At a recent stop in Wisconsin to discuss job creation, President Donald Trump vowed to support Wisconsin dairy farmers in their trade dispute with Canada and possibly make big changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement. A Milk Business Dot Com article quotes the President as saying “We’re using every tool at our disposal to restore the American dream. We’re going to stand up for Wisconsin dairy farmers.” Trump has been discussing the situation with his advisers and says he plans to demand fair trade from all our trading partners, including Canada. A recent letter from Wisconsin officials to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross noted that Canada’s new targeted milk pricing programs have made it very difficult for Wisconsin dairy producers to get their product into the Canadian market. “We are greatly concerned that the new pricing programs violate their trade obligations with the United States,” the letter adds. Trump promised a group of leaders that a group including Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, several senators, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan would get together to figure it out. “We’re going to get together, call Canada, and ask them what happened,” Trump promised the crowd. He promised big changes to NAFTA or says it might be time to get rid of it once and for all.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.
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