Thu Dec 6, 2012 01:14 PM CST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Dow Jones) -- Livestock farmers in Quebec will be getting some transportation assistance from provincial and federal governments to relieve financial pressures caused by drought conditions over the summer, the Canadian government said Thursday.

The Canadian and Quebec governments said in a press release that they will work together to provide transportation assistance totaling 2.15 million Canadian dollars ($2.17 million) through the AgriRecovery framework.

The initiative will provide farmers with a subsidy of up to C$0.14 per ton, per kilometer, to assist with the transportation of forage and feed. Or, they will provide up to C$0.075 per kilometer ...

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