canada

Canada Farmers Say Dairy Not a Bargaining Chip in Negotiations

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Talks between Canada and the U.S. regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement are intensifying in Washington, D.C. Bloomberg says Canadian dairy farmers recently told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not to use access to the protected Canadian dairy market as a bargaining chip. The Dairy Farmers of Canada says it’s already lost $193 million because of past trade agreements and …

florida dairy

Florida Dairy Production Conference is Next Week

Dan Dairy, Florida

The 54th Florida Dairy Production Conference will be held September 26 at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center in Gainesville. The program starts at 9:00 a.m. and will include topics like team building to maximize performance and animal welfare, the economics of animal welfare, how to implement a successful milk quality program, the impact of transition disorders on production …

dairy fix

U.S. Continues Demand for Dairy Fix in NAFTA

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

The United States still demands a dairy fix in the North American Free Trade Agreement, but Canada still wants to protect its dairy industry. While Canada may be ready to give some concessions on dairy market access, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his allies have strong political motivations to stand firm. A trade lawyer told Politico this week that much …

nafta

NAFTA Main Sticking Point Indeed is Dairy

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Negotiators from Canada returned to Washington, D.C. Tuesday in an effort to reach a deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland joined U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as the U.S. looks to wrap up talks with Canada quickly. However, talks are not expected the rest of the week with a looming hurricane along …

national dairy

National Dairy Council New Product Competition Underway

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The National Dairy Council New Product Competition seeks the next dairy product from college students across the United States and Canada. The eighth annual competition is for students to develop a dairy or dairy-based product to “satisfy consumers’ desire for performance nutrition.” A judging panel consisting of experts from across the dairy industry will award $16,000 in cash prizes, with …

perdue

Perdue Says NAFTA Must Include Dairy Fix

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says Canada must make changes to dairy trade with the United States as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. Speaking on C-SPAN, Perdue said U.S. farmers don’t have the same access to Canada that Canada has to the U.S., specifically referring the Class 7 dairy products in Canada. Perdue says: “Class 7 …

immigration

What’s Next for E-Verify Immigration System

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

All employers would be required to use the E-Verify system to check the immigration status of employees. Milk Business Dot Com says the requirement is part of some revisions to the Ag and Legal Workforce Act that’s currently making its way through Congress. If the Act gets Congressional approval, it would phase in the E-Verify system over time and phase …

canada dairy

Canada Ready to Make Concession on Dairy Trade

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Despite posturing by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada ‘won’t back down’ on dairy issues, Canada is ready to make concessions. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland rejoined the discussion in Washington this week. The Globe and Mail reports Canada is ready to make concessions to the Trump administration on Canada’s protected dairy market in a bid to save a …