Trump condemns Canadian dairy trade practices
President Donald Trump has promised Wisconsin dairy farmers the administration will resolve trade inequities with Canada.
“What’s happened to you is very, very unfair. It’s another typical one-sided deal against the United States, and it’s not going to be happening for long.”
Trump made his first comments condemning Canadian dairy trade policies during a stop at Snap-on Tools in Wisconsin Tuesday. “In Canada, some very unfair things have happened to our dairy farmers and others and we’re going to start working on that.”
National Milk Producers Federation’s Chris Galen tells Brownfield he’s glad to see the new administration address the problem.
“On Tuesday, the President raised it himself while he was in Wisconsin, and what better place to drive home the point that trade needs to be fair, and that when countries try to finagle out of their trade obligations like what Canada has been doing on dairy issues, they need to be held accountable.” Wisconsin Farm Bureau also thanked the President in a tweet for addressing the trade issue.
Earlier Tuesday, Trump received a letter from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about the Canadian trade issue. They told Trump Canada blatantly violated international trade agreements and shut down a thriving U.S. ultra-filtered milk market.
Canadian dairy officials say the oversupply of milk is a U.S. problem, and their supply management system should be protected.
President Trump also signed an executive order to review and reform of the H1B foreign skilled workers visa program and another to buy and hire American.