In 2014, the Fédération des producteurs de lait du Québec (FPLQ) became Les Producteurs de lait du Québec (PLQ). All producers joined forces in 1983 within the FPLQ, a federation of 14 syndicates that included two federations: the fluid milk producers (1970) and the industrial milk producers (1966).
This democratic organization, whose directions are set in the general meetings of its members, is administered by a board of directors made up of the presidents of the 14 regional boards. Affiliated with the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA), the PLQ works to defend and promote the general interests of its members.
The some 4,732 dairy farms in Quebec collectively market more than 3 billion litres of milk through the Joint Plan (1980) of Quebec milk producers. Producers have delegated the PLQ with the responsibility of negotiating all sales conditions with processor (...)
In 2006, the Fédération des producteurs de lait instituted the Dairy Farm Startup Assistance Program. The purpose of this program is to use quota loans to encourage young people to set up a farm who do not have the opportunity to take over an existing (...)
Les Producteurs de lait du Québec is actively committed to regional communities across the province.
The PLQ is involved in projects that reflect our values s and our growth priorities, as well as in events that provide potential economic and social (...)