Local dairy farmers would benefit from new NAFTA deal

Dairy farmers say new trade agreement with U.S. has ‘sold them out’

Maritime dairy farmers say they've been sacrificed

The ad, which was created to look like part of a series of news stories, criticized Trump's trade approach and said it hurt local farmers. And we've made improvements. It has been traded off and we are supposed to adjust to that. It'll help us keep continuing farming.

It gives struggling farms like Robbiehill Dairy in Java Center a chance to profit from milk supplies idled by the restriction. The price farmers are paid for their milk dropped from $26 for 100 pounds of milk in 2014 to just $16 now.

Once USMCA is ratified, Canada, Mexico and especially the US will all be regaining their market share in manufacturing by producing more automobiles and other goods, thanks to rules of origin that promote manufacturing within North America. A year ago in Wisconsin, dozens of farmers were left without a milk buyer when a regional company suddenly lost sales to Canada. NYFB is also encouraged by language that will eliminate Canada's Class 7 dairy pricing program as well as increase access to Canada's dairy market. The goal was to boost domestic sales.

The U.S. Pacific Fleet is drafting plans for a global show of force to warn China and demonstrate resolve to deter Beijing's military actions, CNN reported Thursday, citing several unidentified U.S. defense officials. While those sales only represented about 1 percent of Wisconsin's annual milk production, the shock of seeing farmers lose their buyers overnight sparked national efforts to oppose Canada's move.

Reaching an agreement between the three countries has been a top goal for the Trump administration since early this year.

News of the new trade agreement is weighing heavy on those in the Maritime dairy farming industry. Mark Stephenson heads dairy policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was about other markets, too. These provisions allow Canada, Mexico and the United States to challenge one another's anti-dumping and countervailing duties in front of a panel of representatives from each country.

Earlier this week, the US accused China's navy of "unsafe and unprofessional" conduct near an occupied reef in the South China Sea after a Chinese destroyer maneuvered close to the bow of an American warship attempting to assert navigation rights. "Nothing in this agreement infringes on Canada's sovereign right to develop commercial relations with any country of its choosing", she wrote. And so whatever access, you know, has been given to our market, you know, is not going to really change the surplus milk situation in the U.S.

Trump's NAFTA negotiations were always about China, his ultimate target, and never about harming trade with America's democratic neighbours.

It's not only American dairy farmers who are getting more access to the Canadian market.

The Vice President said a Chinese naval vessel came within 45 yards of the Decatur "as it conducted freedom-of-navigation operations in the South China Sea, forcing our ship to quickly manouevre to avoid collision". "It will lead to significant change in the auto industry, but changes to other industries will be marginal, including agriculture". So this a - certainly a Band-Aid and not a fix. The new round of tariffs from China are said to affect a list of 5,207 products within a range of 5 to 10% as both the USA and China have already slapped each other with tariffs worth $50 billion total.

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