The largest dairy processor in Canada says President Trump “has a point” when it comes to dairy trade between the U.S. and Canada.
Saputo Inc. told Reuters:“Canada should consider eliminating its Class 7 milk policy in order to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the United States.” The CEO says he understands “the frustrations,” adding, “quite frankly I think they have every reason to be upset.”
The Comments come a week after President Trump targeted Canada’s Dairy Supply Management System, calling it unfair to U.S. farmers.
Leadership in Canada has vowed to support the system and are quick to point out that processors created the Class 7 milk issue, not the Canadian government’s dairy policies.
The CEO of Saputo says Canada dairy cannot think “we’ll come out of this unchanged.”
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.