Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Trump dairy complaint spreads to Europe

Paul Hogan, Europe’s agriculture commissioner, says he agrees with United States President Donald Trump’s complaints about Canada’s milk pricing.

Canada’s milk marketing boards have implemented a schedule of lower prices for milk that is used to produce diafiltered milk, aiming to displace imports.

The United States is the main source of diafiltered milk, which originated from a processing technique developed in Europe.

Because it is new, it is not covered by Canada’s schedule of high tariffs designed to protect supply management’s high milk prices for farmers.

Hogan is heading a trade mission of 60 companies that is now in Canada seeking markets.