fully operationalize the WMP within the legislative framework of each province.