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NMPF: Expanding Overseas Markets Key to Dairy Post-COVID-19

NMPF: Expanding Overseas Markets Key to Dairy Post-COVID-19

Growing trade oversees is key to helping the dairy industry recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the National Milk Producers Federation.

NMPF vice president for trade Shawna Morris says despite the disruptions attributable to the coronavirus pandemic, officials need to keep long-range goals of open commerce essential to returning dairy to prosperity in mind. Morris says NMPF and others are working with the federal government and others to outline the dairy industry’s priorities for upcoming trade agreements, notably with the UK and Kenya.

With the drop in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dairy farmers are dumping dumping, and some experts have warned the industry needs to retract production by ten percent.