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Brief History
The Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia organization was created through legislation enacted in 2001, and replaces the former Nova Scotia Dairy Commission. The organization exists under the umbrella of the Natural Products Marketing Council of the Department of Agriculture.

Main Activities
Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia provides a regulatory and administrative service to Nova Scotia's dairy producers.

Working in cooperation with Natural Products Marketing Council, DFNS licenses producers and milk transporters, sets the farm price for milk, administers the production quota system which is a cornerstone of the supply management system, and represents the province's producers on the committees administering the National Milk Marketing Plan and two interprovincial milk pools.

DFNS has approximately 220 members located on farms from Port Morien to Yarmouth. Together, they produce over 190,000,000 litres of high-quality milk each year. This represents revenue at the farm of approximately $143,000,000 per year, and over 600 on-farm jobs.

The majority of the milk is destined for the fluid market, but the province's six processors and two producer/processors also make yogurt, ice cream, cheese, butter, and skim milk powder.

Dairy Industry Act
To review regulations filed under the Dairy Industry Act, please visit: http://www.gov.ns.ca/just/regulations/rxaa-l.htm#dairy

For further information, please contact Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia
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