Two of the world’s closest allies, the United States and Canada, couldn’t be more apart on what’s right for their dairy industries with USMCA. The Canadian dairy industry does not like the potential agreement.
Dairy farmers, who are struggling with widespread industry consolidation, low prices and declining demand, are becoming even more fed up with all the non-dairy products in the grocery store labeled as milk.
U.S. consumers who appreciate aged Italian Parmesan cheese as an aperitif or atop their favorite pasta dish are stocking up ahead of next week’s tariff hike and as dairy producers in the two countries square off.
Dairy farmers have a stronger safety net against low milk prices and high feed costs under the new federal farm bill, and more federal dollars will be spent to spur international trade of American agricultural products.
Dairy farmers got a couple of wins in the Senate when a bill with the goal of defunding the FDA's enforcement of food labels failed and a piece of legislation with the goal of sparking innovation in processing passed.