Vilsack: Every Option Must Be Kept Open to Fix Canadian Market Issue | Farm Journal’s MILK Business

Over the last two weeks more than 75 dairy farmers have been told the processor they’ve been shipping their milk to will no longer be able to accept it because of a Canadian market closing to the U.S. While those farmers were given 30 days to find a home for their milk, government officials and dairy industry leaders alike are working tirelessly to find both short-term and long-term homes for that milk.“This is a very serious situation,” Tom Vilsack, CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) told Mike Adams on AgriTalk.  “One of the thing we’ve attempted to do is to get governors and agriculture secretaries together to urge the Canadians about how unacceptable the situation is.”Industry leaders are looking at Congress to help fix the problem. There is a letter circulating to urge Canada to “rethink their position” before other actions must be taken.  One way the market access sticking point could be solved is through a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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