(Tom Blackwell – Calgary Herald)
It’s a favourite grievance in President Donald Trump’s Twitter blasts at his northern neighbour: “Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. Farmers … Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly.”
The source of Trump’s ire is the supply-management system that controls milk production in Canada and limits imports from the U.S.; America’s NAFTA negotiators want it dismantled.
Even in Canada, critics view supply management as an anti-competitive tool that artificially inflates consumer prices, while other trading partners have also complained. Click here to read more.
- How the U.S. Ended Up With Warehouses Full of ‘Government Cheese’ (History)
- Squeeze is On: Too Much Milk is Driving Profits Down, Dairy Farmers Out (NH Union Leader)
- Best Advice to U.S. Dairy Farmers? ‘Sell Out as Fast as You Can’ (NBC News)
- Already in Trouble, Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Are Now Getting Hammered by Tariffs (Journal Sentinal)