Japan: ALIC Continues COVID-19 Dairy Support Payments

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2021-0110

As part of the 2020 Japanese Fiscal Year (JFY) third supplementary budget the Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC) received 17.6 billion yen ($161 million) to operate a COVID-19 countermeasure support program for cattle fattening operations and the dairy and hide processing industries. The funds will be available throughout the JFY2021 fiscal year. The support payments for the dairy industry incentivize Japanese dairy processors to use domestic butter and nonfat dry milk instead of imported products.

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