Trump attacks Canada's dairy supply management as unfair to US
- Author: Joanne Flowers Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 0:27
A trio of Senators from Wisconsin and NY are asking the Trump Administration to act against trade barriers restricting US dairy farmers product access to Canadian markets.
The dairy dispute comes at a sensitive time for U.S. The policies target exports of ultra-filtered milk.
The governors say Canada's actions could cost the US economy hundreds of millions of dollars. State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball relayed the same message in a letter to his counterpart in Ontario and at the Tri-National Agricultural Accord in Canada.
"The income of dairy farmers, whether they're in Vermont or California, depends heavily on our export to Mexico", said Jaime Castaneda, senior vice president responsible for domestic and worldwide policy for the federation.
Grassland said the move was due to new trade rules that allow Canadian processors to buy milk cheaper from Canadian farmers. He made comments after meeting with Democratic U.S. Rep. "Canadian dairy pricing policies are upending long-standing trade relationships with American dairy companies and have resulted in the sudden loss of major contracts for companies in both of our states", the three wrote in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Acting Secretary of Agriculture Michael Young. -Canada trade relations. While Trump, who was elected with the help of strong rural support, had tempered some his rhetoric on trade in recent weeks, on Tuesday he called Nafta a "complete and total disaster" for the U.S. They traveled recently to Mexico City with the U.S. Daily Export Council to reinforce its commitment to the country.