Canada continues to say ‘it’s not our problem’ when asked about dairy trade with the United States. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (true-doh) told Bloomberg News Thursday: “It’s not Canada that’s the challenge here.” Trudeau said the U.S. has a large dairy trade surplus with Canada. He stood by his own system, by saying every country subsidizes agriculture, adding: “Let’s not pretend we’re in a global free market when it comes to agriculture.” Canada says the problem is that the U.S. is over producing, rather than the new milk pricing scheme implemented by Canada. The comments were Trudeau’s first response to President Donald Trump’s Wisconsin pledge to press Canada for changes to its dairy system as part of North American Free Trade Agreement talks. The dispute was spurred by changes to Canada’s milk policy that the U.S. claims violate NAFTA.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.
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