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U.S. Dairy Groups Urge Trump to Set His Sights on Canadian Dairy Policies

Posted January 12, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Canadian Press)

U.S. dairy groups are calling on Donald Trump to set his sights on Canada’s “protectionist” dairy practices as he seeks to safeguard American jobs.

The International Dairy Foods Association, National Milk Producers Federation and U.S. Dairy Export Council, along with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, say a planned national Canadian ingredients strategy to block U.S. exports is a violation of NAFTA and the World Trade Organization.

In a letter sent Wednesday to the incoming president and his trade nominees, they said Ontario milk pricing policies adopted last April are hurting U.S. exports of ultra-filtered milk and costing thousands of American jobs. Click here to read more.