Canada Dairy Group Expresses Need to be Vigilant Regarding Trade

Canadian dairy leaders meeting this week in Quebec urged farmers to stay the course in the face of pressure from the U.S. to make changes their dairy supply management system through the NAFTA renegotiation.

Dairy Farmers of Canada leadership highlighted that the Canadian dairy industry is facing new challenges, including international trade and the questioning of the nutritious value of dairy products. Leadership of the group said, “There is a compelling case for us, as dairy farmers, but also for the whole sector, to speak with one voice.” Industry leaders warned, “Canadian dairy is in the sights of the U.S. government in NAFTA renegotiations,” adding, “We now need to be vigilant.”

Canada has maintained that it will not make changes to its dairy management system.