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Dairy Farmers Ask Trump Administration to Provide Needed Compensation for Lost Trade

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. dairy farmers at their annual meeting asked President Donald Trump to recognize the significant economic losses milk producers are suffering because of the administration’s implementation of Section 232 and 301 tariffs. The duties have resulted in retaliatory tariffs against U.S. dairy exports, particularly in Mexico and China. They continue to cause severe economic harm to U.S. dairy farmers, according …

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Federal Reserve: NAFTA 2.0 Won’t Help Dairy Industry

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) replacement will not benefit dairy farmers, according to the Federal Reserve Bank. A report by the Federal Reserve says gains made by the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that will replace NAFTA are “too small and too far in the future to help dairy farmers.” The Minneapolis Fed reported that “a substantial number of dairy …

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Canada Dairy Industry: New NAFTA a Bad Outcome

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Dairy farmers in Canada “paid the price” to conclude an international trade agreement, according to Dairy Farmers of Canada. The recently announced U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) includes allowing the U.S. expanded dairy market access. Canada’s dairy industry says the concessions show Canada is “willing to sacrifice our domestic dairy production …

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Canada Dairy Group Expresses Need to be Vigilant Regarding Trade

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Dairy Farmers of Canada highlighted challenges the group is facing during its annual meeting this week. Dairy farmers from across Canada gathered in Quebec as the annual meeting focused on international trade with the industry is facing pressure from the United States through the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation. Highlighting that the Canadian dairy industry is facing new challenges, …

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Dairy States Need Strong NAFTA

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Trade, and improving trade, is critically important for the U.S. dairy industry, especially in Wisconsin. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a democrat from Wisconsin, says trade is vitally important to all sectors of the U.S. economy, including dairy, but the U.S. needs fair trade agreements. Baldwin says the Trump administration needs to double down its efforts to renegotiate the North American …

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USDA Under Secretary Confident Good Neighbor Relations Will Prevail in NAFTA Talks

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations are a lot like a Sumo wrestling match, according to Ted McKinney, under secretary of trade and foreign agricultural affairs for the Agriculture Department. He said there is an extraordinary amount of posturing in the circle, but he is hopeful that the United States, Canada and Mexico will meet in the middle …

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Canada “Extremely Worried” About NAFTA Direction

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Canada is “extremely worried” behind the scenes regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. News network CTV of Canada reports the latest round of negotiations has caused concerns. The U.S. has since tabled a measure to dismantle Canada’s dairy supply management system, but the issue is likely to come up again. Canada refuses to make changes to the …

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NMPF Comments on Round 4 of NAFTA Negotiations

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

“We are pleased that U.S. trade negotiators have told Canada that its problematic dairy policies must be addressed in the negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “The proposal advanced by the U.S. Trade Representative is the right approach to move dairy trade between our two countries closer to the free trade relationship that exists for most other …

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Dairy Industry Cautions Japan to Respect Current Trade Relationships

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Japan’s agriculture officials must respect current market access between Japan and its trading partners, including the United States, when reviewing a list of geographical indications (GIs) proposed by the European Union (EU), or else risk disrupting one of the world’s largest consumer marketplaces, the U.S. dairy industry urged. In a letter to the Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, leaders …

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U.S. Yet to Propose NAFTA Dairy Fix

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

The United States has yet to propose changes to the dairy issue between the U.S. and Canada as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation. And, Canada’s lead NAFTA negotiator doesn’t expect the United States to make demands for the dairy sector during the current set of talks that conclude Wednesday in Canada, according to the Toronto …