Ron Johnson issued a statement saying, "Wisconsin dairy farmers should not be the victims of a trade dispute they didn't start".
Gerald Pitzen has been working on his family's dairy farm near Dickeyville for 52 years.
Shawna Morris of the NMPF says the plan is created to push out USA imports.
"Right now the imminent struggle is what do we do with 12,000 pounds of milk a day?" one Wisconsin dairy farmer complained.
"Grassland recently made the hard decision to reduce our milk intake volumes". "The problem is not Canada's dairy system, the problem is that there is too much milk produced in the U.S., which is not Canada's fault". "I think our hope was that if we had to find a new home for milk we could do that, but because of spring flush and increases in production in other states, it has put pressure on the total capacity our processing industry has to handle the volumes of milk that they're now faced with". With 10,000 dairy farms producing 30 billion pounds of milk annually, the dairy industry accounts for over half of the state's $88 billion agriculture industry. Wisconsin's approximately 400 other processors are at capacity with contractual obligations with dairy farmers not only in Wisconsin, but also from neighboring states. "Any disruption in exports of dairy would have a devastating ripple effect on our farms and beyond, to workers in processing, transportation, and countless other sectors whose jobs are supported by these exports".
"While Mexico has been an incredibly valuable trading partner for dairy, Canada, by sharp contrast, has habitually worked to undermine dairy trade", Mulhern said in a news release.Читайте также: Misbahul Haq announces retirement from worldwide cricket
He said he understood that cost would be removed when milk no longer needed to be transported to eastern state markets.
Dairy Farmers of Canada, a trade group, said in a statement in 2016 that protections for the country's dairy farmers were in place before the Class 7 pricing rule, but weren't being enforced, resulting in approximately $231 million in annual revenue losses for Canadian dairy farmers.
The groups, such as U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), say Canada's move is in violation of existing trade commitments between the two nations. Secretary Brancel and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have been in conversations about the policy, and its potential impact on Wisconsin farmers, with representatives from both Canadian and US governments since early a year ago. He says the Canadians found a loop hole in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that allows the country to block imports of ultrafiltered milk.
This call for research into alternative milk uses comes as universities face funding challenges and messages from the governor to focus as much on the classroom as research, but Tranel says the researchers could use funding from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, new budget money or surplus funding.
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