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Canadian Milk Pricing Policy Set up to Deter U.S. Imports, Groups Say | DTN Progressive Farmer

OMAHA (DTN) — Just a few weeks after writing to President Donald Trump, U.S. dairy groups are now calling on governors to halt new changes in Canadian dairy rules.

A coalition of 17 American dairy organizations, farmers and milk processors have written governors in 25 states asking them to press Canada into halting a new dairy pricing strategy set to go into effect on Wednesday.

The groups point to Canadian provincial policies for ingredient class milk prices that the groups state are displacing U.S. exports to Canada. Essentially, Canadian provinces created a new class of milk ingredients that was done largely as a strategy to reduce similar milk products from the U.S.

The policy “is conservatively estimated at $150 million worth of ultra-filtered milk exports being lost by companies in Wisconsin and New York, which are highly reliant on their trade with Canada,”

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Canadian Milk Pricing Policy Set up to Deter U.S. Imports, Groups Say – DTN Progressive Farmer.