Canada: Trump is wrong when he says dairy practices unfair

Posted April 20, 2017

"Canada does not accept the contention that Canada's dairy policies are the cause of financial loss for dairy farmers in the United States", MacNaughton said. They also accused Canada of violating its global trade obligations.

Canada's Ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton, addressed the issue in a letter addressed to the governors of NY and Wisconsin on Tuesday.

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While Dumontier says he's confident the Canadian government will support milk producers, he'll be following Trump's position on NAFTA and supply management closely.

His remarks follow sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump over Canada's supply-managed dairy industry, suggesting the rules are stacked in Canada's favour. "But the best way to negotiate in the best interest of your own people would be to do the same thing with your softwood lumber market, not to succumb to protectionist nonsense".

Trump said USA farmers are being subjected to "another typical one-sided deal against the United States" and vowed to drive a hard bargain in pending trade talks during an event at a Kenosha, Wis. tool factory on Tuesday.

"Canada stopped buying it because they could get it at the same cost domestically, so Grassland had nowhere else to go with this product and with their processing facility set up the way it is, they couldn't easily change it over to make another product", Gefvert said.

The work would start immediately, Trump said.

MacNaughton writes that the Canada dairy industry is less protectionist than that of the U.S, which he says has employed technical barriers to keep Canadian dairy out of the US market.

There are 218 dairy farms in Nova Scotia, and Damsteegt believes the Canadian system provides a high quality product for consumers.

"So the Americans are not suffering from the current terms of NAFTA and existing trade agreements", said Dumontier.

Early in February, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House.

Members of the Dairy Girl Network, a national all-women's group of about 4,200 dairy farmers, along with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, were eager to assist and helped organized Friday's meeting in Beaver Dam. The measure affects just 70 USA milk dairy producers.

"The responsible use of antibiotics has a positive impact on animal health while maintaining a safe milk supply for the public", said Jamie Jonker, NMPF's vice president of sustainability and scientific affairs.

Trump's commitment came Tuesday after Grassland Dairy Products dropped dozens of Wisconsin farmers after losing sales to Canada.

Several U.S. lawmakers from both parties have joined the call for action, including the entire Congressional delegation from Wisconsin and legislators from NY, two major dairy-producing states bordering Canada.

"Together with other dairy exporting countries, including the USA, we have questioned these policies at WTO Committee on Agriculture meetings in Geneva as recently as last month", McClay said. "And they'll give us an answer, but we're going to get the solution - not just the answer".

"When there's [Can]$2 billion worth of trade going both ways every single day ... and 9 million jobs in the USA that depend on trade with Canada, you know, I think it's going to work out just fine", MacNaughton said, as reported in the Financial Post. "We're very anxious about our friends and colleagues who's dairy farms have not been picked up by a new processor yet".

"There have been no changes to Canadian regulations related to dairy imports, or changes to Canadian dairy tariffs", she said. "It's just that we lost a good piece of profitable business with Canada".