Retail prices are not set by dairy farmers or provincial organizations, but instead by grocers and restaurants. For example, a 250 mL glass of 2% milk in a restaurant costs around $2.50. Of that, a dairy farmer will receive $0.23.

To top it off, Canadian dairy farmers don’t receive government monetary support for the milk they produce. This means consumers only pay once for the food they purchase, not a second time, indirectly through taxes.