Trump vows to back USA dairy farmers in Canada trade spat

Londa Lauber

The U.S. dairy groups, however, said their difficulty in exporting dairy products to Canada were a "direct consequence" of Canada's National Ingredients Strategy and new Class 7 milk pricing program.

Trump Responds to Canadian Milk Issue During Wisconsin TripWisconsin Ag Connection - 04/19/2017After hearing from angry dairy farm families and Wisconsin politicians for almost two weeks, President Donald Trump has made his first public comments about Canada's recent decision to stop taking ultra-filtered milk from the United States.

U.S. President Donald Trump is taking aim at Canada's dairy industry once again, saying that the U.S. can't let Ottawa "take advantage" of the two countries' trade relationship.

The governors of Wisconsin and NY are urging President Donald Trump to address what they are calling Canada's "blatant violation of worldwide trade agreements" hurting dairy farmers in the two states. Trump is more likely to use his promised renegotiation of the North American Free Trade (NAFTA) to bring about change on dairy, said John Weekes, a former Canadian ambassador to the WTO and now an adviser at law firm Bennett Jones. "Wisconsin and NY dairy farmers are only the first victims of Canada's illicit dairy trade restrictions", the governors' memo stated.

Ashlee Strong, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan, who hails from Janesville, said Tuesday that Ryan's office is talking with Wisconsin farmers and dairy groups about options. "We're going to work on that very hard", Trump said of finding a solution.

"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 going to have to get to the negotiating table with Canada very, very quickly".

On energy, Canada provides the USA more than one-third of its oil imports - and does so under a stable, locked-in ratio guaranteed in NAFTA.

But he said the reality is dairy farmers in the United States, Europe, New Zealand and many other countries are facing hardship because their marketplaces are oversaturated with milk.

Numerous companies that previously purchased ultra-filtered milk from Cayuga Milk Ingredients and other US producers have made investments to manufacture the product on their own.

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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. We are crossing our fingers to strictly adhere to statistics on exports and imports and to the real conditions in which trade between the three countries is bathed.

"The reality is, there haven't been any changes to Canadian regulations or tariffs", said David Wiens, who milks 220 cows and is chairman of Dairy Farmers of Manitoba.

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent Trump the letter on Tuesday.

A letter from MacNaughton rebutting American criticism of Canada's trade practices in the dairy industry was released Tuesday.

One day after U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on the Canadian dairy system made headlines on both sides of the border, dairy officials and analysts were downplaying the effects of his comments.

Why? Because the United States has a positive balance of USA $ 8 billion in trade in goods and services between the two countries.

The Roskopfs said Grassland had not contacted them since the beginning of the month, despite company spokesman Maureen Lee pledging publicly last week that Grassland would be "assisting producers to find a new home for their milk".

The surprise tongue-lashing represents some of the new administration strongest anti-Canada rhetoric thus far, and a significant departure from the relatively warm reception Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received on his first meeting with Trump in the US capitol.

As it prepares to enter continental trade negotiations this fall, the U.S.is weighing other actions that affect Canada.

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