Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Ontario dairy farmers need clarity on trade deal, province says

Premier Promises To Protect Province's Economy Under USMCA Alberta dairy farmers worried about USMCA
Kenneth Drake | 05 October, 2018, 08:13

While those in the province's dairy industry are still awaiting more details on the new agreement, Brown said there are already concerns around market access, the industry's ingredient strategy, and limits on exports of products such as baby formula and skim milk powder. "The deal includes a substantial increase in our farmers' opportunities to export American wheat, poultry, eggs and dairy - including milk, butter, cheese, yogurt and ice cream". Even the National Farmers Union, which tends to be critical of most trade deals, called the agreement encouraging. Perth made up 11.45 per cent of last year's milk production in Ontario while Oxford led the way with just over 12 per cent.

Canada is linked again with the USA and Mexico in a revamped North American free trade deal after weeks of negotiations.

Graeff says USA dairy futures are “mostly steady to firm, ” but he notes “there was no major market move” after the news. But at this point, Brown said it's tough to see where Canada's dairy producers benefit. "We don't require government subsidies, so we don't know why we should be allow more market access of a subsidized product into our market".

Dairy Farmers of Canada president Pierre Lampron wasn't satisfied with what he heard.

Premier Doug Ford said Monday that he was concerned farmers have been "thrown under the bus" by the federal government in the new three-country agreement. Prime Minister Trudeau left a late evening cabinet meeting Sunday declaring that it is "a good day for Canada" and telling reporters in Ottawa "I'll talk to you guys tomorrow" about the reported NAFTA agreement with the US.

“The program saturated the worldwide market with subsidized skim milk powder and cut the demand from Canadian cheese makers for ultra-filtered milk from the U.S.,” Fischer said.


Canada, the USA and Mexico have successfully concluded negotiations aimed at modernizing trade among the three nations.

"TPP, the Asian agreement, and the European agreement, we're down 10 per cent in the previous year, so, it's the number of cows but it's also, our net income is down 10 per cent".

Canada pushed to keep a provision from NAFTA called Chapter 19, which maps out how all three countries can negotiate trade disputes among themselves. White says the trade agreement needs to be signed by November 30.

"We had a NAFTA deal that was working reasonably well so we will call it a win because we were able to retain the key parts of the existing NAFTA deal in terms of our access to the USA market".

Warren Graeff, agriculture banking market manager for PNC Bank, says “ultimately the news appears friendly to the US dairy industry.” PNC has about 2,600 branches spread across 19 states, including several in Madison and Milwaukee.

Access to Canadian dairy was a focus through the negotiations. He said the expansion of exports should have a positive effect on prices. Under the USMCA, Canada has agreed to eliminate this program in order to level the playing field between the United States and Canada while allowing our dairy producers the ability to expand sales overseas.

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