Farm Bureau Applauds Trade Progress with Canada

Farm Bureau Applauds Trade Progress with Canada

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Duane Martin, president of the Delaware County Farm Bureau, said the USA dairy industry has always been marginalized in trade deals such as NAFTA, where Canada was granted a provision to protect its industry through a quota system, controlling the amount of milk produced. Canada has used this provision to win most of the USA challenges to the export of Canadian lumber.

The first protections for the Canadian dairy industry were introduced around 1970.

Sixth generation dairy farmer Devan Toop of Chilliwack in the Lower Mainland said the deal will do nothing to help struggling USA dairy farmers, nor will it help consumers on this side of the border with lower prices. Younger farmers are wondering if this will affect their industry long term.

Nationwide, reports suggest that the new trade deal will benefit American dairy farmers.

Flanked by Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland who led the Canadian negotiating team, he welcomed Mexico's concessions on auto worker wages, an exemption for Canada's cultural industries, and the keeping of binational dispute resolution panels on which he'd staked his political future.

The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, said in a joint statement that the agreement "will strengthen the middle class, and create good, well-paying jobs and new opportunities for the almost half billion people who call North America home".




U.S. Rep. Ron Kind calls the deal a "step forward in this process", but says "now it's time for us to come together to discuss the outstanding issues that remain". "They told me they felt they have continued to give through a number of trade deals they've signed, and they're right".

Bickford said that although people think of milk as local, dairy is a global industry, and it's one that is particularly dependent on Mexico and Canada. Some will wind up in teas; some will end up in yogurt.

With the U.S. having access to the Canadian market but not vise versa, den Haan says Canada will become a dumping ground for excess milk from the States. He added that Mexican imports of US wheat are down about 25 percent this year, which he attributes to Mexico's concerns about ongoing trade disputes and in particular President Trump's use of tariffs for leverage. The price farmers are paid for their milk dropped from $26 for 100 pounds of milk in 2014 to just $16 now. Supply management works in two ways. Mark Stephenson heads dairy policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a result, Canadian specialty stores are constantly short of Gouda, mascarpone and a galaxy of other dairy products.

While it marks a positive change for the industry, experts caution that it might not be enough to move the needle on the dairy industry's prevailing struggles.

"It's a win-win for the Americans", she said. Canada was able strike a deal with the United States at the 11th hour of a deadline Sunday night.

Besides, the US Chamber of Commerce had also said that it would be "unacceptable to sideline Canada, our largest export market in the world".

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