World Trade Organization (WTO) officials will be busy this week, asking several members about their pricing policies during the two-day meeting of the WTO Committee on Agriculture. Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today says dairy and cheese programs will be one of the bigger topics of conversation as negotiators ask Canada about changes to its proposed national pricing policy for dairy products. The negotiators will also be asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture about its plan to purchase domestic cheese from American dairy producers. A document circulating ahead of the meeting on September 14 and 15 said several countries have asked Canada in recent days to explain whether or not it’s planning on introducing a new milk classification category.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.