Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies

Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies

The notice, from their milk processing company, told the Sauers their milk was no longer needed because of recent changes in Canada's dairy policies which effectively closed US access to Canada's markets for a product known as ultra-filtered milk.

A handful of Minnesota dairy farms that faced losing their buyer because of a trade dispute with Canada will keep the buyer after all. The president is referring to the Grassland Co-Op situation where 75 dairy farms lost their primary Canadian customers. On a visit to the USA cheese-making state of Wisconsin on Tuesday, Trump said he would "stand up for our dairy farmers" adding that "in Canada some very unfair things have happened to our dairy farmers and others". In his comments, Trump was likely referring to the controversial import taxes Canada has imposed on certain types of American milk, which he called "very, very unfair" earlier in the week while in Wisconsin.

She's a 3rd generation farmer.

"Canada does not accept the contention that Canada's dairy policies are the cause of financial loss for dairy farmers in the United States", David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the U.S., wrote in a letter on Tuesday evening. About 70 dairy producers in both USA states are affected. One notable exception is ultrafiltered milk and other protein-rich dairy ingredients used to make dairy products such as cheese and yogurt.

He said the facts don't bear that out and attached a U.S. Department of Agriculture dairy outlook report that "clearly indicates the poor results in the U.S. sector are due U.S. and global overproduction".

Why did Donald Trump choose Wisconsin to deliver his dairy tirade against Canada? If a lot of these factories, if they would take just one or two farms, it would help.


Smith said about 15 farms that produce ultra-filtered milk were considering offers Tuesday.

While campaigning for the presidency, Mr. Trump questioned the effectiveness of NAFTA. "We are exploring every possibility".

"You know it comes down to consumers and what they want", Pirman said.

He says if Trump wants to talk about unfair trade practices, he should look at how U.S. farmers are subsidized.

Heinze said he's anxious about the remaining farms that haven't yet found a milk buyer.

"I found it ironic that at a buy-American rally, he was chastising Canadians for buying Canadian". A government memorandum obtained by the National Post last month showed that the Liberals were considering banning U.S. iron. Herman, in comments to the Post, stated that Canada should respond "as aggressively as we possibly can". And yet, Canadian dairy farmers have been struggling to contain a deepening crisis that is threatening the long-term survival of the carefully calibrated supply-management regime. "And I don't think any dairy farmer in Wisconsin or anywhere else for that matter expects any action either".

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