Representatives of a dairy industry group from Canada were visiting Washington, D.C. this week to support the nation’s dairy supply management system. Dairy Farmers of Canada made the visit as negotiations were getting underway on the North American Free Trade Agreement modernization effort between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The dairy sector is not a part of the current edition of the free-trade agreement, and the dairy group is hoping the status quo will remain. Meanwhile, dairy groups in the United States wants the negotiation effort to address Canada’s dairy supply management system and open access for more U.S. dairy products into Canada. The first round of NAFTA talks this week were to establish an action plan for future negotiations. Dairy Farmers of Canada says representatives of the group will be present on the ground at all future rounds of the renegotiation effort.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.